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Old 10-30-2008, 02:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
Ford Man
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I've went with a full grill block on my daily driver an '88 Escort. It still takes several miles for the thermostat to open, but I've been able to notice a huge difference in how quickly the interior of the car warms up. It hasn't effected the the temperature the engine runs at in the warmer afternoon temperatures but maybe 10 degrees warmer. I have my cooling fan on a toggle switch and have a temperature gauge and the only time it ever gets hot enough to run the fan is if I get in lots of stop and go traffic or long traffic lights.

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