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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Does the product have metal inserts at all the holes? Earlier images seemed to show steel inserts at all the ...
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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    Does the product have metal inserts at all the holes? Earlier images seemed to show steel inserts at all the mounting locations, in order to to ensure you maintain a tight clamp, despite the plastic's expansion and contraction.

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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by beanjapan View Post
    Does the product have metal inserts at all the holes? Earlier images seemed to show steel inserts at all the mounting locations, in order to to ensure you maintain a tight clamp, despite the plastic's expansion and contraction.
    No sir, no reinforced metal grommets. The install calls for a standard gasket sealer around all ports and bolt locations. I'll be using Permatex - The Right Stuff (Black) gasket maker on one side, and the OEM metal gasket on the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wag-O-Neer

    No sir, no reinforced metal grommets. The install calls for a standard gasket sealer around all ports and bolt locations. I'll be using Permatex - The Right Stuff (Black) gasket maker on one side, and the OEM metal gasket on the other side.
    Awesome work it is truly a pleasure having you amongst us and your contributions have been more than appreciated

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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by cracing View Post
    Awesome work it is truly a pleasure having you amongst us and your contributions have been more than appreciated
    Thanks for the kind words. All of this is something that I would've done for my own personal consumption anyway, so it's only a few mouse clicks to share it with the community. I tend to over analyze when it comes to vehicle modding. I'm an engineer by trade, so I can't help it.

    Shooting for maybe tomorrow, or early next week for baseline dyno numbers.

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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    I would suggest keeping an eye on those bolts, to ensure they stay tight as that the plastic creep doesn't cause them to loosen up with time.

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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wag-O-Neer View Post
    I'm an engineer by trade, so I can't help it.
    Haha, that made me laugh. +1 on what he said though, it's awesome to have your contributions. Thanks!

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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    Baseline dyno today! Going to do Stock, and Trifecta tune only. Then hopefully this weekend, I'll put on the spacer, and get back out to the dyno shop again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wag-O-Neer
    Baseline dyno today! Going to do Stock, and Trifecta tune only. Then hopefully this weekend, I'll put on the spacer, and get back out to the dyno shop again.
    Awesome can't wait to see results!

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    Re: Product reivew: The Black Ice-Olater by VMax - Intake Phenolic Spacer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wag-O-Neer View Post
    Baseline dyno today! Going to do Stock, and Trifecta tune only. Then hopefully this weekend, I'll put on the spacer, and get back out to the dyno shop again.
    Clayton,
    Looks like you will get your in before I do, waiting for the catch can to do them together. Looking forward to your usual insightful review! Can't hardly wait for more HP!!

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    On my way back home. Write up this evening or tomorrow....

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    Sweet

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    Just a quick little nugget, and I can hardly believe it but...

    I just got home after my 1.5 hour trip back from the shop in mixed stop and go traffic. I turned the engine off, popped the hood, pulled the engine cover and touched the manifold. It was barely warm at all. By the time I pulled my laser out, it was in the upper 70s surface temp, and by after fumbling for my phone to take a snap shot, it had risen to 90*

    Couldn't believe how cool to the touch the manifold was....

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    Do I hear a hiccup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfv41901 View Post
    Do I hear a hiccup?
    Nope. The above post is a good thing.

    Details coming...

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