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Old 01-13-2014, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Diesel FTW
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
That'll work, but watch your temps. Yours is even more enclosed than mine, and on long hill climbs my temps rise to the middle and high 190s. In such situations, I will run the heater sometimes to prevent the temp crossing 200. But I think I miht need a new radiator fan or thermostat or something too. Did you duct what air come in the remaining opening into the radiator?
I have only 1 hill climb on my trip to work. It's approx. 1 mile and not sure of the grade, but nothing too intense. The same hill on the way back is a shorter hill, around 1/2 a mile.

It's FREEZING here in winter (As low as -2F so far this season). Summer definitely can hit the upper 90's with high humidity, but I figured as that rolls around I'll have a better setup than this, or can duct it at that point as you said.
-Rick R
-'03 Volkswagen Golf TDI (49.9 MPG - Stock with Eco Friendly Tires
-'98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9L - 32" MTZ's, 4.5" lift (11.5 MPG)
-'98 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS7 5.7L (22 MPG)
-'01 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am WS6 5.7L (22 MPG)
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