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Old 11-17-2008, 03:22 PM   #11
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FYI I just called today this part has been discontinued and not available.
Majestichonda.com had it when my friend ordered it a few months ago. Sadly his VX was wrecked and I bought it from him and have it on mine.

They should still have them. Pretty sure it was around $10 from this site as well.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:43 PM   #12
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Thanks for the info guys. I do have A/C would that explain why I don't have one on my VX? I'll just have to remove in the summer.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:48 PM   #13
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My AC works fine with the block installed, no overheating in temps of 100 degrees. Now it might work better, but I probably will just leave it in as I did this last summer.

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Old 11-21-2008, 10:27 AM   #14
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FYI I just called today this part has been discontinued and not available.
Yes, confirm that based on my pursuit at Majestic Honda and a few other oem suppliers.
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Old 11-21-2008, 05:14 PM   #15
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How would your AC work if that's sitting right in front of your condenser?

That part is included on all models. The dealer cuts it off when installing the OEM AC kit. I pulled one off a 4 door at the junkyard.
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How would your AC work if that's sitting right in front of your condenser?

That part is included on all models. The dealer cuts it off when installing the OEM AC kit. I pulled one off a 4 door at the junkyard.
I think you're talking about the one that sits next to the radiator, that mounts from inside the engine bay. That is one that I've seen on all other model civics that didn't have a/c, but the one we're discussing is the one that mounts inside of the grill in the bumper.
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I think you're talking about the one that sits next to the radiator, that mounts from inside the engine bay. That is one that I've seen on all other model civics that didn't have a/c, but the one we're discussing is the one that mounts inside of the grill in the bumper.
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I found that the black plumbing pipe insulation works very well for a grille block, where mine is not covered by the factory one. Looks fine and you can take pieces out or put them back in depending on the ambient temps.

If you remove any just toss them in your spare tire well.

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Old 11-22-2008, 01:03 PM   #19
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Latest mileage is 47.88 MPG. Temps cold enough to freeze standing water, and winds of 25 MPH. Pics show the added grille blocks using pipe insulation on the left in addition to the factory shield behind the grille.

Also added extension to the WAI to gather heat from the area between the catalytic converter and engine block, instead of the top radiator hose area I was using in the summer. Pics of that also. Intake snorkel was reversed and trimmed slightly before to eliminate contact with top radiator hose. Mileage was for a distance of 364 miles, all interstate averaging about 67 MPH with no hypermiling and very little drafting opportunities. Half of that drive was at night in fairly heavy traffic on I95 south of DC and 64 east of Richmond.

WAI extension was typical preheater tube for old carbureted engines.

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Pipe insulation...that's perfect! I have some large gaps I want to fill and I haven't been able to think of a good material for the job. Caulk saver, made of the same material but about the size and shape of the inside of pipe insulation, was the closest I could think of but isn't large enough...thank you.
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