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Old 10-03-2005, 05:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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cardboard over the radiator?

i heard that you should cover 2/3's of your radiator with cardboard in the winter to help your car warm up. has anyone here tried it? and does it matter what part of the radiator you put the cardboard on?
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Old 10-03-2005, 01:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i heard that you should cover 2/3's of your radiator with cardboard in the winter to help your car warm up. has anyone here tried it? and does it matter what part of the radiator you put the cardboard on?
that would make your car warm up faster, but it would cause your car to overheat after warm up
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Old 10-03-2005, 05:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that sounds kinda stupid if you ask me. but if i had to pick a place i would say try andblock the parts farther from the engine becasue the engine will warm it up and the outside air will cool it off. so block it off in front of the grill
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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that would make your car warm up faster, but it would cause your car to overheat after warm up
not if you're running in a constant 30 degrees outside
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Old 10-03-2005, 06:37 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that doesnt sound like a good idea
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Old 10-03-2005, 10:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i always thought that your thermostat opens when it detects that the water in your motor is hot enough, and then closeing when it gets colder. I dont see how it would make your car warm up any faster, because wouldn't your thermostat close after the cold water mixes with the hot water in your motor? Correct me if im wrong.
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Old 10-04-2005, 06:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Covering your radiator is what diesels doin the winter because it doesn't hurt them to cover it, they still won't over heat. But I dont know about a gasoline motor. You could try it and just be really careful. If it overheats or starts to, you could always replace you thermostat if it's old that always helps it heat up quicker.
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Old 10-04-2005, 04:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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ive read this tip in car and driver and popular mechanics for gasoline engines so i dont think it would be harmful. i might try it this winter cus my car takes so long to warm up. by the time the needle passes "C", im already at school.
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ive read this tip in car and driver and popular mechanics for gasoline engines so i dont think it would be harmful. i might try it this winter cus my car takes so long to warm up. by the time the needle passes "C", im already at school.
I covered my radiator a few years in a row. Car doesn't overheat. It works well. Also If you turn on your Headlights your car will warm up faster. It puts more draw on the electrical which puts more draw on the motor.
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i know that for sub zero temperature states up north people have engine block core heaters or something, you just hook it onto the block and plug it right in overnight and when you wake up its warm. try sears.
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Why don't you just get a block heater installed,that way all you have to do is plug it in over night and in the morning you will have instant heat when you start uo the car. Side benifit is that your oil will be warm too,thus decreasing the dry start up time.
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Why don't you just get a block heater installed,that way all you have to do is plug it in over night and in the morning you will have instant heat when you start uo the car. Side benifit is that your oil will be warm too,thus decreasing the dry start up time.
because i live in a townhouse community with outdoor parking so there's not much to plug into.
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Why don't you just get a block heater installed,that way all you have to do is plug it in over night and in the morning you will have instant heat when you start uo the car. Side benifit is that your oil will be warm too,thus decreasing the dry start up time.

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