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Old 08-09-2007, 03:57 PM   #11
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Just remember, don't open your windows all the way. Only a little bit. When you open them fully it creates a lot of turbulence and increases the size of the wake big time. I remember when tuft-testing my VGs when I opened my windows all the tufts of yarn went all wonky because the mass of turbulence the windows created wrapped around the car.
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If you are worried about adding hot air via the heater core, you could put a manual shutoff valve on the inlet line from the engine, and ensure that no hot coolant is flowing to the heater core in the summer.
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I just leave the knob turned all the way to cold...
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Old 08-11-2007, 10:20 AM   #14
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Me too...luckily, my car has a manual button for the compressor, so I just turn the climate control all the way down, and if it gets cool enough, I can just turn the compressor off until I want it.
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Old 08-11-2007, 03:13 PM   #15
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Me too...luckily, my car has a manual button for the compressor, so I just turn the climate control all the way down, and if it gets cool enough, I can just turn the compressor off until I want it.
Mmm-hmm. Me too.
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Run AC full cold on recirc if you really need it, and turn AC part off/on manually leaving fan on 3rd position.

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Or never use it and you WILL get used to it eventually
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Old 08-12-2007, 02:07 PM   #18
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If you are worried about adding hot air via the heater core, you could put a manual shutoff valve on the inlet line from the engine, and ensure that no hot coolant is flowing to the heater core in the summer.
Every water-cooled car I've seen already has one. It's generally cable-operated by the temperature control just like the air mix flap, though some cars have a vacuum or motor operated valve.
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