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Old 09-11-2004, 01:43   #1 (permalink)
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cooler engine bay??

Hi guys...I love jmm race series extractors ..they are great...But the engine bay temps are a bit high.Can we heat shield them.Put a fan on them?Or isolate the exhaust side of the engine to keep intake a bit cooler? I have been thinking about an intercooler as well..possibly water injection...what do you guys think?Any suggestions would be appreciated..
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:47   #2 (permalink)
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Re: cooler engine bay??

1. thermal wrap the headers
2. ceramic coat the pipes
3. add fluting or scoops to the bonnet to direct cool air over the pipes and force the warm air down under the car and out of the engine bay
4. design a heat sheild similar to the factory job that you would of taken off
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You dont need the scoops directly above the headers.
Mine let out Awsome amounts of heat.
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Re: cooler engine bay??

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You dont need the scoops directly above the headers.
Why not? Offset scoops look ah... So muscular! So macho! Rather nifty actually.

AND, you could design an engine-bay temp gauge into the backside...
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Old 09-11-2004, 07:58   #5 (permalink)
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Maye ill design some air scoop from the bottom of vehicle flowing into the exhaust area?And get some heat shielding...lets face it mines (au)got that shitty plastic tray under the front keeping the heat in...
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Old 09-11-2004, 08:45   #6 (permalink)
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Re: cooler engine bay??

intercooler on an NA car, dont get ppl started with this one.

As for underbonet temps, 99% of cars with extractors have no problems. You can rig up a heat shield, get the pipes HPC coated, use thermal wrap or use XR bonet vents, all of which will definatly help.
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Old 09-11-2004, 14:42   #7 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Walkinshaw]intercooler on an NA car, dont get ppl started with this one.

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Heheh..just checking my options champ...When I first became a member my idea of water injection or intercooling got shot down in flames..But regardless of those opinions my car and probably everyone elses car seems to run better cooler..So with all us guys here why has no one tried it???

2 months ago I challenged a different longstanding theory and proved it wrong...Do cars use more petrol when they are turned off at every red light???Well I was crazy enough to test this out..and guess what??35 -40% of peoples time is in standstill traffic!!!!!So after 1 week of absolute economy driving and turning off at evry traffic jam /red light ..I ended up doing around an extra 140 km above my best fuel consumption...so why not try it??
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Re: cooler engine bay??

I have run exstractors on my ED for 6 years and had no heat problems until i put the new front bar and Vents in the bonnet.
Now i have trouble keepinng it hot, as all the hot air gets out.
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Old 09-11-2004, 16:17   #9 (permalink)
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Is that bad?Ithought having cooler engine bay would be good for performance?
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It is bad when the engine wont heat up and it uses heaps of extra fuel.

It also comes down to my cooling system being totally new after the accident.
I put in a new thermostat and its still running cool.
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