Go Back   AstinaGT Forums > Performance & Technical > Interior & Electrics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-11-2007, 04:07 PM   #1
Smikey
AstinaGT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney
Car: BA '97 Astina
Posts: 452
BA recirc/external air temperature

Saw a very old post about a guy who was having problems with switching between the two but I think this is different.

To the point. On a cold day, with external air coming in, the temperature of the air coming in should be a cold! What i'm complaining about is that the external air feels like it's being slowed down or heated up too much (big temperature difference). Where does it come through? engine bay?

Is it just how the system works in the BA's? or could something have worn out/ not opening properly.


This was the guys post
http://www.astinagt.com/forums/showt...irculating+air
__________________
Just Do It - Smikey
Smikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-11-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
Dogo
Senior Member
 
Dogo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Melb, Aus
Car: Mazda 323 BA BPT transplant
Posts: 3,459
external air is drawn from the engine bay I think. Can't confirm for the BA but in other cars I've seen it coming from the engine bay
__________________
[ Turbo BA ]
see my readers ride
Dogo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 04:12 PM   #3
Rupewrecht
Administrator
 
Rupewrecht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: melb.vic.au
Car: AZ-1, Astina Hardtop Turbo, BJ Protege, Beetle
Posts: 16,525
Still got the seal on the back of your engine bay/scuttle panel that the back of the bonnet seals against?

if you don't, you'll be sucking in warm air from the engine bay. As the outside air is taken from the scuttle panel where the wipers sit.
__________________

jdmparts.rupewrecht.com
Sourcing your not-quite-overnight parts from Japan

WRECHT--|--SLOWTEGE--|--BEETLE--|--SUBSTITUTE--|--AZ-1


Rupewrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 04:23 PM   #4
Smikey
AstinaGT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney
Car: BA '97 Astina
Posts: 452
Hrm... i'll have a look see. I didn't purposely get it removed so I assume it's still there. Perhaps my engine is running a bit hot. I imagine if that seal is still there that's as cold as it's going to get...
__________________
Just Do It - Smikey
Smikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 05:10 PM   #5
Cosmo Dude
コスモ
 
Cosmo Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Location: Vic
Car: Mazda '95 Astina I4, '86 B2K and '10 3 MZR-CD
Posts: 7,887
If you turn the ignition to ON and every thing off then you should be able to hear the servo moving the flap. It's on the passengers side kinda between the glovebox and the door.
__________________
My 'stina Hatch
Cosmo Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 05:50 PM   #6
Cincinnatus
Nate Dog
 
Cincinnatus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Sydney
Car: Dah!
Posts: 539
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rupewrecht View Post
Still got the seal on the back of your engine bay/scuttle panel that the back of the bonnet seals against?

if you don't, you'll be sucking in warm air from the engine bay. As the outside air is taken from the scuttle panel where the wipers sit.

Should we be removing the seal? ODes it help ventilate the rear bank of the V6s for example?
__________________
"and history shall tremble at the name, Sydney Applebaum!!!"
"love between two people is a wonderfull thing, between three it's fantastic"
Cincinnatus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 06:27 PM   #7
tim
Junior Member
 
tim's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: nsw
Car: 300c
Posts: 114
my ba had the same problem, when i asked a guy at natrad about it he said to leave aircon on and recirculating the whole time.... not what i wanted to hear a i hardly ever use aircon
tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 07:30 PM   #8
Cosmo Dude
コスモ
 
Cosmo Dude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Location: Vic
Car: Mazda '95 Astina I4, '86 B2K and '10 3 MZR-CD
Posts: 7,887
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinncinatus View Post
Should we be removing the seal? ODes it help ventilate the rear bank of the V6s for example?
The rear bank is hidden under so much intake stuff that removing the weather seal won't do anything.
On the other hand if you do remove it then you could begin smelling normal engine smells and become paranoid about them. Leave well enough alone.
__________________
My 'stina Hatch
Cosmo Dude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 08:15 PM   #9
Smikey
AstinaGT Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney
Car: BA '97 Astina
Posts: 452
Need some CAI piping to the scuttle panel
__________________
Just Do It - Smikey
Smikey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 08:23 PM   #10
Rupewrecht
Administrator
 
Rupewrecht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: melb.vic.au
Car: AZ-1, Astina Hardtop Turbo, BJ Protege, Beetle
Posts: 16,525
Removal drops the intake temp around 5, but the windscreen fogs up easier when the car is started on a cold night, and your engine bay gets dirtier.
__________________

jdmparts.rupewrecht.com
Sourcing your not-quite-overnight parts from Japan

WRECHT--|--SLOWTEGE--|--BEETLE--|--SUBSTITUTE--|--AZ-1


Rupewrecht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 02:05 PM   #11
Aaron
Stiff Member
 
Aaron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Canberra, ACT
Car: 1994 Lynx BP-T
Posts: 1,198
I believe removing the seal may also be a technical defect...

Somethign to do with venting engine bay gasses into cabin or some such rubbish..
A.
__________________
Current:
Stinky the imfamous Lynx
Aaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2001- 2010 AstinaGT