in the past I did a lot of work on the cooling of regular engines, building isolated ram air intakes, etc. Maybe it's possible to increase the amount of cool air being sucked in by taking away certain restricting bodies? Also, on regular cars I found that a lot of noise isolation around heat sources is actually keeping the heat there too... so maybe removing extra sound isolation in hot areas might help a little as well...
The service center folks told me that the CO2 solution was a tough sell for a zero emissions vehicle... Sorta defeats the purpose :-D
On spirited driving it's easy to raise the motor temp to cause the car to dial back the power. Had anyone considered modifications to reduce the temps of the motor? What have you tried?
I find that the service centers often clean out the PEM intake of dust and debris but usually don't clean out the cooling ducts around the motor. The last time a ranger was here cleaning the PEM I asked him to clean the motor too. It involved removing several parts that were hard to reach but he found a lot of leaves and dirt that restricted air flow. Since then my motor has been running cooler.
I wondered anbout that too .. there is a large metal casing around the motor - the air duct inlet goes in from below and air exists thro holes near gears/differential ...
below are pix I could find of this..
Mark showed lots of temperature evidence pointing to a software bug ..