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Old 03-25-2013, 07:27 AM   #276 (permalink)
AndrzejM
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Originally Posted by seifrob View Post
How is your A/C compressor unit and alternator cooled? Neither of them likes too hot environment, do they? If you completely block acces to fresh cold air, you should worry.

(found this - only in czech - sorry Spalovací motory - Hromádko Jan a kolektiv - Google Books)
True, but Piwoslaw drives his Svetlana the way that the engine reaches normal working temps only in a hot summer Joking, but that's not so far from the true... I don't think that it can be a problem for this specific car (driver).
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