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Old 09-21-2012, 02:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
California98Civic
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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Originally Posted by Jakins View Post
Dude no way! All summer it was over 100 degrees and I never even heard the fans turn on. Idk what it is about civics but they just don't get how. This winter I'll probly block the entire bumper
Are you tracking temps with a ScanGauge or UltraGauge. The fan will come on around 206 degrees. It is not loud enough to hear inside the car unless the car is off, or maybe idling at a stand still. My grill blocks guarantee that the fan will come on when driving city streets, under 80% load, up some sustained hill or other. Most other situations do not set them off, even freeways, except in unusually hot weather.
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See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.



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