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Old 07-09-2010, 06:55 AM   #1
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driver's side air inlet question

Good morning (well, it's morning here, at least) ladies and gents. I have yet another question regarding my recently acquired '97 986. I happened to notice earlier this week after taking it for an evening spin that, after parking and shutting the car off, I only notice heat coming from the passenger side air inlet on the quarter panel. By comparison, the driver's side inlet is not even the slightest bit warm. I guess my question here really is, which side is right? Should there be heat coming from both while the car is cooling down, none at all from either, or only one side? If this isn't the normal operation, what could be the problem? Thanks for taking the time to read, and any feedback is appreciated.

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Good morning (well, it's morning here, at least) ladies and gents. I have yet another question regarding my recently acquired '97 986. I happened to notice earlier this week after taking it for an evening spin that, after parking and shutting the car off, I only notice heat coming from the passenger side air inlet on the quarter panel. By comparison, the driver's side inlet is not even the slightest bit warm. I guess my question here really is, which side is right? Should there be heat coming from both while the car is cooling down, none at all from either, or only one side? If this isn't the normal operation, what could be the problem? Thanks for taking the time to read, and any feedback is appreciated.
The left side vent is used for engine air intake, the right side is for cooling the engine compartment. Remember the McDLT, the hot side is hot and the cool side is cool. It's normal.
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The left side vent is used for engine air intake, the right side is for cooling the engine compartment. Remember the McDLT, the hot side is hot and the cool side is cool. It's normal.
I can't say I've had the pleasure, blue, but that's a great analogy. Thanks for clearing that up. I think my newb moment is over for now.
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Since the McDlt was introduced in '84, O/D may not have been around to enjoy one.

Here' a snappy commercial for it.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/43/
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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Since the McDlt was introduced in '84, O/D may not have been around to enjoy one.

Here' a snappy commercial for it.

http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/43/
Wow, was it 26 years ago?
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Leave it to MacDonald's to find a way to use twice as much styrofoam.

At least your Boxster air vents would cause heart disease!!!!!!!!!!
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Is that George?
The guy's hair is throwing me off.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:58 AM   #8
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Is that George?
The guy's hair is throwing me off.
Isn't that funny? Jason Alexander did alot of commercials in the 80s. He was dancing in most of them.
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is that the guy from Seinfeld? you bet it is old, he had hair!!!
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Since the McDlt was introduced in '84, O/D may not have been around to enjoy one.
Way to make me feel old! Scary to think there are adults around who have no idea why Coca-Cola is called "classic" or ever experienced the Pepsi Challenge, remember the Noid, that Domino's 30-minute delivery was actually a guarantee, Jack-In-The-Box's "killing the clowns" adverts...

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