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HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER I NEED TO ADD THE AEM BYPASS VALVE WHEN I ORDER THE CAI? ITS AN EXTRA $50<img src=/images/forums/snitz/mad.gif width=16 height=16 border=0> LIKE WOULD A 97 FX NEED IT? PLZ GIMME THE DOWN LOW.

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Edited by - Cottonmouth on 01/30/2002 4:42:03 PM

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Unless you plan on driving through puddles over a foot deep... The bypass valve is not necessary.

I have the AOS CAI and have never needed the valve.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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I used to have the bypass valve and took it off. I have a AOS as well and YOU don't really need it unless you drive through flood water. I sounds nicer without the valve anyway.


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I don't know if I talked to you b4 or after this post but I will explain it anyway.

The AEM bypass valve will open up to allow air into your tb if the filter gets copletely submerged in water. If the filter does get submerged and you do not have the bypass valve your engine will suck water up into it and hydrolock. (Yes this is very bad) The chances of your filter getting completely submerged is highly unlikely unless you drive in areas that flood. Some people like to get it because it is a nice piece of mind. Personally I see no need for it but the choice is yours. $50 is not a bad price for it and is alot cheaper than a new engine.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

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I have the AEM valve on my CAI
(my filter is exactly 7" off the ground), but am planning to take it off after the spring rains. It does sap a bit of power from the CAI, but it is good piece of mind. As you drive through different conditions with the CAI, you get more comfortable with it; I'm not worried at all anymore.(about hydrolock)


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I had the valve before and took it out. we don't get that much puddles here in Illinois even during winter since I don't use the car.
anyways I have some pics of my cai with and with out the valve.http://communities.msn.com/tigztibby.msnw


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>http://communities.msn.com/tigztibby.msnw
 

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ok, that didn't work. try thishttp://communities.msn.com/sanpids/tigztibby.msnw<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


<hr width=60% noshade size=1 align=left>http://communities.msn.com/sanpids/tigztibby.msnw
 
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