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Hi all,
Just wondering the venting scoop thingy is a real air intake or just a decor?
Its just getting a little toasty when temp rise above 30C.... planning to add a fan or something to release some heat from the motor...
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
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Yes, it is real! The engine compartment does get toasty, that is why they have the insulation on the access cover.
That scoop, supplies air thru an air filter box... then it enters a goofy plastic manifold, then into the motor.
If you remove the goofy thing, you can get a much more efficient cold air intake tube, which goes inbetween the air
filter box and the motor... this really makes the engine bay roomier, and would allow for a fan if you choose. But
I removed mine so I could gain access to the gear shift motors, and I like the Horse Power gain too... :cool:
 

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The real goofy thing is, that same hot engine bay is where some owners like to install a "cold air" intake consisting of a heat maintaining steel intake tube with a cone style filter, fitted inside that hot engine bay.
Remember the catalytic converter is also in the engine compartment adding to the heat being sucked in by the engine.
 

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Does it mean if I am able to mount a "bigger scoop" it should pick up more air to cool the engine compartment, in theory when the car is moving?:p
 

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The side air scoops do seem to be functional. Makes sense that a scoop would push extra air in at speed. Someone could probably calculate the increased air volume if they know anything about fluid dynamics. I’m getting ready to install them on both of my 2015s. Just waiting on some 3M adhesion primer for the tape that the scoops mount with.

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SmartieAZ said:
I installed this air intake scoop... It is not a gimmick and really works - at least in my case 10 degree less intake air temperature with the intake scoop.
Last weak i monitored with my torque app the intake air temperature without the scoop and it was between 105 F and 118 F.
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Without the scoop I never went under 100 F - I drove the same route and even the HP value went up ( didn't setup my car but it increased )
From the manufacturer:
Designed to capture the cold air and ram it into the intake duct to lower intake air temps to produce higher HP. The cooler the air comes in the higher the timing curve and leaner A/F mixtures to produce increased Horsepower...
I have the same scoop on mine, removed the intake resonator, added k&n high flow oem style filter along with a silicone intake tube between stock air filter box and intake manifold.
I saw the same positive results with my toque pro.
Plus I added a solo performance side exit exhaust for a nice exhaust note.
 

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The side air scoops do seem to be functional. Makes sense that a scoop would push extra air in at speed. Someone could probably calculate the increased air volume if they know anything about fluid dynamics. I’m getting ready to install them on both of my 2015s. Just waiting on some 3M adhesion primer for the tape that the scoops mount with.

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I have the same scoop on mine, removed the intake resonator, added k&n high flow oem style filter along with a silicone intake tube between stock air filter box and intake manifold.
I saw the same positive results with my toque pro.
Plus I added a solo performance side exit exhaust for a nice exhaust note.
I need one of those.... please point me to the right direction.. thanks.:love:
 

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I need one of those.... please point me to the right direction.. thanks.:love:
Here you go:


They are a bit slow to ship, but they are the cheapest. You'll need to find the 3M adhesive primer somewhere to make sure it stays stuck on. I got it on Amazon.
 

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Here you go:


They are a bit slow to ship, but they are the cheapest. You'll need to find the 3M adhesive primer somewhere to make sure it stays stuck on. I got it on Amazon.
Here you go:


They are a bit slow to ship, but they are the cheapest. You'll need to find the 3M adhesive primer somewhere to make sure it stays stuck on. I got it on Amazon.
Thanks a bunch.... 😘 :p
 

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They are a bit slow to ship, but they are the cheapest. You'll need to find the 3M adhesive primer somewhere to make sure it stays stuck on. I got it on Amazon.
I have had my scoop on for over 2 years no problems.
# 1 Clean the area where you are going to apply the scoop as best you can. Then reclean the area again.
# 2 Then use the 3M adhesive primer.
#3 Apply the scoop.

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The side air scoops do seem to be functional. Makes sense that a scoop would push extra air in at speed. Someone could probably calculate the increased air volume if they know anything about fluid dynamics. I’m getting ready to install them on both of my 2015s. Just waiting on some 3M adhesion primer for the tape that the scoops mount with.

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#4,194 2 h ago

I have the same scoop on mine, removed the intake resonator, added k&n high flow oem style filter along with a silicone intake tube between stock air filter box and intake manifold.
I saw the same positive results with my toque pro.
Plus I added a solo performance side exit exhaust for a nice exhaust note.
check out this link
https://www.smartcarofamerica.com/fo...arison-152600/
 

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This is mine and as Ram Air it is effective.
View attachment 63336 https://www.smart-power-design.com/side-air-scoop-silver-for-smart-fortwo-451.html
That is a really clean design. Looks like what the Smart should have come with. Some of the engineering and design is a real head scratcher...

I just mounted one of the smoked translucent plastic ones on my 2015 Pure today. It is not as elegant a design, for sure, being a simple formed piece of plastic, but it looks like it will do what it is supposed to do, which is scoop air.
 

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Here is my more basic scoop, mounted yesterday. Not nearly as elegant a design as the one from Greece, sadly, but just as effective, I expect. And I’ll take a 10-20 degree improvement in engine cooling any day.

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