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Here's the URL of a heat shield test on a VW-VR6 (archive)

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Posted by Luxo M3 on October 03, 2000 at 17:46:00:

In Reply to: i think he's asking about something else... posted by pikachu! on October 03, 2000 at 17:35:20:

seems pretty real to me. The BMW engine compartment runs way hotter than the VR6 IMHO.
Still trying to find the site with the temp info for the M3...

Sucking in HOT air is bad. You predispose your car to dentonation issues from a hotter intake charge.

-Luxo M3

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