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Hood Seal Affect On Temperature

Background: Previously I made a comparison of driving with and without the engine compartment hood seal in place and with it removed. That investigation was conducted during daily driving that included a good amount of stop-and-go. Some recent comments about how once the vehicle is moving there is cooling air flowing through the engine compartment …

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aFe Power Charge Pipe Flow Test – Part 2

Background: The aFe Power charge pipe kit is a replacement for the Mk7 charge pipes that connect the turbocharger to the intercooler, and the intercooler to the intake manifold. From the manufacturer: Directly replace your VW’s restrictive plastic intercooler tubes with aFe’s BladeRunner free-flowing, heat-resistant aluminum tubes. aFe Power Previously the aFe Power charges pipes …

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