|10-15-2014 07:25 PM|
|10-13-2014 07:03 AM|
|Tigeo||The way to check is to turn on the car, hop out and look into the front grill. You should see them open/close as a check routine when the car is started.|
|10-12-2014 10:25 PM|
It is possible to LOOK into the front and see the shutters. On my car I have seen them open, and at other times closed with the engine off and the car parked.
If they never opened the car would certainly overheat.
If they never closed? Not much except a small decrease in mpgs.
|10-12-2014 08:30 PM|
There should be a way to measure the states using a scan tool such as Ford's IDS tool, but otherwise I'm not sure exactly.
In winter especially with a cold engine and the heat and defrost running the shutters are usually fully closed. They tend to change states depending on vehicle speed and load as well as required engine cooling temperature.
|10-12-2014 08:15 PM|
|Kona blue sel hatch||How can you tell what the shutters are doing?|
|10-12-2014 12:33 PM|
For example here's my ST prior to the intercooler swap. The n/a snorkel would not block the shutters.
|10-12-2014 12:03 PM|
|F35-JSF||From what I remember earlier in this thread, removing the snorkel prevents the shutters from sealing off the bay. Could be costing you a mile or two.|
|10-12-2014 11:44 AM|
|dyn085||If the car still appears to be running normally, I would give it a couple of tanks of normal driving to see, and definitely check your mileage with hand calculations. If your driving is the same and your connections are all secure then mileage should be at least the same, if not slightly better.|
|10-12-2014 11:42 AM|
|stuff1138||Taking the snorkel out doesn't break anything. It should not affect your MPG. If you are noticing lower MPGs it could be how you're driving. Coast more.|
|10-12-2014 12:17 AM|
|Special K 17||
Its making me think that its fine, its just that massive drop in the MPGs the computer was showing is frightening. I did around 150 miles at about 75 mph today and wound up with the computer showing me about 32mpg, which isn't terrible, but still seems low to me.
And I'd love for it to be under warranty, but something tells me I'd be paying out of pocket to get it fixed, if its broken.
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