08-18-2009, 02:28 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Schwarzenberg, Germany
Total Cats: 75
IAT sensor insulation - go or no?
as I still have some problems with heatsoak on the IAT sensor, especially when the car is sitting for some minutes after a ride/and at warm weather.
(My AFRs tend to go down to 9.8 - which is the lowest the Zeitronix can display.)
When I drive it is gone after some 100meters.
On the other hand if the car runs at idle with climbing IAT temps this isn't happening.
What I thought, when I lately was at a homedepot-like store - they get this foam-insulation for housing installation pipes - If I wrap them around the pipe after my intercooler, where my IAT sensor sits, would this be clever or not?
On one hand it would keep the pipe from heat soaking so fast - on the other hand it also cools down slower (but as the cooling comes from the inside through the intercooler, it should still cool down fast.)
Am I missing something? Anyone tried this before?
Thanks for your advice!