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Here's what that sensor does..... (archive)

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Posted by m3niko on October 08, 2000 at 10:42:26:

In Reply to: Those who have Dinan CAI ...or any other intake... posted by DF on October 08, 2000 at 02:25:16:

That sensor is more like a switch. When the air ingested by the engine is cold, the switch opens and allows coolant to flow through the throttle body. The coolant keeps the throttle body from freezing and getting stuck.

Ideally, you'll want that switch/sensor to sample the air that the engine is getting. That way, it'll work just like it did from the factory. Now, if you live in a climate that never gets freezing temperatures, then you can zip-tie it somewhere in the engine compartment and you'll be good to go.

Nick
'95 M3 turbo


Hey,
I just got my Dinan CAI and I noticed that it does not accomodate the sensor that is pluged into the factory airbox. What do I do about fitting it in? What have you guys done to incorporate it? I'm hesitant to keeping such a beautiful piece of work, the intake that is. I'm very curious. Mine is a 1995 M3, so any of ytou guys with these afermarket intakes, I'd like to here what you did. Thanks.





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