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Old 11-13-2014, 11:27 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 11-14-2014, 03:41 AM   #42 (permalink)
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That looks neat. Just a good valve on it to adust is and your good.

Just a idea. How about a valve in one of the 2 pipes. In stead of a Y valve. You can test wich you need to put it in. And its easier and cheaper
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In my application I need full hot to reach 100f in winter, and full cold to keep intake temps below 150f in summer. So for my car I must have the option to close off one side AND the other.
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Old 11-15-2014, 03:24 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Manual operation is fine for testing.
Its time to get some automation going.

The easiest simplest way I can think of to automate this process is to stay mechanical use a heater core to warm the air with coolant and put an adjustable thermostatic valve with sensing bulb.
Set it and forget it.
Maybe add a N/O valve to close off the coolant flow to the heater core for up hill, passing, trailer pulling, where you generally want cooler air so you don't get detonation.
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I'd like to see that!
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I don't have an application for it. But I would advise on how to build one.
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I wouldn't want to use coolant heat in the winter, at least not in the Vx. It already has trouble staying at temp. Summer would probably work though
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ECONORAM, have you seen this pic from the Donkey CRX's build thread? It is on the "show car" white vx that belongs to my uncle. I believe it is in the top five right now. This is a prototype HAI. Pretty slick!
Yep. Some nice work there. I have thought about that too. Might have to try it if I follow that pattern. The first time I used some 4" dryer hose that I split open to cover the exhaust manifold and I didn't get much temp rise. That may be 'cuz I have some exhaust wrap keeping most of the heat in the manifolds...
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I wouldn't want to use coolant heat in the winter, at least not in the Vx. It already has trouble staying at temp. Summer would probably work though
Not if you did this:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ler-29085.html

Faster warm ups, likely unlimited heat for your cabin heater and intake air warmer.

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