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Old 02-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yes, people driving in mountainous country need a variable block more than I do. Open on the way up, closed on the way down!

My nearly full block has worked perfectly for my typical use. My fan has come on maybe twice. That said, one design consideration is that it will be easy to remove, should I ever venture into big hill country.

But your point is worth repeating for people who are new to the grille block idea.
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