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RDRahn

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Used some plastic gutter guard installed in front of the intercooler to protect from road debris. Nothing fancy. Cut to size, folded and inserted behind grille. Used zip ties to hold in place. I had to repair once because of bird damage.

To clarify the bird damage was to the plastic mesh, not the intercooler One hit a corner and broke a zip tie.

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I like this idea to keep leaves out of that area especially in the Fall.
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Despite of what you might think that little bit of mesh will increase the temperature of the engine. The purpose of the intercooler is to keep the air charge as cool as possible and keep the cylinder temperatures down to support boost.
I agree with you about the purpose of the intercooler. I have to wonder how much of a difference the gutter screen covering would make on air flow. Seems to me it would be almost negligible.
 
 




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