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Old 07-11-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Cold air intake

Can anyone help me out. I purchased a 2006 chevy cobalt ss supercharger coupe from my friend. Everything runs great. I just have one question about it. It has a cold air intake that runs down close to where my front bumber is. I have heard some stories that if it sits that close and you run over a puddle it can suck up water and ruin your engine. Now is it possible to take out the intake and cut the tube to make it shorter or should i just get a short ram intake. Any suggestions or the cheapest way to do it?
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Can anyone help me out. I purchased a 2006 chevy cobalt ss supercharger coupe from my friend. Everything runs great. I just have one question about it. It has a cold air intake that runs down close to where my front bumber is. I have heard some stories that if it sits that close and you run over a puddle it can suck up water and ruin your engine. Now is it possible to take out the intake and cut the tube to make it shorter or should i just get a short ram intake. Any suggestions or the cheapest way to do it?
Stock intake runs down there too. It's just covered.
Only way you can suck up water is high RPMs, like 5-6k maybe.
Otherwise, the filter is just going to get a little wet, and you can remedy that by a hydro shield.

No short rams are available for the LSJ, and you definitely don't want to cut the tube.. Leave it.
Cheapest way is to get that hydro shield on the filter.
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custom make it, one of my friends has been running an injen CAI since 07 with a hydro shield and he never had any issues, just don't drive through a swamp and you will be fine
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Some can convert to short ram. Let me tell you...I ran into a huge puddle of water and I hydro locked my engine. Thru insurance I got a new engine drop in...

Buy a short ram intake...

Please...
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Some say get a hydro sheild and leave the cold air intake and some say get a short ram. I need an expert opinion
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Some say get a hydro sheild and leave the cold air intake and some say get a short ram. I need an expert opinion
The hydro shield is fine. I actually ran into a flood of water up to the door jam of the car. Car stalled and I had to push it out of water...my car is wicked low asell. Get the sheild and you will be good...
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Some say get a hydro sheild and leave the cold air intake and some say get a short ram. I need an expert opinion

There is no short ram available for the LSJ.

Get a hydro shield and leave it.
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Where is the best place for me to get a hyrdrosheild and installed?
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There is no short ram available for the LSJ.

Get a hydro shield and leave it.
Yeah...I was nott aware of that. Just don't drive thru a flood and the shield will keep you good.
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And whats the cost of it?
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Where is the best place for me to get a hyrdrosheild and installed?
A few places sell them.
TurboTechRacing sells them, I believe.
A couple brands of them are from Injen and K&N.

Just jack the car up when you have it and slip it on the filter and done.
It will cost maybe, like $30.
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Search online....and you just put it over the intake filter. Its simple...
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Yeah...I was nott aware of that. Just don't drive thru a flood and the shield will keep you good.
Yeah, haha.
I know the Injen you have can be both for the 2.2
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Don't go full throttle thru 2 feet of water ull be fine. Ran the kn cai for 5 years of my ion redline no issues.
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Ok i found the hydrosheild for 30 bucks, but it says it fits 2.0/2.2/2.4 for Injen Intake Systems does it matter if i dont have an injen intake?
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Ok i found the hydrosheild for 30 bucks, but it says it fits 2.0/2.2/2.4 for Injen Intake Systems does it matter if i dont have an injen intake?
Does not matter.
It's only going over the filter.
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Thanks guys i appreciate everything
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Oh sorry i forgot to ask, what is the best coolant i can put in the car?
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Oh sorry i forgot to ask, what is the best coolant i can put in the car?
Stick with Dexcool. It's orange.
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I dont know what coolant is in there now, i dont know if its the green one or if it's the 50/50 can i mix it. Do i have to put 50/50 or just straight
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I dont know what coolant is in there now, i dont know if its the green one or if it's the 50/50 can i mix it. Do i have to put 50/50 or just straight
if its green, flush it.

buy 100% dex and just mix it with regular tap water.
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ok so flush whatever is in there, pour a full bottle of 100% dex and fill the rest with water?
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Yea you don't wanna mees with that kinda **** just stick with the dexcool
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ok so flush whatever is in there, pour a full bottle of 100% dex and fill the rest with water?
Yeah, flush it.

You need about 6 quarts, I believe.
So 3 quarts 100% and 3 quarts water.

You can buy the pre mixed 50/50 dex, but its cheaper to do it this way.
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