Did the throttle body coolant line bypass this morning. I think any gains will be negligible if there are any at all, but I figured it wouldn't hurt, and hey, its free
Tools needed: 10 mm ratchet, pliers
Parts needed: none
You can use a 1/4" connector to combine the hoses, but I think the way I did it in the video ends up working out better, plus there is no cost this way. A connector will run you around $2 at homedepot.
There is a how-to over on nicoclub for this, but I couldn't find a how to thread here, so I thought I'd post it up. Took me about 15 minutes to do it, and I could probably put everything back to normal in less than 10.
It takes almost no time, you need the most basic of tools, and its free. why wouldn't you do it? Im gonna be watching my scangauge over the next couple days to see what the intake temps are like. Some guys on an LS1 forum said that they consistently get a 1-3 HP increase. Granted their engines have roughly 4 times the power that ours do, but still. Not saying we'll see anything noticeable, but its there If you wanna squeeze every bit of power you can out of the engine, this might be helpful.
I was also thinking about getting some red silicon hoses to replace the ugly black ones with
It's all to warm up the engine the quickest and prevent frosting of the throttle body. There is literally no horsepower gain from doing this mod it's just like a heat riser for a carbed engine. It may drop intake temps 1/2 a degree nothing to worry about.