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    Induction Kit - Heat shields

    anyone made one up or bought one?

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    Kristian,

    Got an induction kit from EssCargo (Green Cotton filter)... I'll tell you how it's set up and how it goes when I get my car back. I miss my pug. cry

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    Zen,

    I've got an induction kit however I was wondering if anyone has made up or bought a heat shield/box as they can draw in the heat from the engine bay and thought I'd give it a shot.

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    what car?
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    306 gti6

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    Is your induction kit installed by Esscargo?
    if not does it go down to the lower part just below the radiator?

    Considering the exhaust manifold is down low near back of the enginebay (just in front of the firewall) the under the bonnet temperatures are not that high (compared to other FWD cars where the exhaust manifold is in front of the engine).

    I dont know if the heat sheild will provide any benefit on the 306. Its just too far away from the hot part of the motor.
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    Not sure whom installed it though it has been installed as you mentioned.

    Makes sense but on a hot day in traffic it still would be sucking in quite a bit of hot air, no?

    Just read it somewhere that if going the induction route then best to shield it somewhat. Could be a load of rubbish though!

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    What you read is true. Heat shielding does work for 90% of the road cars fitted with pod style filters.
    The problem is that the filters sit fairly high in the engine bay and the headers are in front of the engine in most cars. So the filter does indeed suck in hot air from just underneath the bonnet. Cold air pipes, air boxes heat shield stop the ambient engine bay temps intefering with the cold air that comes in from the original opening. With the 306 the pod filter sits very low (on mine and ChriS16's pugs). And since the air is coolest near the road the filter gets the best benefit.
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    BMC now sell a round carbon-fibre air box with a pod style filter inside, hence it comes with a fexible hose to put in the path of cold air flow....
    BUT, nothing is going to really change this in stand-still traffic, your cars cold air intake, relys on drive movement, so even the best sheilded cars are not much better off in traffic.
    Its the wind-chill factor that we get that helps the pod style set-up.
    cheers chris

    ps, i only noticed marginal increase in power, but considerable throtle responce.
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