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Inside CAI hot??

Nico36

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So the other day I went for a drive and came back and decided to change my air filter. When I opened the air intake it was Id say hot to the touch inside. My next question is is this normal?? + surely this cant be good for her. Is there anyway to combat this such as thermal sheeting on the sides of the cai (outside)?? just so I know shes getting colder air?? Can anyone elaborate??

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What type of CAI? Some can suffer from heat soak. Not really a good thing.
 

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Just stock cai. Cheers for the reply guys.
 

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As immorality said the OTR type (stock) can cop a lot of heat from the rad when the car isn't moving. I had one on mine til I blew it but in hindsight I'd never use one again, standard box, home mod or Mace all the way IMO.
 

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Does anyone know what the temp should be. I ran the tech 2 and my mace cai is at around 65 when idling.

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Depends on air temp and how long you've been stopped. Mine (monaro cold air intake with some extra foam and shrouding added) usually sits 5-10 degrees C above ambient when cruising around and 20-30 degrees above ambient when idling with fans running. Haven't seen 65 in winter.
 

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Get a MACE CAI, idle temps will still creep up but running temps once moving drop down to are fairly damn close to ambient.
 
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