Just to chime in ..... it is a very inexpensive and easy to do modification that works extremely well particularly in those areas you indicated, warm, humid, and hot........johnv said:For those that have done this mod, is there a noticeable difference with the cars power in hot weather conditions? Just planning ahead for the hot and humid summer months.
BKH said:Sorry, I'm not really understanding how the IATS works. If hypothetically your A/F ratio is near-ideal w/o the IATS, isn't installing it going to screw the A/F ratio up?
This has been debated but I'm with you on the concept. One location for this is in the airbox containing the air filter. People just drill a hole and mount it in there on the incoming side of the box. This is far enough from the engine and manifolds to avoid the heating you get with the stock location, yet representative of the air coming into the airbox because it is in the airbox.I think I would define best as not necessarily the location where it picks up the coldest air temp but the location where it picks up the air temperature that is most representative of the air temp going into the plenum.
Maybe. Another possibility is that remapping provides more spark advance, which can result in better efficiency, and better throttle response, both of which would cause you not to have to open the throttle as much to get "adequate" acceleration in daily driving, the result of which is better mileage.I feel that the Powerchip must make the car run "leaner", because I am getting better gas mileage by about 1 MPG with it.