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Old 22 Sep 2011, 11:46 am
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Default Weather strip mod Temp?

Ive read everyones posts about the weatherstrip mod ie:simple cowl air induction. It makes sense that it would let some extra airflow in. My question is has anyone measured the tempurature difference in the engine bay with a gauge? I wanted to know how big a difference it would be before and after, how much cooler it is at speed and all that good stuff. I dont think id cut mine up..but ill definetly take it off if I head up to the dragstrip. It just slides on and off so easy, I dont see why anyone would risk destroying it by cutting it in half. If you needed it for some reason it might be a hard to find item...I know there arent hardly any pt cruisers in the junkyards in my area. Anyways lets see whos got some insight into this one..
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Old 22 Sep 2011, 12:33 pm
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Default Re: Weather strip mod Temp?

No insight here,but after reading a lot of threads about it years ago on PT CREW, I took the rear rubber strip off and put on a small thin chrome strip (for looks) which still left a gap for air to get in/out of the back of the engine bay. Never measured anything so don't know if it helped/worked but it's been that way for years.

P.S. Took the long rubber piece off that goes around the whole outside of the engine bay, but the first time I got caught in the rain, the whole engine got soaked and as you can see, I don't like to get it messed up so now it's back on.
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Old 22 Sep 2011, 08:00 pm
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Default Re: Weather strip mod Temp?

Crewzin Ive gotta say dude you got the cleanest looking engine bay. I mean that in every sense lol. That battery box is sick and the chrome vacuum lines everywhere just makes it look mean! <----Us bowing to your awesomeness

Anyways, thats what I was afraid of is when it would rain. The chrome strip on the back is a good idea tho.
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Old 22 Sep 2011, 08:11 pm
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Won't be any performance benefit. It will actually hurt a turbo car as far as cooling the turbo. I did it for a while on my '01 and there was no benefit I could see.
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