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Should a heat shield be added to a Nissan Frontier cold air intake to increase engine horsepower?
Cold air intakes provide the engine an increased amount of oxygen to achieve a more explosive combustion performance. Stronger combustion means more power, and this allows the Nissan Frontier to perform better and more efficiently on the road. By utilizing a bigger volume of air, the engine can produce a cleaner burn that helps improve the Nissan's overall fuel economy. Sometimes, cold air intakes are not enough to generate a huge amount of cool air though. For performance and off-road vehicles like the Nissan Frontier, a heat shield may also be added to aid the cold air intake in blocking heat from the engine and keeping the air cool. This metal housing is an excellent upgrade that may add around two to four horsepower to the original horsepower percentage increase provided by the cold air intake. The combined power output of these two upgrades will certainly bring the Nissan Frontier's performance to the next level.
How much fuel mileage improvement can be expected from a Nissan Frontier after a performance cold air intake is installed?
Approximately 1 to 2 mpg boost in fuel economy can be expected after a performance cold air intake is installed to a Nissan Frontier. Performance cold air intakes are built with wider tubes that are effective in increasing air flow, so fuel is burned more efficiently. The fuel economy improvement also depends on the driving style. Some drivers may take advantage of the increase in power and performance, so their driving style may change a bit. Extreme and hard driving styles may counter the cold air intake's fuel mileage improvements. It would be best to stick to the old and normal driving style to maximize the cold air intake's power output and achieve optimum results.
How often should the Nissan Frontier cold air intake filter be cleaned?
The Nissan Frontier's cold air intake filter should be cleaned approximately every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Most performance cold air intake filters come with cleaning kits that can be used to remove accumulated dirt and debris. The filter may be dried and re-oiled after cleaning.