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Old 02-03-2013, 11:09 PM   #3200
brapple
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Originally Posted by hemophilic View Post

Second, I recently learned about the grille shutters on the Cruze.
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/...lp-improve-mpg
I wonder how difficult it would be to fashion a similar system (or even a ghetto rigged one with foam or something) for the Imp primarily to more quickly warm the engine bay on frosty mornings. Anyone ever test something like this?
The new Focus comes with active grill shutters also. However I do not know if they close to help the car warm up faster. From my understanding of how they work they are present to close off the grill under certain conditions. I believe they might only be good for 1 or 2 mpg. I know the Focus warms up pretty fast, however when the temp guage reads normal it isn't close to being completely warmed up yet.
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