Yeah, my temps are around the same, I notice I go through about a quart of oil in between every oil change too. I'm using 5W-30 full synthetic nd change every 3K miles, I only have about a 2 mile drive to work so I haven't put much mileage on the car, still at 77K and have owned it for over 3 years now, probably put on ~20K miles. (Sorry OP for thread jack)
Back on topic....I think ur right, the wrap would insulate the heat which would in turn cause heat soak. I'm not a fan of how that gold foil stuff looks, I've seen a dude on CRSX use it and frankly I think it looks like trash, for 1-2hp it's just not worth it.
Any idea on the ETA of the HR 3.5 inch intake? I've been waiting for someone to mass produce a 3.5 inch intake for the RSX since it seems to make power with the right supporting mods. I originally thought K Mod would mass produce one since they have one on their K24 RSX, then I thought maybe I would take the Injen off during some down time and get a custom one made with the same dimensions as the Injen just larger diameter tubing, but now if Hybrid Racing is making one, I'm game to go that route, just hopefully it's out within the next 4-6 months or less... :notbad: