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Old 07-07-2008, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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05 Forenza auto
1. Has anyone vented the hood to obtain better airflow through the radiator?
2. Is there a Haynes or Chiltons for our car?
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No to both
One or two have done a hood scoop, but its not to make better flow through the radiator, but to help air move in the engine bay its self
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There were some early guys (might still be around) who had removed a sealing strip at the back of the hood, where it intersects with the firewall. The intent was for the air to be able to exit at the cowl and create better flow. I think they had some luck reducing under-hood temps this way. It does affect the engine bay's seal against water entering if your car sits in the rain.
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i have hood up spacers installed to raise the hood a little by the windshield to help the heat escape the reno/forenza runs hot. never had a problem with water getting in though. i did this on my old honda also. as far as a chilton never seen one but there is an online manual. do a forum search the links been posted a bunch of times
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Thanks guys
Opening the hood on the Forenza is worse than facing the desert.
I'll keep looking for the online service guides.
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Even if water did seep through without the seal, it really shouldn't effect anything. I can't see a clear path for water to drench the plugs or intake, or am I wrong?
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Even if water did seep through without the seal, it really shouldn't effect anything. I can't see a clear path for water to drench the plugs or intake, or am I wrong?
It's fine. I drive with no fenders, the cars pretty low, and no spark plug cover. AZ gets pretty bad monsoons this time of year.
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Thanks again,
With the removal of the weather strip at the base of the windshield hood, I would be concerned with the water falling on the computer. Anyone else?
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Is anyone aware that the space where the windshield meets the hood is a high pressure area?

When driving down the road, the heat of the car is leaving through the open bottom as the high pressure air at the base of the windshield forces itself down into the engine bay.

Not the other way around.
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Is anyone aware that the space where the windshield meets the hood is a high pressure area?

When driving down the road, the heat of the car is leaving through the open bottom as the high pressure air at the base of the windshield forces itself down into the engine bay.

Not the other way around.
The air rushing through the front grill and into the engine bay (and the fans pulling in air when the car is not moving) creates a flow of air in the engine bay which does normally leave the bottom of the car but removing the weather stripping as discussed gives the air and easier way out. Since the hood directs airflow above the base of the windshield and not directly at the base it creates a area of negative pressure which would pull air out of the engine bay. I dont think there would be any problems with water getting on anything while your driving down the road but it looks like it may get on the computer when the car is not moving but I could be wrong.
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