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Old 06-29-2005, 02:01 PM   #21
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thought so. I am going to do this should help me out some. How did you build your heatsheild. I used plexiglass but it looks like no one else did that. I was thinking of just using that tape on my tube and wrapping my plexiglass also. and i didnt forget about you on those manifolds just had some car trouble and took some money out of me but i should have the money soon if you still have them.
The sheild part is a thin piece of lexan (like plexi). I found aluminum tape that came with insulating foam type stuff on the one side. (it'* a few mm thick) I covered the lexan with that then covered the aluminum/foam stuff with plain aluminum tape.
The rubber is an old bike tube. And the sheild is wedged between the radiator and one of the 10mm bolts that hold the fender on.
Thanks for the heads up on the mani'*. The sooner the better. i need $$.
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Stop and go traffic will always get heat soak.

A good CAI is as good as a FWI system. the filter is just in the middle of the ducting instead of the end. But you need more insulation then just tape on plexi. I used relfectix.
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But you need more insulation then just tape on plexi. I used relfectix.
I have more than just the aluminum tape, i've got reflectix type tape on there also.
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I had to build up my reflectex to be about 2" thick to form an effective barrier.
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Here'* the link to my CAI done back in march. Seems to do pretty well. Works for me!!!!!!!!

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=32022
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I stopped being lazy and I moved the IAT sensor into the filter and checked out the temps via scan tool on my way to work today.
With abmient temps ranging 75-77* and average humidity around 88% the IAT sensor was only reading 80* at the highest. The sensor was actually reading 1 degree less than ambient according to my climate control on the highway.
I'll see how it does on the ride home in rush hour traffic.
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It all depends on how well all your insulating for the filter does. I'd think you are going to be pretty good.
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Ok, going home it was about 96-97 degrees with about 60% humidity. In rush-hour traffic, the highest IAT sensor temp was 104.
Not too bad.
I guess it was the radient heat from the sheild that was giving me such high temps before.
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