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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Is there any way to get more air into the engine compartment besides a hood scoop and opening up the hood?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 12:04 PM
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Not easily. What are you trying to accomplish?

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-22-2019, 12:05 PM
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Norm's Fiberglass makes vented fenders... and I have seen a few Solstices were people have cut into the fenders and put in Cobra type louver vents.

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Hard to do with air intake cause it pushs more hot air in and thats not good I got one and took off. But if you get one make sure it has an heat shield i think that is what is called. But good luck I hope it works out. Better off trying to find more power elsewhere.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-23-2019, 08:26 AM
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Is there any way to get more air into the engine compartment besides a hood scoop and opening up the hood?
I did a couple of things that improved my engine temps when sitting still.

Got rid of the big plastic engine cover and replaced it with the DDMworks stainless cover.

Got rid of all the baffles and intake muffling parts and replaced them with a straight CAI pipe. (also DDMworks).

No improvement noted while driving, but that was never a problem to begin with. My temps when moving are always around 190F. biggest improvement was when sitting. It seems that opening up the top and right side of the engine by removing all that stuff has lowered my sitting temps by around 10F.

Two things to note: The CAI filter is for all practical purposes, in the same location as the OE filter. IMHO the air being ingested, since it is coming from the same location, is no cooler than it was before, it just allowed me to get rid of all that stuff beside the engine.

The original big plastic cover on top of the engine, according to GM, was to cut down on engine noise and to allow engine to warm up faster. that could be so, I guess, but I see no difference in warmup time without it and no difference in engine noise.

In summary, removing those two OE items has improved my engine temps at idle.

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correction: where I said opening up the right side of my engine, I meant the left side.

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correction: where I said opening up the right side of my engine, I meant the left side.

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It's easier to use driver side and passenger side.



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