<VV> Engine Bay Air temperature experiment

kevin nash wrokit at hotmail.com
Fri May 22 20:31:32 EDT 2015

Daniel- Thanks!! I forgot to add- the digital thermometer probe was remote, I was reading the temps from inside the 
car, and never opened the engine lid during these test's- definitely not what I was expecting to see, especially since
I don't have the turbo heat shield on yet!
Kevin Nash
63 Turbo EFI daily driver
> Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 19:07:14 -0500
> Subject: Re: <VV> Engine Bay Air temperature experiment
> From: dmonasterio at hotmail.com
> To: wrokit at hotmail.com; virtualvairs at corvair.org
> On 22/05/15 18:20, "kevin nash via VirtualVairs"
> <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
> > I've been fine tuning my EFI set-up recently and was curious as to how
> >hot the engine compartment air was getting
> >while the engine was running during normal cruising. The engine
> >compartment air temperature was a particular concern
> >to me as I don't have a heat shield on the turbo (yet) and, until very
> >recently hadn't bothered to put on the rear engine
> >compartment seal either. Anyways, I thought I remembered someone on this
> >board had asked about engine compartment
> >air temps  sometime ago and I just got done doing the test, I thought I
> >would share my results.
> >Since I was concerned about the air temp just before it enters the air
> >cleaner, I put a digital thermometer probe on top
> >of the throttle body's, not touching any metal, approximately 1" away
> >from the air cleaner.
> > 
> >Morning before starting engine and driving to work: T= 53F, 10 miles
> >later, T=67F, head temperature was well below 300.
> >Afternoon before starting engine and driving home: T=83F. stopped at gas
> >station to get gas after 2 or 3 minutes of running-
> >right after re-starting the car, T=97F. Continue on home, head
> >temperature gets to 300 degrees, and the digital thermometer
> >reads.... 82F. 
> >I've done this same test 2 days in a row now, and have gotten the same
> >results each day, and I also verified that the digital
> >thermometer agrees well (within 1 degree) at 52F and 70F with our outdoor
> >thermometer.
> >For curiosity's sake only!!
> >Kevin Nash
> >63 Turbo, EFI daily driver
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