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Old 06-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Wow, D_D, I knew that pre-heating was a help -- and that my times s. distance would be different -- but that is one impressive graph commentary on the way you drive!!

That graph would be my like leaving home and essentially coasting downhill for 25-miles.

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A lot of that is the engine-off coasting. That's the "sawtooth" signature that you see imposed on top of the traces--the engine cools down somewhat during the engine-off portions.

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Old 06-06-2013, 12:18 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Normal temps without any grill block = engine 87C

With upper grill block:
outside temps lower than 25C = engine 89C
outside temps between 25C and 30C = engine 90C to 95C
outside temps 31C+ = engine from 95C to 98C

I don't worry as long as the engine is in the 2 digits temp.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #23 (permalink)
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At least on my two vehicles I found the blocking the decorative upper grill improved cooling as some of the air was coming out of the grill after it entered through the bottom intakes.

So my case the grill block resulted in ~1MPH increase and better cooling for both vehicles.
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At least on my two vehicles I found the blocking the decorative upper grill improved cooling as some of the air was coming out of the grill after it entered through the bottom intakes.

So my case the grill block resulted in ~1MPH increase and better cooling for both vehicles.
How did you figure out that?
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For the Mustang I did 3 tank averages with block on and block off and the MPH increased 1 MPG with it on. I didn't know about the cooling effects until I hit a deer. When it was repaired I noticed the AC wasn't as cold as I remembered. When I reinstalled the grill block The AC was ice cold again. So the block helped with cooling.

For the Dodge truck, it had cooling problems climbing hills with heavy loads. After the block the temp gage never moves off normal and I even when climbed a large hill that is known to over heat trucks with a 800# load and the gauge never moved off normal. The MPG gain was tested with a scan gauge since it only gets filled every 3 months or so. The increase was around a 1/2 MPG but at 13 tops it is still a 3% increase. Even without the increase the grill block is still well worth the effort.

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