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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

One of your questions as stated and not answered is: What is the recommended thing to do if you need to pass through an area that's been flooded? The answer to this has nothing to do with ...
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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

The term you're looking for is Wading Depth which is specified by the manufacturer. They may surprise you, and its info you should know about your vehicle. Its in your manual, or search it online. ...
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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

Generally the car shouldn't be driven through water! On your Yaris, where you had high revs, what would happen if your air intake was submerged would be that your engine would fill some cylinder(s) ...
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Why is not replacing the engine air filter bad for the car?

There are two major problems incurred by not changing your air filter: As your air filter becomes full of dirt, pollen, crap, what have you, it becomes a restriction on the air inlet. This will ...
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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

There are a lot of variables here, but key risks are: water shorting electrical systems water being sucked into air intake (or potentially into exhaust) cold water coming into contact with hot metal ...
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Cold Air Intake and Engine Wear

It will have no affect on the longevity of the engine or components as long as you get one with a decent filter on it. You'll have to check reviews on different elements to ensure you are getting one ...
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Why does my lawnmower air filter have a metal wire mesh?

The purpose of it is to support the paper element. If the paper element were to get wet or get too much junk in it, it would run the risk of getting sucked into the engine, which might cause damage ......
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Is it possible to fit mashroomhead air filter in Honda Stunner CBF 125?

I wouldn't You have a carburetor on that bike. You may need to do some adjustments, if not, you will make the air fuel ratio leaner and that will be really hard on your exhaust valves. The more ...
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Cold Air Intake and Engine Wear

Some people think that a cold air intake will generally improve engine performance, allowing fuel to combust at lower temperatures, increasing fuel efficiency. They believe the lower temperature is ...
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Do you really need to clean air filter housing?

The reason your car has an air filter is because a little bit of dirt can cause engine damage. Dirt will abrade valves and other mechanical parts before getting caught by the oil filter. A little bit ...
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Bike currently running rich due to aftermarket exhaust, will adding an aftermarket air filter without any ecu work fix it

If anything, your bike should be running lean Thoughts You put an aftermarket non-restrictive exhaust on your MV, that increases the flow of gasses which requires more fuel to compensate for the ...
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How do cars drive through deep water as shown on many videos online?

Later, they will sell the car to a sucker And that poor sucker will have constant electrical problems, which cost them thousands in attempted repairs, and ultimately lead to scrapping of the car. ...
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Do premium air filters perform better than standard air filters?

I have a supercharged 4.0 Ford Barra motor (Aus). It is the most finicky motor I have ever owned & the slightest change to intake air components either gives a performance advantage, no advantage ...
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Orientation for finding high grade cabin air filters (e.g. non-OEM)

"The Icon's air filtration system is N95 certified, which means it blocks at least 95% of small particles that measure 0.3 microns." This sounds really impressive.. and I suppose it is, from a ...
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How is this diesel engine stalling pattern caused by dirty air filter?

I can’t see this being the issue. If the previous day the vehicle was driving fine, then it must have been getting enough air into the engine to support the fuel that was being injected as required ...
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What is this substance going through air filter?

Many air filters come like that. It's a line of glue, used to keep the pleats in the filter at the correct spacing. Not needed on smaller air filters.
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Cold Air Intake and Engine Wear

This very much depends on the type of engine you have. For naturally aspirated engines, these filters should have no effect on longevity. However, a word of caution, if your car is forced induction (...
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Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

This is a very difficult question to answer. Altering the airflow path before the airflow sensor can lean out an engine, which might improve performance, but cause unnecessary heat and stress. ...
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Is it OK to run a trimmer without the plate-filter support?

No. The manufacturers knew what they were doing. They put the plate there for a reason: and that is so that the air filter doesn't get stuck in your choke and get torn up. I discovered this by ...
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Is it possible that fuel consumption increases after changing an alternator?

Today seems to be alternator warning light day… You might check some of the other alternator warning light questions as the alternator and its supporting circuitry only has a few variations. You can ...
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KTM Duke 200, Broken Airbox

Provided it is not a stressed or load bearing member... You should be ok glueing or plastic welding it however you like. As long as it is securely attached to the bike. You can probably drill holes ...
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Can a really dirty or clogged air filter cause engine to burn oil in anyway?

Yes, it could possibly. A really dirty air filter will cause a greater restriction in the intake tract. This will cause greater vacuum levels. If your engine has weak/worn oil seals (such as valve ...
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I got a wipe stuck/ clogged in the Air-filter holes need helpful advice

I'd try the following things: Vacuum it out (imho the best solution, as you can also clean the air filter housing) Use a flexible pickup tool (photo attached) and try not to lodge it deeper, as ...
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KTM Duke 200, Broken Airbox

If you think you can seal the box dust proof by glue, go right ahead and do that. I've had mine broke two years back and applied silicon sealant. Just that it's a bit tough later on when you're ...
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Can my ECU tell me if my air filter should be changed?

I suppose it would be doable with an additional sensor to measure the ambient air pressure, assuming the engine has already an MAF and MAP sensor. Intuition tells me that airflow resistance could be ...
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Precautions before changing air filter

1 clean around filter box 2 open filter box and remove old filter - dispose of it correctly 3 clean inside the filter box as necessary and fit cleaned or new filter 4 close filter box - make sure ...
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Would it make sense to put a cold air intake in the 'stock' air filter box?

tl dr: You have to make the call if an aftermarket CAI is right for your car. We can't make the decision for you. With that said, an informed consumer is a wise consumer. There are three purposes ...
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Can removing temporarily disconnecting filter damage car or not?

Simple answer, yes! Removing the air filter can cause huge amounts of damage to the engine, as there's nothing to stop bits of debris getting into the cylinders - and if that happens, because most ...
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How does Ken Block's Hoonicorn V2 filter air from the turbos?

It doesn't have a filtering element (for the most part). The only thing kept out are larger chunks as there are coarse screens which are included with the turbo horns.
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is it a good idea to put essential oil in cabin air filter?

No it won't be a good idea to put essential oil. While we all want our cars to smell fresh this idea will lead to certain problems. Essential oils need little heat to vaporise and mix with air, which ...
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