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Air Temp Sensor Placement

Ok, I did a searchy regarding placement of the air temp sensor found in the airbox when someone switches to a cold air style intake. Some say place it in the fenderwell, while others say to put it inside the intake tube before the MAF. I understand either way it will read outside air temp and cooler air is better. So to all you T Bird gurus; where should I place the sensor?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-24-2006, 05:21 PM
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Wherever is convenient to you. It won't make any performance difference whether it is before the MAF or after, or in the intake manifold, or wherever. The only exception to this is if you supercharge the car, then you need the intake temp sensor to be after the supercharger.

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When you put the cold air tube in, did you change MAF's? The stock MN-12 MAF has a 4 wire layout. The newer ones have 6 wire leads (can't remember part #, it's searchable though), with the two outboard wires being used for IAT temps. The sensor was integrated into the MAF. Just splice the new harness into your existing MAF wires, cut off the old IAT sensor, and connect the wires to the new MAF harness.

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I didn't change out the MAF or anything just added the conical air filter and a elbow of tubing, i put a hole in the tube and secured the air temp sensor in there.

Hmm I never knew they was intergrated before, I'm upgrading the maf soon anyways, thanks for tellin me that I was always wondering.

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