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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:35 PM
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I'm toying with the idea of fitting a couple of these things in order to lower the engine bay temp.

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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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I'm toying with the idea of fitting a couple of these things in order to lower the engine bay temp.

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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:54 PM
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Craig Jones from Denver put some louvers that he bought from a speed shop on his D1 and they looked really good. Have not talked to him in a while to see how effective they are though..................
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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:55 PM
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I was waiting for this...




No Jeep but a D90 with a warm 300 Tdi



Seriously, I like the idea...and these don't look "Fast & Furious", and come in black too
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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:09 PM
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why is the 300tdi warm? they are usually quite a cool engine, have you got the correct temp guage fitted?
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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Ha, sorry I meant the engine bay gets warm a lot and I thought some degree less wouldn't hurt!
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:53 PM
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I like the hood holes on the custom mods section.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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To be truthful, they look like a tacky add-on.

No doubt the diesel aficianados have lots of alternative ideas for keeping things cooler in the engine bay...
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Old July 21st, 2009, 01:18 AM
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Had a hot-rod shop cut louvers in my hood for $.80 per louver, back about 4 years ago. The real cost is stripping paint, and then re-painting....

There are some pics on one of the threads, can't seem to find them at the moment.

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I think they would go well with the look of your truck.

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Old July 21st, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Have them cut directly in the hood if you can, it will
look much better than adding a louvered plate IMO.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 08:50 AM
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Maybe they'll make it go faster?

Reminds me of the Simpsons episode where Homer is caught by Marge using a pick ax to bash holes in the front of their car. Marge asks Homie what he is doing, and he replies "making speed holes!"
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The gap between the hood and the wings is so generous, I don't think it would make much difference.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 10:26 AM
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Banned by the fashion police...D'OH!

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Old July 21st, 2009, 05:57 PM
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What are you using for a wing plate on the non-heater side? I have a Buckon37s-special alum wing plate for summer use that vents the heat out. Have you tried that first Michele?
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Old July 21st, 2009, 07:41 PM
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we just had new plates made for both sides of the d-90 remember? search thru the help section. opengrating for both sides. i think it help for both sides especially the previously solid vent
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 05:52 AM
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Whoa…the pic was just for illustrative purpose, there’s a smaller size available which could fit the raised side of the bonnet…
Buck’s vents, yeah, but I missed the chance at time as the snorkel was still in place, and I’m in touch with David to see if there’s still a chance to have a side vent made…it depends on costs and tool availability and demand of course…fingers crossed...
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