Originally posted by Craig911
The air temp I mentioned is NOT post IC air temps - it is just temps off to the side (inlet) temps.
didn't suggest it was. However, the average temp the engine (via cooling fan) sees, will probably be closer to the ambient in the whole compartment. I'm guessing that this is why Jim had a concern about air starvation at high speeds for prolonged times with the pass side completely blocked off and only air coming in via the IC side.
One has to believe that the company designers had some sense and did some empiric testing of the concepts (maybe not). But more importantly (in terms of heat/flow through IC), I will again say that engines run cooler with better IC's than stock, hence, any increase in heat at the cooling fan is more than offset by the charge being cooled.
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