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Old 05-21-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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I'm gonna do a bunch of things for my car the next few days and I have a bunch of questions

I ordered a T-Stat from intense. Is there anything that can go wrong with a t-stat instalation or is it really as simple as an intake? Any tips before I do that?

I asked this already but Im just confirming.

Is the T-Stat located where I circled yellow?



I finally completed my Ebay intake. The pipe was too short so I had to extend 4 inches and get an Iat Extender cause the hole was too far for stock.

All in all it was about 60$ alltogether to complete it.

Is it a big deal relocating the Iat sensor in the filter? What would you use to cover the hole in the pipe?


What have you guys used for heat sheilds? Im thinking of using that plastic Binder material


And for those who have done weight reduction. What did you guys pull out?

I'm also going to get a intense PCM soon. Whats my gearing? F-Codes right?

FE1
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F83


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Yes, that is where the tstat is. Make sure you have a new gasket to put on there, and do when the car is cold. You will need to refill some of the coolant. My pipe came with something to cover the holes if they were not used, I would get some strong epoxy that wont melt under high heat. DO NOT RUN YOUR CAR WITH A HOLE IN THE PIPE!!!

For a heat shield, use reflectix and aluminum tape, available at lowes. Check my webpage out for an example.

Spare tire, backseat, are things you can remove for weight. not recommended for long term though, just trips to the track.
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you have the same gear ratio RPO as I do. The F83 is the 3.05 final ratio and the FE1 is for the suspension which is the soft ride.
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3.05 is good right?
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Its better then 2.84 which is the other ratio we could have. Im not sure exactly how it works but in general higher gearing allows for better acceleration in each gear. The advantage to a lower ratio is for highway cruising. For example with a 2.84 you might be traveling at 70mph at 1800 rpms in OD but with a 3.05 at the same speed you would be at 2100 rpms. This is generally how I understand it.
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What filter is that?
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Just for clarification, the thermostat is not where the radiator hose and metal housing meet, as inferred from your circle, but further to the left where the housing meets the lower intake manifold, so it sits horizontal. Make sure you put the new one in with the same side facing in as the old one.
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What filter is that?
Probably a generic/no-name ebay filter. I've got one as well, but only until I have money for a new one. It would probably be a good idea to buy a K&N RX-4750 for your CAI.
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Yeah its a generic no name filter.

Ill get a K&N soon though
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Yeah its a generic no name filter.

Ill get a K&N soon though
Many generics flow worse than paper. DrJay had one that looked very similar that even held WATER when filled. It may be killing your performance, not helping. He replaced his with the K&N in his sig, and his MAF counts went WAY up.
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