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Old 06-24-2008, 08:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Please! Not the big H



I tried to pry mine off, but it was on there really tight!

Once you get rid of that H, I'll bet a piece of plastic or coroplas could be placed on top of that mesh. RTV it. Tape to hold it down while the glue cures.
It's bound to be a bit more aerodynamic.

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I have a 96 civic, small upper grill and large lower intake, at speeds over 45 is there enough air to cool the engine if I block both?
My temps are up only 9-10 degrees celsius. My rad fans still have not kicked on. The highest I got was 90 (194 F)
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Please! Not the big H



I tried to pry mine off, but it was on there really tight!

Once you get rid of that H, I'll bet a piece of plastic or coroplas could be placed on top of that mesh. RTV it. Tape to hold it down while the glue cures.
It's bound to be a bit more aerodynamic.
Yeah I might put some kind of tape on the front and start with some kind of silcone or RTV from the back. Smooth it out as best I can. Put some painters tape to hold till it sets up. Then sand and paint with some black spray. Heck if it turns out too bad I could always buy some replacement insert that they make for about a $100.
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I have a 96 civic, small upper grill and large lower intake, at speeds over 45 is there enough air to cool the engine if I block both?
Good question. Blocking the entire air inlet area may be risky on hot days. Keep a very close eye on the temperature gauge.

Could you make at least one opening "operable" with a choke cable from the driver's seat? Close it up on cool days or at high speeds, and leave it open for city and hot weather driving. Best of both worlds.
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for the people who run grille blocks, how much did you pick up in mileage???

i want to make 'em for the Caliber...but they would have to be behind the grille, since its technically my mothers car & she loves the grille, so are they worth it??

I'll have to try to sneak some behind the grille if they are worth it
I got about 2 percent on the lower grill block. I created a thread on the topic and documented my results. http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ivic-1822.html

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