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Old 12-01-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
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Since having coolant run throught the throttle body makes it hot after a while would it be wise to make some sort of solid gasket to stop the coolant before it enters the TB? Assuming that it flows in from the UIM without it needing to go through the TB.
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It should,
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I've seen TB spacers somewhere that block them off....but the way I figure it, the heat'* gonna get there anyways because the coolant would heat the spacer and the heat would transfer???? I could be wrong. If you could keep it cool, than you wouldn't have any real heat until you get to the UIM where engine heat would get to the air from there. Would there be a noticable benefit from a modification like this??? The TB is such a small area to be affected?
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Well I figure some of the heat gets transferred from the TB to my CAI and it can get pretty hot at times while the UIM barely gets warm. I think this would drop intake temps a bit.
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I have the stock tubing from the TB to where the stock airbox goes on. Then I have my CAI. And my rice pipe does stay rather cool.....But I think I may go to PVC instead of aluminum to combat heat transfer a lil bit. At least I think the heat doesn't transfer as well through PVC. I'm not a genius with that stuff.
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Yea aluminum transfers and dissipates heat quickly but the PCV should stay cooler. Some of that NASA space shuttle stuff would rock, lol.
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Haha do they have a parts department??? What does conduct heat very well that would work in this application?
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I dont know Steel maybe? It doesnt conduct as well as aluminum but it could keep things cooler. I dont know, Id like to see a CAI with a copper heatsink design all over it lol.
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I dont know Steel maybe? It doesnt conduct as well as aluminum but it could keep things cooler. I dont know, Id like to see a CAI with a copper heatsink design all over it lol.
Ya you wanna talk about some serious weight....hahaha that'd be about 10 lbs Cardboard could work well, except for the fact it doesn't transfer heat, just fire and moisture...lol
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So I guess a cold air intake is never really a cold air intake except in the early mornings lol. They should just call it a Cooler Air Intake.
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