Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Morganville, NJ
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Anytime you make modifications to allow air containing water, such as that which comes up from the road or from vehicles in front of you, you take the risk of saturating the air filter with water.
I have a 2006 motor home with a Ford V 10. They designed the air intake in such a way that air would ram into the air intake from the outside through the front grill. In a rain storm on my way to Florida, the engine began to stumble and eventually stall. For some reason, I decide to open up the filter canister since it seemed as though something was blocking the air flow. The filter was full of water and collapsed, blocking air flow. Fortunately, I had an extra air filter, but when I got to Florida, I had to change it again.
Ford came up with a fix which did away with the ram effect through the front grill. The air pick up was above the grill and ran down to the bottom of the engine compartment and back up to the filter canister. A drain hole was cut into the bend of the air pick up to allow water to drain out before it got the the filter. It had no effect on performance but sure made life easier in the rain.
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