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Old Fri, Aug-01-2003, 11:23:49 PM   #41
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With the speed of the intake air coming in, I doubt that heat transfer from the intake tube will cause much temperature difference from bumper to engine.
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anyone have the GruppeM CAI for e36 M3? i'm really interested in the review of that.

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Here's another one for the list...

I built my own custom in-the-bumper CAI...



http://www.brazeauracing.com/customcai.htm

Advantages:
~ PRICE!
~ Satisfaction of building your own CAI for less than half the cost of the cheapest aftermarket solutions.
~ All the advantages of the other in-the-bumper style intakes.

Disadvantages:
~ Having to source the parts and build it yourself (not really that big of a deal though).
~ All the disadvantages of the other in-the-bumper style intakes.
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I ordered ECIS intake kit and will arrive hopefully next week. I'll write my writeups

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I recently took some more pics of the intake. Please excuse the dirty engine bay.
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is that foam piece mid-way up the intake the "water bypass valve"....i made that name up but i have seen it on ebay somewhere..how does that piece of foam prevent hydro-lock if in fact thats what it is..thanks
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Yes, that is the AEM water bypass valve. If the filter were to become completely submerged in water, the pressure would suddenly change in the intake pipe. The AEM valve would then open and **** air in through the foam (so it is filter just a bit).

I don't ever anticipte it being needed, but it is a nice piece of mind to have it there.

It basically is a pice of rubber that was degined to open up at a set pressure level.
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would that involve different road altitudes and their related pressures or is it not that sensitive? Also i have always seen a little bit of water as something of a good thing in the intake..something of a cheap water injection. Obviously you wouldnt want a whole puddle but wouldnt some be good cause it would clearly evaporate before getting into the engine while meanwhile lowering intake temperatures?
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I am not sure how altitude affects it, and it is not a very complicted devise. It is just a safety measure if your filter was to become completely submerged in water (which is highly unlikely, but not impossible).

Here is a quote from the website selling the valve:

"AEM’s Air Bypass valve for Cold Air Induction Systems virtually eliminates the unlikely chance of water ingestion should the filter element become wet from deep puddles, rain, hail, sleet or snow–or any other scenario in which the filter element could encounter or become submerged in water. The valve installs along the upper portion of the inlet pipe on the same axis as the throttle body centerline. Should a drop in pressure occur within the pipe due to filter submersion, the valve shuts down induction at the filter and routes incoming air through its external orifices, eliminating any chance of water ingestion. "
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