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Old 07-04-2016, 12:44 AM   #148 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post

By the way, do you measure under hood temperature?
My second gen is struggling with its second 12 V battery, maybe my grill blocking has contributed to the problem, as the under hood temperature got high and batteries don't like temperatures over 40C/105F.

Also, don't get under your car with just the jack holding it up. My jack failed while I was swapping wheels. It just suddenly started to drop. So I use a pile of wood blocks for double support.
Good question, I'll have to check some temps soon. I do jack stand every time, but take them out for pics because jack stands are ugly. Mine are, at least! lol

I did decide to get some more work done under the car today...

Traced out the OEM panel...

When I cut it, I left the extra length of the tail on there and cut it to fit properly, then zip tied the end to the ebrake cable. I also made a couple small panels to go from the long underbody panels and the front one, further covering up some of the various aerodynamically ugly bits.

I also removed 2.5" off the side of the lower grill block. Dropped temps in the heat of the day by a few degrees (seeing 198-202 it seemed) and dropped the intake temps a little as well. Pics to come later on that. Did 20 + 20 miles today and did an average on 90.7mpg. So I think it's coming along nicely.
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