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Old 01-06-2003, 11:17 PM   #11
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I wanted to get in on the fun...i have DSL and an alum intake...hehhehe
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I have a 96' with plastic intake, and I have cable modem. LOL, your right this is fun!
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Alright dammit, I'm supposed to be setting a good example, but screw it.

I have a 93 WITHOUT the plastic, cuz I'm BLOWN, not NA, and I have a T3 at work and Cable at home!
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DOH!!!!

Cable modem is as fast as it gets....oh ya..did I mention aluminum? Good thing, I've had enough repairs this month. The last thing I need is the intake to fail on me.

Metal is good!!
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When I get the 180' theromstat will the plastic intake crack or do anything like that after I put it in.
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No, and the chances will be reduced, as well. Did you see the engine covers I posted in General chat? That will help some too. I'd also strongly suggest adding a tranny cooler come springtime. It will help keep the engine coolant cooler also by pre-cooling the tranny fluid before it enters the radiator, and also the cooler tranny will help keep the engine cooler, slightly reducing the intake temp further. Anything you can do to prevent the nasties is worth it, and all of these mods can be done for less than $50. Ask Jseabert what he just spent for an upper coolant leak.
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I thought you said your temp. shouldn't go under 180', but if I get all those and a 180' thermostat, wouldn't it be too cool.
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No, even it will still run near 200. It'* just that it won't ever hit 220 again, and your average temps will be much lower. Your intake will benefit, your gaskets will benefit, your coolant will benefit, your car will have more power (slightly) and better effieciency, and your trans and fluid will have an extended lifteime. There are hundreds of GP and Bonneville owners doing this.
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My car'* temp. gauge never goes over 200, acually it'* usally just slightly lower than 200, I've seen it on 200 but never go over it.
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that'* how mine was before the 180. now i have yet to see it go over 175 degrees. it'* also winter. so that helps a lot. on short trips, it gets to about 125-150 degrees
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