Joined: Dec 2000 Posts: 4,785teamzr1 Owner - Pays the bills
teamzr1 Owner - Pays the bills Lives in Engine Bay
Joined: Dec 2000
Can Thermal reflection productions help reduce the temperatures within engine bay to help performance ?
So we are doing some testing using our C5 Corvette
Questions added to this which does a better job of preventing the engine, exhaust and engine bay temps in increasing temps that then effect how well or poor the engine functions.
In these testcases the C5 is highly modified,
It has a well vented hood as shown below that forces colder outside air in, flows in engine bay and then exit scoops that the air flowing above hood extracts the hotter bay temps put
Cooling Tstat opens sooner at 185 F degrees
PCM tuned and in part command the 2 coolant fans on sooner then what GM stock calibration is
Because of that these test temps will be much lower then if the C5 was stock, exp when the car is in motion and at that time the engine bay temps will be much cooler then stock the bay temps would be closer to about 200 plus degrees
But tests results are showing when the C5 is parked and at idle where no reactions of vented hood is in effect.
1. With no thermal reflection product is used 2. Reflection reduction using a silver based product 3. Instead using a gold based product
At this time results are showing no thermal and using silver product
1. Fuel Pressure sender off fuel rail 2. Air bridge from aircleaner 3. Center of intake manifold 4. Right fuel rail
Weather was 76 deg and coolant temps stayed around 188 deg
1. After C5 was driven in 76 deg weather and coolant temps around 186 F degrees 2. Then let idle for 6 minutes and then recording temps via the four J-Probes concurrently at the points shown below 3. Then after engine is turned OFF and letting heat soak for 6 minutes with hood shut and then recording the probes temp readings
Will be installing a gold based reflection reduction product and repeating the tests