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Old 07-11-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
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Default Overheating on hot days

So as soon as I put in the intercooler and had to take out the foremost air duct that directs air to the radiator I began running hot. It wasn't a violent overheating or anything. It was just that on the hottest days 105* or so the car's cooling system passes a threshold where it can't shed the heat fast enough. It takes about 15 minutes for it to get there but usually at the point where I cross over a river and up the incline of a bridge I have to turn on the heater full blast to keep the needle from going up anymore. I chose the point at which I can see black between the needle and the little wings on the thermometer on the gauge, so about 3/5's up on the gauge. Anyway check this splitter I made out of 1/8" polypropylene. Came out a little better than I thought but I still have the holes pictured below.

So, have I done enough to direct the air or am I going to have to make some pieces to close these openings off?

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Old 07-11-2007, 09:27 AM   #2
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You have to close those openings off. The air WILL take the path of least resistance. Just continue with what you've done on the bottom.
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