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With the weather getting a little warmer I'm starting to notice my engine bay getting hotter and hotter. The other day I opened up the hood after a nice long drive and I couldn't believe how hot it was inside. During the winter time the OTE would stay warm. The other day I almost burned my hand off touching it. Is this normal during warmer temps to have such a hot engine bay? A friend said maybe I should wrap the OTE pipe with exhaust wrap. Any sense in this?
 

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It's getting warmer...of course things are going to get hot. Ever notice how quickly the car warms up in warmer temps vs cold temps? Do not wrap the IC pipe as it might keep the hot temps inside the pipe...you want the heat to dissipate.
 

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Re: increasing engine bay temps. (o2k)

Welcome to turbo land. I usually pop the hood when I get home and allow it to vent a bit.
 

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Remove blanket, and modify rear weather stripping to allow venting.
 

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Time for my airbox cover to go back on...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Remove blanket, and modify rear weather stripping to allow venting.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1
 

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Re: increasing engine bay temps. (o2k)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>o2k</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> The other day I opened up the hood after a nice long drive and I couldn't believe how hot it was inside. During the winter time the OTE would stay warm. The other day I almost burned my hand off touching it. Is this normal during warmer temps to have such a hot engine bay? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes it is normal, and why most people stick with the stock plastic intake box and use supplemental cold air fed in from front of car (a la ipd R intake <br><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S60/New-Products/R-Model-Intake-Kit/p-74-815-4155" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...-4155</A>/ ). Even people that have gone open air have added intakes such as these to decrease intake of hot air coming off engine. Now if you have a FMIC, not as big of a concern, but why not start off with as cold of air as possible?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>.....but why not start off with as cold of air as possible? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I just put one in. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Remove blanket, and modify rear weather stripping to allow venting.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Did this a few weeks ago. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Welcome to turbo land. I usually pop the hood when I get home and allow it to vent a bit.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I do the same. This is actually how I noticed the temps increasing.<p><br>If the increase is normal then I am worried about it a little less. I will start looking into a FMIC.
 
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