Even if he just got some stretch tube like what spectre performance sells (or any other 3" ducting) and ran it from down in the bumper/fender area up to the filter would help with the air temp...eh hot air intake hmm you should make your self a cold air intake or you could just take a 00-03 intake from a scrap bull and install it in yours but nice
I did this on my 96 sable and my 04 sable with the duratec and it helps with fuel mileage. I have run it in both summer and winter with no horsepower issues at all. I run it with my scan gauge.would putting the filter in the engine bay like that (and maybe putting some thing to seal the hole in where the intake tube comes thru) help with fuel mileage during winter, since the engine would be pulling in warmer air and not putting in so much fuel?
I know its not good for any power gains etc...but i dont really care - i wouldnot be driving a v6 taurus if i did....
You want to keep your IAT down because it will lean out your fuel mixture. Carburetor equipped and Fuel Injected engines respond differently to heat.I did this on my 96 sable and my 04 sable with the duratec and it helps with fuel mileage. I have run it in both summer and winter with no horsepower issues at all. I run it with my scan gauge.
If you ever looked at cars built in the 60,70, 80's the air intakes were all inside the engine compartment.
My Taurus was a Vulcan too. I'm guessing yours is a G4 (2000+), Mine is a G3 (1996-1999) So they will have different airboxes. If you search you can find pictures around here. I don't have any for G4's on hand.Mines a vulcan so doesn't look like what you have pictured but i get the jist of it thanks man
I was thinking of just running some dryer vent pipe down the wheel well and putting a K&N panel filter in the stock air box