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Old 05-19-2006, 12:41 PM   #11
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just noticed dropped 6 degrees good job will
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:00 PM   #12
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just noticed dropped 6 degrees good job will
The temperature measurements pictured mean nothing. Ignore the readings. That was during cooldown. I only shot those pics to show how I tested/measured. If you look closely, they are two different locations.

Keep in mind, my testing heatsoaked the engine. I purposefully made it 'harder' for the intake to cool down during the testing to really challenge the new stuff. I tested the OLD wrap first, then cooldown (mostly), then tested the bare pipe, cooldown, then tested the new product.

So the Thermo-tec stuff had to overcome more of a heatsoak than the other two steps.
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Old 05-19-2006, 01:05 PM   #13
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Wouldn't a crome pipe like the one i used give you similar results without haveing wrap it? I noticed that yours was a red one (not sure if its plastic or metal). just a thought...
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No. This is thermal barrier material specifically designed to keep the radiant heat from the pipe. I don't think a bare pipe of any finish could come close to the performance of this stuff.
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Nice.....I'm gonna have to get me some of that!! I didn't cover my intake yet because I think that HD stuff is ugly....not to mention what u said about the heat soaking!! What'* up w/that exhaust manifold stuff u got....or did I miss something?
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Nice.....I'm gonna have to get me some of that!! I didn't cover my intake yet because I think that HD stuff is ugly....not to mention what u said about the heat soaking!! What'* up w/that exhaust manifold stuff u got....or did I miss something?
Still testing the EM stuff. That'll be another topic.
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I didn't cover my intake yet because I think that HD stuff is ugly....
Show or go?
They are often mutually exclusive.
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there is a place locally that deals through us at work, im gunna call them and see if they have a similar product, or that one exactly (doubt it)
I decided this weekend i am gunna do some re fabbing of my air intake, make it better....ditching the FWI idea for a while..
I like the look of that for sure....hehe thanks for the idea bill!
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Bill...lots of good data and info here. Keep up the testing for the rest of us. I'll be on that secret testing soon.

Meanwhile, being one of the few with a stock airbox I'd like to add comments. Please remember, this is not applicable for a S1 airbox thought.

I've speculated that my gutted airbox sealed to my headlight area does so well because IAT temps are a little lower and slower to climb than your bare pipe temps and a little higher spread than the new insulation at shutdown after 5min.

Another topic though is the tube between airbox and intake for me....another topic though

The engineers clearly designed the 96+ air intakes with your findings in mind.
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Nice info!
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