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Old 03-16-2003, 03:20 AM   #1
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Ok. Today I was thinking about how my heater works and came up with an idea. It'* a pretty well known fact that you can help your engine not to over heat by truning your heater on. But in the summer that'* just murder. So, why not just have an alternate route for this hot air to go? At the flick of a switch you should just have the heat go outside the engine compartment through a couple of vents. Possibly through something like this...

These would just look good on there anyway but with a purpose? That would just be great. Also, since it'* helping to cool the engine, it'* also releaving stress off other cooling parts.
This idea is pretty simple so I'm guessing that it'* been toyed with before. Let me know what you guys think.
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Hmmm. Your ideas intrigue me and I'd like to subscribe to your newsletter. Those vents do serve a purpose in letting out engine heat(as long as they don't cap them off). This would be a nice thing to have.
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I've been lookin for those BMW style Gills forever to actually put onto my Bonnie for that reason.. but trying to find them in junkyards.. pfft.. without having to pay an arm and a leg.. . Mentioned this to a friend of mine one day.. pissed out of our minds.. and he said to go to the hardware store and buy those house vents ( you know the ones on the floor for the vents from central heat A/C ) and he'll cut mold and bondo them in for me.. then paint it to match... ha ha ha ... imagine how stupide that would look ??? hmm.. time for some photoshop majic when I have a chance... hee hee :P
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lol that would just be funny There has to be an easier way.
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I've seen aftermarket heat extractors before. Just keep in mind that some 92-95 Bonnevilles have plastic front fenders. If you doubt me, get your magnet out. Mine and Jseabert'* are plastic.
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I've seen aftermarket heat extractors before. Just keep in mind that some 92-95 Bonnevilles have plastic front fenders. If you doubt me, get your magnet out. Mine and Jseabert'* are plastic.
Yup plastic here too...
I never get tired of hearing that, plastic fenders....... so silly..
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Well, I guess one solution would be to have a metal insert (with a low specific heat) there. But this would probably cost a bunch to make flush with the fender and look right. Alright, I'm gonna go do some looking around to find those heat extractors. Thanks for the heads up willwren.
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I just don't see why we would need to take more heat out. A 180 stat , tranny cooler, losing the plastic cover and a properly working cooling system should be fine. Our cars are designed to work at certain temps. Decreasing the too much would require lot'* of mods. The computer is based on those temps.
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I just don't see why we would need to take more heat out. A 180 stat , tranny cooler, losing the plastic cover and a properly working cooling system should be fine. Our cars are designed to work at certain temps. Decreasing the too much would require lot'* of mods. The computer is based on those temps.
I don't have a 180 thremo or a tranny cooler so I don't really know how well they work in extreem heat. I'm just thinking about last summer when I'd be coming home from work in bumper to bumper traffic. My temps could get to be 230+.
I do realize that having the engine temp far below 180 or 160 is bad because of the lack of expected metal expansion. But if the 180 thermostat and tranny cooler should do it then I guess that'* the answer.
While searching I found that Porsche used the engine cooling idea in 1984.
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarti...ra_cooling.htm
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I've seen aftermarket heat extractors before. Just keep in mind that some 92-95 Bonnevilles have plastic front fenders. If you doubt me, get your magnet out. Mine and Jseabert'* are plastic.
Yup plastic here too...
I never get tired of hearing that, plastic fenders....... so silly..
Dent resistance is good just go look at saturns.

You can take a baseball bat to one of their fenders and doors and be ok. Just keep the sharp objects away from them.
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