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Old 07-16-2010, 06:25 PM   #21
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Results will be more relevant if you have "before" temps, as well.
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:29 PM   #22
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Oh of course...that's the plan.

Temps are supposed to be the same this weekend (in the 90's). I am going to do my drive home (20 minutes) and take a temperature. Its a digital thermometer with a laser, so I can just crack the hood open and put the red dot on the manifold to allow for the heat soak. Then I'll open the hood and let the heat escape and measure again.

After the gasket, I will replicate my same drive home, and do the exact same measurements.

If anyone has any better ideas on how to get the temps while my stock gasket is on, post it up. Tomorrow afternoon I'm doing the job...
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Old 07-16-2010, 06:49 PM   #23
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Ive checked these out a few times and I am interested in the results.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:02 PM   #24
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Ok, here's the results of my drive home on the OEM gasket:

Heat Soak Temp: 144*F



Head Temp: 187*F
Manifold Temp: 148*F
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(Heat soak was measured by popping the hood free of the "catch" and leaving it closed. I aimed the digital thermometer into the engine bay. Not scientific I'm sure, but gives you an idea of underhood temps)

Part Two: Sikky gasket measurements COMING SOON!

Not gonna lie, I am not looking forward to taking off the intake manifold tomorrow. Its going to be hot and I'm already feeling lazy.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:36 PM   #25
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Well, they are a bunch of buttsexers. One of their cars was at Hyperfest last month.
Speaking from experience?
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Obviously I need to explain to you noobs that buttsexing = drifting.
I wasn't talking about the other kind. Not yet anyway, you sexthy beathsts.

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What type of commute is used for the testing? Highway cruising, or sitting in stop & go traffic? Is the plastic undertray still on the car? How long did you have to let it sit with the hood unlatched before it stabilized at your "heat soak" temp?
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Obviously I need to explain to you noobs that buttsexing = drifting.
I wasn't talking about the other kind. Not yet anyway, you sexthy beathsts.
Ah, not familiar with that term...

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What type of commute is used for the testing? Highway cruising, or sitting in stop & go traffic? Is the plastic undertray still on the car? How long did you have to let it sit with the hood unlatched before it stabilized at your "heat soak" temp?
My commute is highway (lots of stop and go), then residential ~30mph to my house. all of the plastics are in place, with no additional cooling panels, or anything removed. When I say "stock" I mean it. As far as the hood unlatching time, as long as it took for me to get into my parking spot, pop the hood and walk to the front of my car. Like I said, not scientific, but the results should be similar since I'll do the exact same thing once the gasket is installed.

I still haven't installed it yet, its just too damn hot outside. I nearly sweated to death just putting my hardtop side latches on...
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Welp, ran out of time over the weekend. It was just too hot on Saturday, and my whole Sunday was property of the children and wife.
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did you figure out how to measure the acutal intake temperatures as they enter the head?
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No, I really have no idea how to do that. All I have is a measurement of the manifold, and the head itself.
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well that's a shame.
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Tell me how to do it and I'll see if I can get it done. I just cant think of any way...I'd love to get all the hard data I can.
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I doubt it, but I am using a plastic one that blocks off the water ports on the head.
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yeah exactly, coolant still flows through IM.
Where? I see no such provision on the flange on my 02 IM

I know some flows through the TB, but that doesn't flow through the entire IM....



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by im I think he meant tb
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tb im
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no, on the 1.6L IM and IIRC the 94-95. Coolant flows from between #1 and #2 to a port on #1. there's also a place where coolant sits against the falnge between #3 & #4 but does not travel anywhere, i assume to equally heat.





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Ahh.... been awhile since I've messed with that stuff.
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Welp...I learned something today lol
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