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Thermal tape for CAI

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by nelson19uk, Feb 14, 2011.

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    Nice one.... Looks very similar. I have heard a lot of guys in the US use that stuff also.

    I might get some and give it a go. Read a few reviews about it. Mainly on Scooby doo's and the intake temps are a lot cooler when used.
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    Maybe wont be too bad with the BSH, ive got one fitted and its seems fine, make sure you fit a heatshield aswell. My heat shield is fitted below it on the engine cover mounts but needed a bit of trimming.
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    Cool mate. I was going to make a heat shield with a bit of thick gauge aluminium or stainless.
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    Yes that will work well, just needs a slight bend in it and its easy enough to measure up and mark. As you know ally is much easier to work with
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    its worth wrapping anyway as the temp in the engine bay gets pretty warm and if your sat at lights or in traffic you get loads of heat soak
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    For the cost of !5 - 20 quid I think I might just do it. The intake box on the front of this intake is pretty close to radiator hoses so I might do the outside of it too just cus I can. lol

    It's jsut a shame its gold. be nice to have a nice shiny blue or red rather than gold but i suppose its gold for the amount of reflection.
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