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PostSubject: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyThu Jul 10, 2008 12:21 pm

Looks like an air sensor or something, it's just sitting there behind the gray lip, under the radiator. Looks like it should be attached to something frown

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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyThu Jul 10, 2008 12:31 pm

Ambient air temp sensor. It's broken off from its mount directly above. It still works, but remounting it would be ideal. It tells the AC what temp it is outside.

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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyThu Jul 10, 2008 5:04 pm

Unplug it, you don't need it... its not that hot in NY anyway wink
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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyThu Jul 10, 2008 8:36 pm

Before you disconnect the thing - if you don't use the sensor but you use 'auto' setting on the HVAC control, the control assumes it's hot out (thermistor "open" default is a max temperature reading) and cycles the AC too often in summer (instead of using the vent when the vent would work).

Ilan - just use some double faced trim tape (the 3M gray stuff with the red peel-off backing), silicone caulk, Goop, hot glue or a zip tie to put the sensor back on the mount.

Travis - your sensor is still connnected, right. Or did you remove it? You're not 'talking through your hat,' are you?

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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyThu Jul 10, 2008 9:40 pm

98riviera98 wrote:
Unplug it, you don't need it... its not that hot in NY anyway wink

fuck you its not
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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyThu Jul 10, 2008 10:05 pm

Haha, I'll just leave it for now. It's not going anywhere.
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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyFri Jul 11, 2008 9:16 am

How accurate are those AAT's?

...I wonder if I could use to to tap into my FWI so I could read the Induction Temperature on my display....
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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyFri Jul 11, 2008 9:21 am

In my experience, it's very accurate.

In theory, you could do that, but the climate control system wouldn't work very well in auto mode. When sitting idle, the AC would blow extra cold as IAT climbs.

Here's some info on IAT vs. ambient: http://rivperformance.editboard.com/series-ii-engine-transmission-f4/write-up-installing-fwi-filter-heat-shield-air-scoop-t1209.htm

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3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyFri Jul 11, 2008 10:06 am

Aaron, thanks…good read.

Not to hijack this thread, but using your pic, this is where I tapped the IAT into the fenderwell…I couldn’t tap into the “tube” because I’m using that Intense rubber tubing…
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Will this give an accurate IAT reading?

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Where did you get this cover?
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This thing is perfect! Do you remember the manufacture name and part number?
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PostSubject: Re: What's this dohickey for?   What's this dohickey for? EmptyFri Jul 11, 2008 10:27 am

it's a roof flashing, available at a hardware store. you just have to cut it up to make it fit down in there.

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