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Old 02-11-2012, 07:02 PM   #118 (permalink)
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Great data, only thing I wonder is why you removed your grille blocks when reaching 205 dF, I think of that as normal, does you electric fans kick on close to that temp? (mine on at 220ish off 205)

Civic has a good point, but I'd think moving at 30 mph average the cat will cool down pretty quick.

Isn't starting from cold running 2 minutes what the Prius does while still in electric mode(based on reading here)? I'd be willing to bet the new auto start/stops have a temp probe to only shutdown if the cat is hot enough.

Thanks for all the work & expense in getting real data it's a very educational thread.
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