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Old 03-14-2008, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Civic Upper Grill Block

It was raining so I did some work. A very easy temp solution using 1" grey pipe insulation and a pair of scissors.



I got the scanguage installed and setup to monitor FWT and IAT throughout all conditions of "normal ops."

The first full fill was pleasant surprise.

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Old 03-14-2008, 01:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks pretty nice! Time to do the bottom,
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Please clarify what a 'pleasant surprise' is.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Please clarify what a 'pleasant surprise' is.
35% over EPA combined and $51 less than the RAM would have cost me for same mileage.
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What is your normal mileage in the civic?
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What is your normal mileage in the civic?
I just go it, about 450 miles ago. This is first full fill I've done, the other was a partial after purchase. The old owner had fuel log, and she would have gotten about 30.8 mpg from my partial fill. She was mostly a city driver.
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And the insulation matches the color of you car! It's always nice when you don't have to paint your mod.
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Looks pretty nice! Time to do the bottom,

I think I'll have a go at thermostatically controlled bottom half. Maybe fix the outer 25% on each side then make the remainder Temperature controlled. I'll probably "manually control it" until I know what total square area I'll need for AC and 95 degree FL days. Being into Mopars, I have a few old choke cables and air duct cables hangin' about. I even have a few electric servos and AC parts that could help with prototyping.
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Found bumper assembly

One of my buddies at a body shop has me a bumper assembly for prototyping. The DS corner is all bugered up, but the center section is good for mockup! Figure I can make more progress on something I don't have to drive everyday.
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Great use of pipe insulation. I'll definately be using it to block my upper grill this week.

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