heated intake manifold to cooled intake manifold?
Hi guys, I'm new here, but not new to the world of forums, so I did search, but I have yet to find the answers i'm looking for.
I'm running a 258 in an 84 CJ-7, and the PO installed the Clifford Heated Intake manifold. I live in south Florida, so I don't really have a need for my intake to be heated, as far as I can figure, but cooler, denser air would be a huge benefit.
If I reverse the order that the water flows in, I.E. put the water through the manifold before I pump it through the engine, so it goes "radiator-manifold-engine-radiator" instead of "radiator-engine-manifold-radiator, will the coolant temp even be cool enough to cool the intake, or would it still be heating it by virtue of the cooling system running hotter than the ambient temperature?
Also, as another idea, what if I were to hook up a smaller cooler, say something along the lines of a transmission cooler and hook that up to the manifold, would that work to "cool" the intake instead of heating it?
Once again, in south florida, I have yet to see the benefit of a heated manifold, but it does seem to be the root of some dieseling after i turn off the ignition.
Thanks again for any help guys, I really appreciate it.