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Old 06-15-2013, 06:01 PM   #3800
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Location: Mechanicsburg, Il
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Putting the reflective heat barrier on the inside of the frame sounds really tempting to me. But the more I think about it, the more I wonder if that would be bad. The hot frame means the engine is transferring heat to it. Since the frame is large and metal, with a lot of it exposed to the air, it seems like the frame could potentially add quite a bit of cooling ability to the engine. And then I wonder if maybe that's part of the design. So it seems possible that the heat barrier could trap too much heat in the engine. Even if that didn't cause damage, it seems possible that while the barrier would stop a large percentage of the heat, the engine would run hotter, pushing more heat through the barrier, and possibly negating the effect.
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