Good day guys. Was away on business travel for about 3 weeks+ and had left the car to change the car’s leaking water pump with a new one. Nothing strange there. Car is/was functioning without any issue prior to being delivered for the part change.
Guys were sending me pics periodically to show me the progress of the work. they disconnected the main radiator, emptied G12, blah blah, they didnt touch anything that had to do with the charge cooler piping arrangement. Just unscrewed the charge cooler heat cooler from the car radiator, left it hanging to do lift the car, do the swap and all was fine.
Normally between the reading of the outside temperature (sensor is new) I have a difference between 5 to 8 degrees C to what I see from my “torque pro” app using my mobile phone as intake temperature.
So after I picked up the car I see the following:
- With 18C at night the lowest intake temp was 28 while the car was moving normal-speed and if I go WOT 28 becomes 32-34-36. If I stop the car the intake temp rises to 56-58 C
Got the car back to the guys yesterday morning for a check. Guys removed the front bumper, all charge cooler connections and pipes where intact, reservoir level is full, liquid is G12. We have installed an additional valve to bleed off the air from the piping. tried this as well.
Checked for any leaks in the MAF area. maybe some hot air from the engine was finding its way there. Nothing found. removed the air intake pipe just to check it without it and get some more fresh air in the charge cooler.
What I would normally expect to see is ambient/outside temp 18 C…intake temps around 23-25C and thats it
any ideas??? ??? ???