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engine bay really hot

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by matthewoleschuk, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. matthewoleschuk

    matthewoleschuk New Member

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    i have notice for the past couple of days since i have been trying to figure a few things out with my car and i have notices that my CAI tube is very hot and i am wondering if this is normal because i have never noticed it before. usually the tube is pretty cool but it is actual pretty hot. it has been hot the last couple of days but i dont think it should be like this. is there a way of checking if the temperature of the engine is correct or the temp of air going in. the temp gauge on the dash is in its normal spot but things seem to be different please let me know any ideas on how to find the temp or how to cool things off.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Mine gets hot if the car has been running for a while.
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    I'd bet the heat is coming from that engine in there. Try taking it out and see if things cool down.
     
  4. matthewoleschuk

    matthewoleschuk New Member

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    obviously the heat is coming from the engine smart ass. but usually after driving the CAI tube is cool not burnig hot like the engine. and if you coulkd read properly i said that is seems to be running hotter then it normally does
     
  5. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

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    i lol'd!

     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Ghetto Fix:
    Get some thin insulating material.. (towel cut to size or something). Wrap one layer around the intake tube and then wrap the entire thing in electrical tape. If you are careful and neat about it, it doesn't look bad, and is very functional. Keeps the heat off of the cai and out of the intake tract.
     
  7. matthewoleschuk

    matthewoleschuk New Member

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    is insulating things going to make much of a difference
     
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