Went to Mc Donalds tonight with my pops and as he went inside to get the food I stayed in the car. I got out to check the coolant level because there is a tiny leak in the lower intake manifold but it wasnt leaking so all was good. I touched my CAI and it burned me pretty good. Everything was so hot but the temp guage inside was only at 205-210 from just sitting there. Im very concerned about that CAI being so damn hot and that definitely isnt good for performance. I know some people build the heatshield things but they only do it on the cone and a few inches of the pipe itself so would it be ok to build it around pretty much all of the CAI right before where the temp sensor goes in and then wrap the rest with some heat wrap or whatever? I dont want to do a plexiglass type thing I was just thinking maybe some strong cardboard and that reflective heat stuff. Where can I get these supplies and how are you all building your enclosures? Thank you!
1993 Bonneville SE @ 170k Miles
Spectre Cold Air Intake w/ K&N
180 Degree Thermostat