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Old 11-10-2013, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by funola View Post
I haven't tried this yet but I think this will keep the leaves out when the car is parked. I don't know how it would affect engine cooling though.

Leaves season should be here in a few weeks so I'll be able to test it.

Follow up to this experiment. It's leaves season here and my car has been parked 20 ft away from 2 big 60 ft tall trees and I've been busy raking leaves. The weather stripping has been 99.9 % effective in keeping leaves out. I only found 2 small dried slivers about thumb size in the hinge pockets that got in via the openings on the fenders by the windshield pillars. If I plug those 2 openings with foam it would have kept leaves out 100%
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