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Old 01-24-2008, 07:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Wouldn't a super-insulated engine block be nice?
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
Sure - if it (the insulation) went away once the engine heated up, and came back when you switched things off again. I suppose that's why the Prius designers decided it would be easier to shuttle around the warm coolant.
Darin, any reason why the cooling system, and that would include an external oil cooler, shouldn't be able keep a super-insulated block at optimal operating temperatures even in the summer?
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