Yeah, sorry, I didn't mean to seem like a prick.....think I may have came off the wrong way. Sounds like Greg (Nismo) has the right idea for a quality replacement part.Well...........aren't you going to go into details about "sinking" your Element. Like in a lake?
Don't think it would matter. Not trying for warranty coverage, just insurance/damage payment. Two of the MINI owners in our club, with hydrolocked engines, had after market cai's. Insurance companies still just ruled it accidental and paid, even though the cai's are more prone to ingesting water.better remove the cai 1st.