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Question re intercooler and cooling airflow

I removed my condensor (or evaporator, whatever it was) from the rear decklid when I pulled my A/C.

Air used to get pulled through the grill and either go through he condensor, or the intercooler before going into the fan. Now, with the condensor gone, I have a feeling the air is taking the path of lease resistance (open grill) on its way to the fan - mostly bypassing the intercooler.

Does it make sense to put a blocker (sheet of aluminum or something) over the open grill to force all air through the intercooler? Will the engine run warmer with less airflow, or will I not be able to tell the difference?

- Mike
2012 - Porsche Boxster Spyder 6MT / 2018 - Porsche 911 Carrera 7MT / 2018 - Porsche Macan 7DCT / 2018 - Volkswagen GTI 6MT
Old 10-29-2006, 09:57 PM
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