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Old 11-22-2008, 04:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Updated front grill block

First week-end after the grill block described on first message, we made a 2x200km highway trip with temperature around 15C (59F) one way and 10C (50F) other way. The temperature needle didn't raised over the normal "hot" position

After a few days, the morning temperatures dropped from 10 to 5C (50 to 41F) and I felt the hit on the FE. I decided to close the lower front grill even more (everything except toward the turbo) and block the upper grill (see 1st picture in next message).

I can remark that the temperature needle begins to raise later, but is at the "hot" position sooner. May be because there is less air circulation under the hood.

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