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Old 03-26-2006, 03:34 AM   #1
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Default Why is it better to place the IAT in the rice pipe filter?

Isn't the object of the IAT to measure air temp, to then match/mix the other components of combustion for THAT IAT measured air temperature as it goes through the TB?

The reason I inquire is that even the rice pipe has a couple of feet of metal, subject to radiant heat persistance of the engine. Which will increase the air temperature flowing through it..

I am assuming that lowest temperature of air would be brought, from as far ahead of the engine bay as possible. Then completely isolated from any thermal impact, until into the TB, with something like ceramic insulators.. then the air temp measurement would be valid
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The air is generally flowing through the pipe too rapidly to pick up any heat from the metal.

The reason you put it in the filter is so the body of the IAT sensor doesn't become heatsoaked and affect the readings falsely.
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Thank you. Hmmm...So the the IAT body is conductive and needs to be insulated. Is a bare intake pipe hot to the touch after the engine has been running a while?

The reason i am asking these questions is that I have come across an insulating product that provides a molecular vacuum buffer between two surfaces, or surface and air. A thermos like effect. I want to see if I can get the air from the far front to the TB with virtually no thermal impact.
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You better clue us Engineers in on the product for potential debunking. Your description sounds like an attempt to sell a product by wowing the audience with big words.
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Well, I'm not an engineer, so I really recommend that nobody ever send me money unless it is to reimburse me for something I pick up for them at a salvage yard. Secondly, I would never "sell" anything at the BC from my "experiment", I would contribute it in a thread. If I had demonstrable reason to believe it would be of benefit.

Sending PM with info, and appreciating any feedback..
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