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Old 04-20-2013, 12:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Cobb View Post
Sheep, are you doing it right? Myself, JimE and a few others have like 99% of our grills blocked off on our insights and heat isnt an issue. Running the ac I see 184 degrees where as the coolant relay doesnt click til 202 degrees F. Without ac I see 177-179 degrees.
I have some good hill climbs for 10-15 miles where i'd like to open up the 80% grill block for 100% cooling for safety's sake, Then on the downhills, Close off everything. I found some 50-80 lbs linear actuators from $60-150 depending on condition but a grill block isn't worth that much investment. This was research for a different project though, i'm sure 15-20lbs would be much cheaper.
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