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Old 09-03-2017, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Enough to where electric vehicles have closed off grill openings.
If you block off the grill you may have the electric fans kinking on more, eating up some of the savings.
Newer vehicles must have spent time in the wind tunnel working on minimizing the grill opening effects compared to vehicles from years ago. That's the only thing I can think of.
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