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Old 03-26-2006, 06:50 AM   #1
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Default How much heat can the PCM take?

As you can see from the pic below, my PCM is currently near the bellhousing.
Will the PCM be OK in that location, or is the heat too much?

It's there basically because one of the engine wiring harnesses is too short to move it anywhere else, and I'd rather not rip that part of the harness apart to lengthen it if possible.

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Old 03-26-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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I have my computer on the passanger side inner fender only a few inches from the header, and I have had no problems. I have about 10000 miles on it since the swap. It seems that the computer is pretty tough, I would think that your location will be fine.
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:07 PM   #3
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Cool. Thanks.
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If you are concerned with heat, just make a small heat shield and maybe cover it with a thermal barrier of some sort.
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you should be more then just fine... thats basicly the same enviroment it has from the factory, and you know they tested it well....
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Old 03-28-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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Quote:
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If you are concerned with heat, just make a small heat shield and maybe cover it with a thermal barrier of some sort.
Based on the feedback here, I'm not concerned anymore
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Please post up more pics of your car (lotus 7?)!
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:32 PM   #8
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Yes, it is a Lotus 7 replica.

Short vid of part of my first drive right after the engine conversion:

http://filebox.vt.edu/users/arebrahi...ioncropped.wmv

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Old 03-30-2006, 08:47 AM   #9
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nice, instant traction loss on demand! I love it!
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that is crazier then my idea of putting the LS1 in the spitfire.. i love it!!!!
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