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Old 12 Apr 2003, 06:36 pm
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I noticed that my PT engine compartment was hot after my wife and I come in from a "cruise." So, one night after we pulled into the garage, and I had popped the hood in anticipation of a "divine" message. She asked me "what are you doing," I replied "aww it's way over your head, I'm trying to figure out how to cool the engine compartment down." To, which she replied "why don't you just leave the hood up? It's in the garage, so you don't have to worry about anyone bothering it." The only thing that I could think of to say was "OWWWUUUCCCHHH!."

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Old 13 Apr 2003, 06:34 pm
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carrying this one step further, just take the ruber gasket off the driver side near the windshield and get the same effect all the time!!

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Old 14 Apr 2003, 05:46 am
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carrying this one step further, just take the ruber gasket off the driver side near the windshield and get the same effect all the time!!

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I've reviewed the thread about that and have seen the "problems" which come up as a result. I.e the hood, etc. I will try a different approach to the problem. I'm going to buy the bulb seal (2 pieces) and:
[*] Drill holes in one along the top[*] Cut an 8" section out of the middle of other

My rational for doing this? I'd like for everything to remain as close to original configuration as possible.

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Old 14 Apr 2003, 01:35 pm
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Macster,

I too was a little afraid to cut off part of the hood seal. But I did it and have not had any problems what so ever. At first I took the whole thing out but that let too much hot air into the air ducting for the car so I cut if in half just a little over halfway across and reinstalled the long half on the passenger side. Now it cools the engine compartment and no hot air in the passenger compartment. Don't be afraid, just do it.

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Old 14 Apr 2003, 05:09 pm
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quote:. She asked me "what are you doing," I replied "aww it's way over your head, I'm trying to figure out how to cool the engine compartment down." To, which she replied "why don't you just leave the hood up?
<img src=icon_smile_blackeye.gif border=0 align=middle>Ouch. Ha ha ha, she OWNZED you man!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 16 Apr 2003, 05:06 pm
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Old 16 Apr 2003, 08:18 pm
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At the risk of being laughed off the bulletin board, I'm going to say what I've been thinking... How about buying one of those mini-six pack fridges and putting it in the engine bay where the air filter is, drilling a hole in it to let the k&n fit through, and running the power to the dash with one of those converters? Wouldn't this give a lot colder air than the so-called cold air systems?

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Old 16 Apr 2003, 11:31 pm
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if its a big thing, why not just get a hood scoop. i would if I didnt live in a town with so much gravel.

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Old 25 Apr 2003, 06:21 am
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A fridge may be a tad much <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> but a 12 volt fan like what is in a computer power supply may help.

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Old 25 Apr 2003, 01:31 pm
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Unfortunately the fridge wouldn't put out enough cold to make a difference with the volume of air the engine will ingest.

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