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Old 10-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #498 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Weather Spotter View Post
Do you even need it open at all? Unless I go on trips of 2 hours or longer mine has stayed closed 100% .
I'm not sure, but I think you are referring to the grill block?

If this is the case, then whether the grill block is closed or not, this depends entirely on the outside air temperature.

If it's summer time and hot out, and I'm heading to LaCross, well then I have the cardboard completely removed. This because going up the "bluffs", I have seen coolant temps at 213F, which is way hot. The fan kicks on at 205F.

On the other hand if it's winter, then I have strip about 2 inches wide open in the cardboard.

An automatic grill block would take care of all this.

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