There’s no question it’s picked up power, but I do understand you being sceptical.^ without a scoop you would be decreasing performance
You have installed an interwarmer
Yes I would presume that’s the flow pattern, very possible to be lots of air flow anywhere in the engine bay though. The top part fan and the shroud point straight towards the intercooler only a few hundred mmThe radiator is in the front getting air, the bottom of the engine bay is open so that is where the air flow is going, from the front then out the bottom of the engine bay
agree.Your cooler is up the top of the engine bay not only does hot air rise but it’s then under a canopy keeping it nice and warm, also the orientation of the cooler fins are facing heat soak from anything coming up
I haven’t done a lot of long drives in it, but it is my daily, 1/2hr+ trips in it most days, I haven’t noticed a drop in performance but I could be missing that, just going off the average driving experience.You would see some increase in performance while the engine bay is cool for the first 20 or so mins after it has started but after that it will soak up the heat.
No I haven’t.Look at it this way have you ever seen any air 2 air top mount coolers that manufactures have designed without a direct air path ?