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Old 09-06-2008, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to Build a Hot Air Intake

Noticed lots of older posts discussing and illustrating how to do this. However, the posts I've found with procedures and pictures all have broken links. Can anyone direct me to a currently working link that explains how to do this mod and includes a pic or two? Thanks.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Checked the link in my sig
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried but got the following error:

We're sorry, we could not find the document that you requested. Please press back on your browser and try another link.
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Old 09-06-2008, 11:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try this one:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/581466

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Old 09-06-2008, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Spectacular, John. Thanks for your "community" service, man.

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Old 09-06-2008, 02:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's another link:

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Old 09-11-2008, 12:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: How to Build a Hot Air Intake

Here's one that's a lot more complicated, but it features automatic mixing of hot and cold air.

http://www.insightcentral.net/commun...ic.php?p=23115
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yes, a bit more work to build but it works automatically throughout the year.

Set it and forget it

The parts needed can be obtained from a salvage yard. Cars with carburetors needed this mechanism so there should still be plenty around. I happen to still have one from a 1984 CRX so I put it to good use.

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Old 03-24-2009, 02:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Default How to Build a Hot Air Intake

The link from bretthans does not work for me. JoeCVT, can you provide a link to your Hot Air Intake Mod?

It sounds like you have employed a hot air sensor from the days of carburetors and choke plates, which in turn, rotates a baffle which maintains a relatively constant air temperature for the Hot Air Mod.

Can you say what the optimum air inlet temperature is for this mod? I have seen comments ranging from 110F to 160 over the years.

Thanks, Jim.

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Old 03-24-2009, 03:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi Jim,

You are correct in your description of my mod.

The links posted below used to work but there have been many changes to the website recently causing the older links to fail....To bad because many times you will find some useful stuff in those links.

Anyway, the original posting is here:
Automatic warm air intake (very long)

I have made a few changes along the way but the idea is still the same. This last winter, I adjusted the sensor to approx 88 degress. What I may do this summer is put two sensors in for winter and summer time. Have the winter one adjusted to 110 degress (the original setting from Honda) and the summer one adjusted to approx 80 degress to allow some air from the front to come in.

I now have an OBD reader I and now able to read the air intake sensor and it was able to average around 88 degrees in the winter months. In New Hampshire it gets very cold. I thought perhaps I see if I can increase to 110 degrees for the winter time.

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Low Speed Auto Stop (LSAS)
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Relocated outside temp sensor near mid engine
Cooling fans powered by 12V Solar Panel

2004 CVT Red Insight
Relocated outside temp sensor near mid engine

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Relocated outside temp sensor near mid engine
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