Engine Blanket 11/03/07
|Haven't had any really low ambient temps yet, but the coolant temps after the commute shutdown of >9hrs, are consistently running 25F above ambient. Seeing mostly low 30's for ambient temps.
I made some covers for those gapping holes in the wheel wells. Had some of that 40mil pvc showerpan liner left from a bathroom remodel. Held around the edges with silicone. It is pretty flexible to work with, but will probably get a little stiff with much colder weather. Next time I order from the McMaster Carr candy store, I'll get some sheet rubber. Also made something simular to cover the lower opening around the axles. Besides trying to keep the cross wind out of the engine compartment, these covers will help keep a lot of the water and slush off the blanket......Hopefully.
Gapping hole in the fender well.