I have changed the airfilter recently as i was doing a service, the air filter cam out WET!!, not dripping, but quite wet. I know we've had quite a bit of rain recently, but I wouldn't of thought that the rain would be able to get into the air box.
Has anyone else suffered from the same thing, if so what sort of remidy was used.
I don't really want to be changing my airfilter everytime it rains!!!
Have you done any mods to the airbox ?
Drilled holes, rerouted the cold air feed etc ?
If so, rain could be getting in through the feed, and/or damp through the modded holes.
If neither of those things, the only way rain can get in is through the air intake. Might be a design fault. Try angling the air intake pipe upwards a bit (if poss), then any water will run back out as it it forced in.
It is more than likely just due to all the damp cold weather we have had, and condensation forming in the airbox.
The problem with induction kits is being prone to heat soak (Warm air being sucked in from hot engine bay).
At idle and slow speeds they can be horrible things making the car lumpy.
They need to have a cold air feed piped to them from the front grille, or somewhere where an inlet can be placed, which fortunately isnt difficult to do. Bonnet vents help too by keeping the engine bay cooler.
The standard airbox with a good panel filter (K&N, or other) is just as effective as an induction kit, and cheaper, so i would investigate why your filter is getting wet first before spending money.
Im pretty sure its just condensation, and although this doesnt solve the problem, i dont think its anything to worry about either.
That said, an induction kit would probably solve the wet problem, and give a small performance gain, and sound nice.