That's if it leaked at the aluminum core or plastic side tanks but if it is at the joint I doubt it will hold.
is that screen OEM? Is it fused to the air box or is it removable?
No, that screen is THD...as in, I went to The Home Depot and bought a small roll of screen door-like material and cut out a section to wrap around that inlet hole for the air box.
Why would I do that?
Well, because there was a point at which you could pull that air box top, remove the air filter, look straight down, and see the ground (and anything on the ground) right on the other side of the inlet hole. Which is the most likely source for the strange new collection of items I was starting to find on the safe side of my air filter when I would go to change it out - butterflies, dragonflies, moths, bird feathers, and even the occasional small amphibian (when summer or summer-like weather going on). I was not comfortable allowing that to continue, thus the screen "outer filter" on the bottom of the air box approach....sort of a pre-filter filter...just to knock the big stuff down before they get to the real filter and clog it up more than necessary.
And yes, it can be removed, but i have to pull the air box out to do it...either that or just cut it out I guess. It would be easy to replace since I have like 4 square feet of that stuff left.
Also why not get an IAT sensor with a 0-5V analog output and tap it into the Trinity so you can log directly?
I was under the impression that the external input port on the Trinity was only for wideband 02 gauges, so it really didn't occur to me to get another IAT sensor and try that...If that slot on the Trinity can accept any kind of analog input, that would be wonderful, seeing as the remote unit's probe plugs back into that remote unit with the very same plug the trinity has for the wideband gauges. If I could have just plugged that thing into the Trinity and startec recording from the start, I'm going to be really angry!!!
Are you trying to monitor incoming air box temp?
I had a hypothesis that I wanted to collect some data on that hypothesis to be able to prove disprove it once and for all (it's been on my mind for a long time
I thought the trinity could read ambient air temp from the sensor near the radiator (assuming your charger has one)?
It can, and yes it does, but just using a temp taken from a spot directly in front of the radiator doesn't tell me much about what I am actually looking for - the temperature of the air getting mixed with the fuel and burned.
It is my position that the IAT sensor heat soaks very easily and thus reports the wrong temp to the ECU for mixing the air and fuel.
The air box temp should be within ambient and intake air temps.
You would think it would be, yes...and on the highways or otherwise when not in stop and go traffic, it will be very close. But in stop and go traffic or extended periods of idling, the IAT sensor looses its damned mind! It could be as much as 25-30F difference! But I knew that was incorrect, I just didn't know how much. Judging by the amount of STKR I was seeing at times, I could guess it off by a double butt-load anytime I saw several spikes over 3 degrees in quick succession.
With that, I must ask, what's with all the questions??? Are you writing a book about me? I want in on some of the loot if that's what you're doing!!