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How hot does it get in the front compartment? by 2.5
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Report this Post06-10-2014 09:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How hot does it get in the front compartment where the spare tire is?
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The only heat coming in is from the coolant into the radiator.

But there is constant air movement from under the car. Doesn't get hotter than 100 F probably ever. Unless the air outside is warmer
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Originally posted by 2.5:

How hot does it get in the front compartment where the spare tire is?


No Jason, you cannot cook your dinner while driving in the front trunk area

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No Jason, you cannot cook your dinner while driving in the front trunk area



LOL, Car-b-que!


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LOL, Car-b-que!


Kevin

yep in a Fiero.....
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You guys laugh about cooking dinner but the old VW beetles used to offer an optional cooker that sat atop the motor
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No Jason, you cannot cook your dinner while driving in the front trunk area



Na, thats what the back is for
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Originally posted by Sabenn_88_notch:

Doesn't get hotter than 100 F probably ever. Unless the air outside is warmer


That'd be good. So, heat sensitive things can be stored up there, even when parked. I know the rear gets hot from the engine and the cabin gets hot when parked especially with windows up.
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You guys laugh about cooking dinner but the old VW beetles used to offer an optional cooker that sat atop the motor


I was laughing because the first thing I thought of was an episode of Wings.

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When I go grocery shopping, I store frozen items in the front trunk where the spare is and the regular groceries in the back. I've gotten a few looks placing bags on both ends of the car.

Many people have mounted audio electronics in the front trunk, and they do not seem to have a high failure rate. The air cabin vent tubes are also near the front bulkhead, so that air rushing into the vents would help to cool the area of the trunk right by the windshield. I would take a guess that you'd probably have to worry more about ambient heat on a super hot summer day with the car sitting than ambient heat caused by the car running.
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I used a remote/wireless thermometer to answer the question. The plastic skin ensures a good link between the sender and the display.

Ambient temperature 73F (it's San Diego!), A/C off:

At 70mph, front = 75F and rear = 85F
After 1 hour parked in the sun, front = 124F and rear = 140F
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Originally posted by notaguru:
At 70mph, front = 75F and rear = 85F
After 1 hour parked in the sun, front = 124F and rear = 140F


Parking tn the sun will kill your frozen foods faster than driving. Be sure to take them out when you get home.
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Originally posted by notaguru:

After 1 hour parked in the sun, front = 124F and rear = 140F


Thanks for testing!

Hmm, how hot is too hot for this? Bad idea? The can does not say.

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With radiant heat from radiator AND the sun on it, Ill guess over 150*. The passenger compartment gets near that setting outside. Ive had plastic items melt setting on the seat or dash. The cars color would affect it to some extent too. Black getting the hottest, and white being the coolest. One reason you seen most RVs with white or silver roofs and body shells. These days you see more colors on them because they have more and better AC units.

I actually had an old cookbook made for cars with times and where to put different foods to cook them on the engine. You can cook anywhere from the air cleaner to the exhaust manifolds. Local tv news a few years ago showed them cooking eggs and bacon on a car hood outside in the sun.
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Report this Post06-11-2014 05:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Maybe I wont bring extra fuel for the power tour leg I am doing. Was thinking it'd be nice if I was stuck in a traffic jam and ran out of gas. 150 degrees is pushing it I bet for that can. Could keep it in the cabin with me, but then remove when I park and put where I wonder...

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I keep one of those cans in the engine compartment of my jeep Cherokee right next to the quart of oil and quart of trans fluid never had a problem with any of them I know it gets hotter than 150 degrees lol
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If you're doing the Power Tour, just take along a 2 gallon fuel can. Empty. You will be doing the run with lots of people and they'll usually stop to lend a hand. Keep the can in the passenger floor and as you coast to the side of the road, reach over and grab it and wave it out the window. Someone will stop to help.
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Report this Post06-12-2014 11:17 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
How about placing the can in a small soft sided cooler? Should be enough to insulate IMO.
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Never thought of using 2-cycle premix fuel as emergency fuel in my car. I'm guessing thhat a 50:1 mix is no worse than bad rings. Hmmmm.....
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Oil mix in an emergency? Not recommended because the Catalyst does not like burning Oil. Burning Oil w/ ZZP can poison a cat.

50:1 is 2.6oz per gallon of gas

Adding 1 gallon of the mix to 1-2 gallons trapped in most system... thins oil more.
Just the same... Adding more soon, best to fill the tank, to dilute further.

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A more expensive, but safe alternative is Magik Tank. 1/2 gallon emergency fuel substitute that is designed to be left in the trunk like a spare tire would be. But cheap it is not. $19.95 for a half gallon.

http://www.mymagictank.com/

Guess safety costs.

Might be different ones but this is said to be actual gasoline that is refined to be safe in hot areas.
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Originally posted by 2.5:

How hot does it get in the front compartment where the spare tire is?

 
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Originally posted by Sabenn_88_notch:

Doesn't get hotter than 100 F probably ever.


Is New Berlin north of the Arctic Circle?

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