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How to Measure Engine Bay Temps

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Bobo_1, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:36 AM
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    I did a search and got zero hits. Anyone measured engine bay temps or know what I could use to do that?

    I want to measure the temp of the air as it enters the stock induction at the fender well. Then, I want to also measure the temp at the front corner location that the K&N filter would sit in the engine bay.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    Fluke thermometer with a flexible probe or something like that. A scanguage will tell you intake temps so can work as well.
     
  3. Aug 4, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    Where is the read out for the temp? Is this the gauge with the compass?
     
  6. Aug 4, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    craftsman multimeter w/ thermocouple attachment. stick it where you want and either have the multimeter go through a side window or duct tape it to the hood to see real time measurements while driving!
     
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  8. Aug 4, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    ^ that will only give the temp of the fender in the engine bay. as well as those things suck on shiny surfaces...

    my and whippersnapper02's suggestions are the only real way to get real time accurate readings of engine temps in a specific location...
     
  9. Aug 5, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    Sitting in my drive way yesterday in Tennessee it was reading 104!
     
  10. Aug 5, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    Has no one measured temps in the engine bay with regard to where the CAI are placed? No one measured the MAF temps with different CAI systems?
     
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