[Vwdiesel] Oil Light/Buzzer

Harmon Seaver hseaver at cybershamanix.com
Fri Feb 14 18:58:51 EST 2003

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 03:35:34PM -0800, Tyler Casioqv Backman wrote:
> Then why do 95% of semi trucks use cardboard, or some sort of bra to
> block cold air from getting to the engine bay in cold weather? The
> devices they use usually have different sized flaps that they can open
> and close to regulate the amount of air reaching the engine bay.

    Thinking about that more, I'd bet that they do it mostly because they have
to travel from one end of the country to the other, and if they put in the best
Winter thermostat for their engine, when they got down in Texas it might be too
much for their cooling system, especially if they were pulling a big hill. Or
maybe they're just too lazy to change thermostats from one season to the
next. And I don't know that "95%" do it anyway, I'm going to make an effort to
start watching for that, seems to me that most local big trucks, like gravel
trucks, don't use those.

Harmon Seaver

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