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I saw this on fb as well as the results seemed conclusive but , im still sceptical though as there wasn't any heat near the core or pipework nor was there any simulation of weather conditions and outside temps .

As under normal conditions the rad / engine would emit heat behind the core and warm air or rain would affect average intake temps .imo a coat of paint might affect the conducting of heat in different conditions .

Would love to see some back to back tests on a rolling road with both cores on the same car , as I'd prefer to paint my fmic for added stealth [emoji6]

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Yeah engine bay temps were mentioned on another forum, as well as weather.

Also wouldn't the black one get heat soak quicker as it would absorb heat quicker than a silver one?

You could go into so many levels on this, would the type off primer make a difference? It's acting as an insulating layer.

Thickness of paint, type of paint, alternative coatings? Ie anodised, powder coated.

Maybe we need the real Mythbusters to invesitage?

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V1 & v2 (slanty type) are as my brvs v1 sti had one fitted and Here's my old v3/v4 factory sti tmic post-1399-140328938565_thumb.jpg

And a friend's wrx bug eye had a black tmic and he upgraded to a factory silver sti one .

will admit I'm not 100% sure about the v5 / v6 sti one's being silver but, the v5/v6 uk and wrx one's I've seen have been black , so I assumed the sti ones were silver as well like the other ones I've came across .

Back to the op I still thought it was a good vid but ,won't be spraying my shiny hdi fmic untill I see some rr results with proven power gains

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