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Date:         Tue, 2 Jan 2018 19:54:24 -0600
Reply-To:     Jeff Palmer <w.jeff.palmer@ICLOUD.COM>
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From:         Jeff Palmer <w.jeff.palmer@ICLOUD.COM>
Subject:      Re: It's cold out there
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Also you’ll get more heat at speed. Does the coolant even circulate at idle? Jeff

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> On Jan 2, 2018, at 7:52 PM, Jeff Palmer <> wrote: > > Back when I drove my 85 year-round I would slide cardboard under the bra to cover the upper and lower grills. Not sure if there’s a functional difference between the two. It helped a ton. Also used an oil pan heater, battery blanket, and lighter weight (or synthetic) oil. > > Jeff > Balmy -15C today > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Jan 2, 2018, at 6:39 PM, OlRivrRat <OlRivrRat@COMCAST.NET> wrote: >> >> It may just be that You have the Coolest Version of the "Standard" Thermostats in there ~ >> >> I'm not actually aware of what is available for that Eng' ~ >> >> >>> On 2 Jan , 2018, at 12:11 PM, wrote: >>> >>> Ford battery died and the Bus (Vanagon) has been put into extra service. Always starts right up, hope I didn't put a whammy on myself with that. Well, it's into the single and low double digits here in New England and I have noticed the Bus has a hard time maintaining heat to the interior. My temp gauge sits on the lower edge of the red light. It takes the normal 5 + minutes driving to warm up enough to move the gauge far enough off bottom to turn the heat on at all. I am considering constructing some sort of bra to go over the upper grille to decrease air flow over the radiator. First I thought I might post this question. Is this normal in the frigid cold? Have others experienced this? Could it be a malfunctioning thermostat? Does someone make said bra/cover? I await your reply. >>> >>> Dave B.

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