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Old 08-26-2009, 04:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by micondie View Post
I think that if you did an A-B-A test between WAI and CAI in which you controlled the acceleration to match it between tests you would find no advantage to WAI.
That my 2 cents
I accidentally had a single-blind test that confirms it for my vehicle...

Under similar weather conditions, an early version of a WAI broke loose and started to inhale cooler air under the front bumper (not freezing cold, but in the 50F-75F range). This was before the SG -- an OBD chip documented the scenario.

It was a couple of weeks before I popped the hood and found the problem. I would like to say that I was accelerating similarly, but I only have incremental speed readings to compare. I filled up and noted the results. With the rough data presented, the conclusion was that the cooler air decreased FE.



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