2001 5S "Turbo"
What was the difference in temperatures of the interior?
Yes, I agree on that. In fact the tint folks have a little demo machine - doesn't everyone - which uses a bright reddish light to shine through their demo filmed glass. One can detect the difference in feel, just as you say.Interesting, Jim. I’ve only done anecdotal testing, but when I put my hand under (a couple inches) my windshield with the sun shining on it, I feel more warmth from the sun than when I do the same under one of the tinted ceramic areas.
The two car interiors were both the same degrees warmer than the advertised outside (shade) temperature. Both cars were 12 degrees F warmer than the advertised ambient temperature. No improvement from the window filmWhat was the difference in temperatures of the interior?
All that information is on here in various threads, searching with keywords will help you find it.Also what has to be done with bcm fooler for the additional voltage. And do i have to put resistor or adjustable pot in the orange vpin wire to mcm?
Currently my home made bcm fooler pcb has just the 10k resistor matrix . No other resistors inline with pack voltage input. Im at 169vdv pack voltage and i think faked 156. Cant rember as last time i checked my probes slipped and shorted eachother out and didnt get to look at volt meter.
Do the side windows exhibit the same heat retention? I wouldn't be surprised if Honda has applied a low-e coating to the outside of the hatch glass, which may effectively trap whatever is absorbed and re-radiated as IR by the tint on the inside of the hatch glass.If you want to save some reading time, the take away; 65% blockage, "ceramic" window film is completely worthless in controlling interior temperature of an Insight. Conclusion, don't waste time and money on window films. (They may block enough UV to save upholstery, but that wasn't the goal.)
Setting: Two identical Insights (color wise) aligned parallel and with hatches facing a bright sunny day. 92F ambient temperature - shade temp I assume. "Soak" time of 2 hours.
Two identical Insights except that one on the right has 65% ceramic window film- first pix below.
Meat thermometer measuring the "soak" temperature of a small glass of water sitting in a shaded part of the back hatch area. Both cars experienced a interior soak rise of 12F. Second pix below.
Hand on glass test. The clear glass is much cooler to the touch than the film covered glass. Apparently the film blocks radiation by absorbing it in the film. Obviously, well maybe not, this heats up the glass, which in turn heats up the interior. The glass got so hot that it was impossible to leave my hand on it for any period of time. Not so with the clear glass. Third pix below.
NEVERMINDBought a Foxconn 90mm brushless fan to bring in ambient air from the normal MDM floor exhaust fitting. Looks like it might work. Only .25A draw.
Problem. The fan has three wires - black, red, yellow. I can't find any ref as to what the wires all do. Probably black and red for full drive, but guessing.
Any computer types know the code?
Thanks very much. That got me sorted out again. It's hell getting oldJime check your email. I sent MCM and BCM plug wire info.