Sure, they use the large salt pieces, but when stuff melts and the roads get water, it's in the water. When the water gets up in the CAI and engine compartment, it evaporates and leaves the salt. You must have the same deal in Michigan...The MAF should be able to ignore a little water. I'm willing to bet the salt made it freak out and throw the CEL. How much salt do they put down where you are? Don't they use those huge rock salt pieces?[/b]
I'm not entirely confident that the MAF won't be bothered by a little water...especially over several years time. It's an electronic device that is not really intended to get wet. If he is getting salt all the way up inside is CAI and MAF, that means a fairly decent amount of water is getting up there...not just a little.
I really wouldn't be surprised if some of you guys with CAI's start having these sorts of trouble down the line...imo.
No, I don't think he his. Even if it doesn't get on his filter as much, you get all that crap in your engine bay. Putting vents right over the tire is absolutely retarded. You know how much water and crap comes off your tires on an average drive around town in a rain storm?Man, you are paranoid. If you are going to use a SRI because you are worried about shit getting through the filter and then to close the fender holes, the filter is going to be so much higher than the holes.[/b]