Max_Boost said:The by-pass valve is a complete waste of money!!
Unless you dump your entire front end into water or live in an area that is prone to flooding, you do NOT have to worry about water seeping in
Craig said:I thought the Dinan "jimmy hat" came standard with all Dinan intake kits?? :dunno:
I will be ordering the Benfer also, are you in on the group buy and have you seen the dyno sheet for the Benfer?als00328ci said:I think it's suppose to come standard but I will be ordering the Benfer so that's why. The K&N filter should be the same for the Dinan and Benfer.
In the rain you won't be affected by running just the filter w/no valve. I have run CAI on my E39 540i with no sock/aem in pouring rain and been fine. I think the AEM valve is worthwhile as cheap insurance against hydrolock in a flood situation, but it won't do squat for you in the rain. With your bumper, even moderate to heavy rain won't reach that filter - at least not in quantities which would jeopardize your engine. Go through a puddle that's deeper than the highest point on your intake, however, and it's a different story.als00328ci said:Steve, My question is. Even without the sock or aem valve. How would the cai be affected in the rain with my stock coupe bumper. If I do run into a big puddle the intake looks like it is fairly protected by the bumper itself. Any comments.