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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:32 am 
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Winter is coming.

And I park my car in the garage.

Does leaving the car bonnet open when it's parked overnight do any good for the car?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Bonnet - Parked Car
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:09 pm 
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I have never heard this myth, what good is it supposed to do?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 12:55 pm 
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The only thing opening your bonnet will do is let it cool down faster initially. After that, nothing

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:23 pm 
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My personal opinion is if you leave your bonnet open when the car is parked it does more harm than good because cold weather kills car batteries, so if the bonnet is closed at least the engine bay will stay a bit warmer helping not kill the battery.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Bonnet - Parked Car
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:48 pm 
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never heard that myth, although in Russia they light fires under their engines overnight, maybe thats a go'er :P

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 4:10 pm 
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If it's been a rediculously hot summers day when i park up in the garage i'll leave the bonnet open, but otherwise i'll just leave it shut.
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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:12 pm 
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I felt it would cool the car down quicker initially

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:31 pm 
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you will stuff your struts thats all.
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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:37 pm 
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Makes it easy for the Cat to get in the engine bay to keep warm :D
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Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:34 pm 
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yes thats true its hard to trick a cat into your engine bay before you start it up

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:07 pm 
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i always put mine up it lets the heat out just have a look around at all the faded bonnets
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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:16 pm 
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SWC wrote:
Makes it easy for the Cat to get in the engine bay to keep warm :D


Just make sure you don't shut the bonnet and start the car with the cat inside the engine bay :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Car Bonnet - Parked Car
Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:30 pm 
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possibly to help stop condensation.....
although the condensation would be on the outside?
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Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Its just a silly idea.take the bonnet off all together problem solved :roll:

 

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