Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 19:19:16 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: 9000 cs turbo: heat around car

Fred W. wrote: > "Al" <> wrote in message > news:iG0Ac.75719$ > >>I have a 96 CSE FPT, and I noticed this when I bought it. However, there >>doesn't seem to be a problem, I think ma_twains reply to your 900 cs turbo >>post above is probably the best one. (Just heat overspill from exhaust, >>manifold etc.) Theres a helluva lot of energy going on when you hit the >>loud pedal in one of these! >> >> > > Here's a fun demostration you can use to amaze your friends (assuming your > '96 does not have an aluminum heat shield over the turbo as some of the > newer models do). > > Run around in the car for a while at night sometime, driving rather > aggressively, and then pull over and pop the hood. Marvel at the glowing > red color of your exhaust manifold and turbo case. Now you know where all > that heat is coming from... > > -Fred W > > > Any thoughts on the pros and cons of cooling the engine compartment to reduce the heat buildup from the turbo? When I park the car, I open the hood to let the heat escape whenever possible. A thermostat controlled fan and door in a hood right above the turbo might be interesting. Or would the fan melt . .

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