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After experiencing piston meltage in two engines that were not intercooled, we fully understand the importance of ensuring the air charge for our new engine/blower combination remains cold. We went through approximately 140 pounds of ice during our two days on the dyno. That math breaks down to roughly 10 pounds of ice (added to 2 gallons of water) per run. At the track, nearly 15 pounds of cold cubes are used for one pass. Throughout our time on the dyno, the 353’s air temperature averaged 90 degrees (measured at the intake manifold) and never went above 117 (on one pull with low ice)—a dramatic improvement over the 278-degree air that wreaked havoc on the original engine’s pistons.