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Old 08-14-2015, 08:13 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Here's a better view. They passed the 500 mile test, still tight.


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Old 08-14-2015, 08:19 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:22 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Does the Volt have active grille shutters ahead of the radiator for the gas engine?

If not, you could do a partial or even full lower grille block, depending on cooling location/requirements of the electronics.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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WindyDrew: I mistakenly thought you were new to the forum. (It was the low post count.)

Then I looked at your join date. You're an old-timer around here.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:37 PM   #35 (permalink)
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WindyDrew: I mistakenly thought you were new to the forum. (It was the low post count.)

Then I looked at your join date. You're an old-timer around here.
Just didn't have much of value to share, until now
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:41 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Does the Volt have active grille shutters ahead of the radiator for the gas engine?

If not, you could do a partial or even full lower grille block, depending on cooling location/requirements of the electronics.
No active shutters that I know of. Just a fake upper grill. I'm not sure how much I could block of the lower grill but I doubt the 13 kw I normally require on a flat road builds much heat. I use maybe 50kw of the 110 kw available so I could probably block the entire lower after summer cools off next month. Maybe I'll try it soon just to see what happens when it gets too hot. Then I would know what to look for when modding
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:18 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Does the volt have overheat protection built into its electronics? If it does not, any grill blocking could get real expensive.
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Old 08-15-2015, 09:42 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Does the volt have overheat protection built into its electronics? If it does not, any grill blocking could get real expensive.
There's no way that a car as advanced as the Volt won't warn me before it gets too hot. It is an electric car after all.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:56 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Grill block.

I'm also a recent Volt convert...

IIRC, the grill block is shuttered and automatically opens to cool the electronics, battery cooling or ICE radiator as needed. I've never seen mine open... So far I haven't burned a drop of gas.

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:23 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Over how many miles travelled in total, ocnorb?

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