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Old 06-02-2004, 11:30 PM   #1
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Right now I have my air filter using 90* slow bend of PVC pipe. Im just wondering if its ok to put a short STRAIGHT ram air tube as far forward as possible until I hit the battery and the windsheilf washer fluid. Is straight bad? I do not have an MAF screen. I will also probably be closing off the filter with some plexiglass or some insulation.
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Straight is good, Curve is bad.
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are you using one of those Accel Kool Blue pipe things, or is it custom made?
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PVC is bad for heat soak. I'd try to find something metal, then insulate. Are you talking about straight between the TB and the 90* bend? That'll be good for flow for sure.
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what is heat soak?
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how much a substance absorbs heat. PVC will be harder to change the heat of than a pipe. If he had PVC and insulated it he would probably be fine.
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when I had my pvc pipe it did not get nearly as hot as the metal pipe now. but i also sanded it down then painted it with hi temp paint, so maybe that did something?
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i think plastic has a higher specific heat than most metals, so it will take more energy to heat it, though it will stay heated for a longer period of time.
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