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Old 05-08-2000, 11:32 PM   #1
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Exclamation intake wrap? my intake is really HOT!

Hey, need some help here. Now that is warmer out i checked my intake temp because car feels slower, and i found that the intake is REALLY hot. the filter itself its hot and the actual pipe cant be touched. I was wondering if there is a way to wrap the intake pipe to keep the heat off of it. about the filter i am going to try and make a heat shield sometime soon.
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Old 05-09-2000, 12:41 AM   #2
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I wrapped with pipe insulation, its thin foam strip with aluminum foil on on side. It's a bit sticky but not very, so I used duct tape over it. It doesn't look that bad, and from temperature studies, it really works well!

You can separate your intake from the rest of the engine bay with cardboard with aluminum foil on one side. I also used some thin pieces of styrofoam glued to the cardboard.

This really helps keep it cool. I used four different temp sensors under hood to check.
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Old 05-09-2000, 01:41 AM   #3
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How about if you opened up the center scoop and channeled the air to blow over the air filter and surrounding piping? All you would need is a metal mesh (like what you have in your stovetop vents) to keep out bugs. With a heat shield, the intake should be nearly ambient.
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Old 05-09-2000, 10:22 AM   #4
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Keith, I assume you have a stock air box and stock Filter box, if so, change the silencer plastic pipe (after the air sensor, 98 or 99) with an AC aluminum pipe of 3", cut one side to fit the 2" of the air box, you will have to find a 3" to 3" rubber hose to conect the aluminum pipe with the MAS. Hope this helps.

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Old 05-09-2000, 08:51 PM   #5
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I have a weapon-r intake and that thing is hot. I was thinking about opening the middle hood scoop but am worried about all that water but I think that I should wrap the tube with the stuff that ur talking about. Hmm...I have sopme free time next week so Iwill look into it Thanks for the into
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Old 05-09-2000, 10:19 PM   #6
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I put in a 3 inch aluminum pipe from Ace hardware to replace my stock MY2000 intake. The tube is damn thin and I was concerned that engine heat might damage it so I bought that same pipe insulator (sticky on one side, alumnium on the other). I haven't noticed a performance difference with a "cooler" pipe...but I sure did notice a sound difference! Uninsulated it was pretty loud...insulated it is louder than stock, but not as loud as before. BUT, when I put that pedal to the floor...it SCREAMS. Sounds damn good.

I pulled the cover off my scoop too, letting all that air in. It seems to keep in nice and cool, and everything appears to be fine.

This mod is my vote for #1 first mod!

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Old 05-10-2000, 07:30 PM   #7
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i'm sure header wrap would work well.

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