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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 12:40 PM
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Excellent job. It came out great. I never liked how the box isn't sealed. You, my friend, have done a great service to the community.

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Excellent job. It came out great. I never liked how the box isn't sealed. You, my friend, have done a great service to the community.
Thanks. Hopefully some other people pull the trigger on sealing up their boxes too if they’ve been hesitant to. This was the first time I ever used fiberglass or bondo so as long as someone has the patience and a little mechanical aptitude, it’s not that difficult to get done in an afternoon.
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Here’s the final product of it reinstalled, sealed, and heat shielded.

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Here’s the final product of it reinstalled, sealed, and heat shielded.

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You did a good job. Do you have anything monitoring the intake temperature? I'm curious what your intake temps are compared to mine.

Just an FYI in case it happens to you, Volants are bad for throwing codes. It is usually the seal where the MAF sensor plug is or the provided connectors don't seal perfectly against the throttle body.


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Here’s the final product of it reinstalled, sealed, and heat shielded.

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You did a good job. Do you have anything monitoring the intake temperature? I'm curious what your intake temps are compared to mine.

Just an FYI in case it happens to you, Volants are bad for throwing codes. It is usually the seal where the MAF sensor plug is or the provided connectors don't seal perfectly against the throttle body.
Thanks. I don’t have anything as of now monitoring the the air temperature. The real test will be whether I see any changes in MPG’s. I also had it on for a good month before I removed it to seal the box and I didn’t have any codes pop up then so hopefully nothing will pop up now.
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Here’s the final product of it reinstalled, sealed, and heat shielded.

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Love the look. What is the source of the heat shielding material wrapped around the air duct?

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Love the look. What is the source of the heat shielding material wrapped around the air duct?
Thanks. The intake tube is wrapped in this:

https://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-14.../dp/B004PIK0LM


And the box is covered with this:

https://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-13.../dp/B00029KC2K
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