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Old 01-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
redpoint5
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I park my car in the garage, which seems to never drop below 40F due to the hot water heater, furnace and attached wall. This means I don't have to defrost on my morning commute, and fluids start at a higher temp.

I have just installed a full lower grill block in addition to my taped off upper grill. This seems to have improved FE, but during the hour I was on the freeway the cooling fans cycled about once per minute. I'll need to open it up a little. Temps stay just right for my short 15min commute though, and having a fully blocked grill seems to keep the engine warmer than it normally would be after it sits for a while.
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