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Old 02-04-2016, 11:38 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dremd View Post
LEAF does in fact have a grill. It is mainly for A/C / heat pump, but also for cooling the drive system (but not battery).
It is smaller than typical ICE, but it would help to block for sure.
Study-up on what would be safe for your components then. It is clearly not the same as an ICE. Maybe the motor will be less able to operate safely or without damaging wear on parts... How hot does that motor get?
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