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Yesterday 04:21 PM
AmericanCaveman
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I did temp testing with thermocouples on an old car, not a focus, with with a shield to the engine compartment, air temp at hot idle wasn't much different from engine bay temp to inlet temp(due to heat soak), but driving often saw 30+ degree drop
Very interesting! Thanks for doing the research.

Does anyone have any factory airbox lids? I want an extra one to experiment with.
Yesterday 12:46 PM
Gi_Jo_Nathan Just wanted to make sure some of you new guys are aware of the New Mission Mod.
Yesterday 11:07 AM
dave89iroc I did temp testing with thermocouples on an old car, not a focus, with with a shield to the engine compartment, air temp at hot idle wasn't much different from engine bay temp to inlet temp(due to heat soak), but driving often saw 30+ degree drop
Yesterday 09:54 AM
TboneZX3
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Originally Posted by AmericanCaveman View Post
I don't understand how CAI's don't get heat soak after doing research on taking our lids off.
A true CAI won't. "CAI" is a term falsely applied to many intakes these days, IMO. If a CAI is pulling air from the bottom of the engine bay in open air (like AEM), the air entering the intake is not affected by the heat rising off the engine. There will still be some heat soak from the intake tube, but likely not any more than with the stock intake tubes.

BTW, I'm running the K&N 57s-4000 (the one with the lid on stock box, the hole in the filter & plug for the hole), and there is a very noticeable difference in the heat of summer plugged vs. unplugged. When unplugged, it will bog off the line. This same difference will be realized stock lid on vs. off, and is very likely even more noticeable, as even with the plug removed from my intake, some "cool" air is still being pulled from the snorkle area.
07-28-2015 09:00 PM
unida767
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Originally Posted by AmericanCaveman View Post
I might do it on a cooler evening though.

I don't understand how CAI's don't get heat soak after doing research on taking our lids off.
The good ones have heat shields and also make a seal with the hood. AEM feeds down to behind the front triangle grill.
07-28-2015 08:54 PM
AmericanCaveman I might do it on a cooler evening though.

I don't understand how CAI's don't get heat soak after doing research on taking our lids off.
07-28-2015 07:09 PM
Truth in Ruin
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Originally Posted by AmericanCaveman View Post
You have a point there. Tomorrow is supposed to be around 100.

Really not looking forward to going to work in that.
At that temp, you'd probably get heat-soak driving with no lid in stop & go traffic. I bet the intake would be nice and growly though :)
07-28-2015 07:01 PM
AmericanCaveman
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Personally I think it's a little warm out to be running no lid. Should be a decent winter mod though.
You have a point there. Tomorrow is supposed to be around 100.

Really not looking forward to going to work in that.
07-28-2015 06:58 PM
Truth in Ruin
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I would say you are probably right.. I'm sure it's just a faulty butt-dyno diagnostic.

I'm going to buy a proper filter next month, hopefully. My funds are tired up in other things at the moment.

Since you've had yours off for 83,000 miles, I'll probably take mine off tomorrow just to see what it sounds like.
Personally I think it's a little warm out to be running no lid. Should be a decent winter mod though.
07-26-2015 08:10 PM
AmericanCaveman
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Originally Posted by Gi_Jo_Nathan View Post
It really doesn't hurt anything. I've got 83k miles on my 2012, with the lid off the whole time.

I'm not trying to talk you into it though, just saying if all you've done is remove the snorkel, it's highly doubtful you effected the power negatively.
I would say you are probably right.. I'm sure it's just a faulty butt-dyno diagnostic.

I'm going to buy a proper filter next month, hopefully. My funds are tired up in other things at the moment.

Since you've had yours off for 83,000 miles, I'll probably take mine off tomorrow just to see what it sounds like.
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