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Old 03-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #1
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I have a Koyo Radiator and I took off the intake duct, now I was wondering if it's possible to put it back on with out melting it? Would I have to put some sort of Heat reflective tape or wrap?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Many people run it as is without issue, why would you?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #3
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I have a Koyo Radiator and I took off the intake duct, now I was wondering if it's possible to put it back on with out melting it? Would I have to put some sort of Heat reflective tape or wrap?
How hot do you think the radiator gets?
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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How hot do you think the radiator gets?
Have you ever touched a aftermarket radiator after warming up?
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #5
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Not hot enough to melt the intake brotato.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:19 PM   #6
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Have you ever touched a aftermarket radiator after warming up?
Have you ever touched a stock radiator after warming up?
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #7
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The oem one is plastic on top. The koyo is all alum thay getts much more hot on top then the oem plastic one.

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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The oem one is plastic on top. The toyo is all alum thay getts much more hot on top then the oem plastic one.
The liquid on the inside is can only get so hot. And is MUCH cooler than the melting point of plastic.

Your point is moot.
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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The oem one is plastic on top. The koyo is all alum thay getts much more hot on top then the oem plastic one.
It doesn't get any hotter than the plastic end tanks but since aluminum transfers heat faster than plastic it also transfers heat faster to your hands when you touch it giving you the impression that it at a higher temperature. It is not.

Do not confuse temperature with heat and/or the transfer of heat. They are different.
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Just asking because I've seen people heat wrap there whole air intake duct... I don't just want to throw it on drive around and start smelling melted plastic
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:34 PM   #12
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Just asking because I've seen people heat wrap there whole air intake duct... I don't just want to throw it on drive around and start smelling melted plastic
the reson they did that wasnt to keep the plastic from melting...and wrapping plastic parts of the intake was a waste of time, anyway
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