Monthly Archives: August 2011
Comments ON 2011 August 25
If you own a 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler (JK), you already know how cool this vehicle is. But if it has an automatic transmission, it might turn out to be a hot vehicle. In fact, last year, 88,000 of them were recalled for potential automatic transmission overheating. The fix at the dealership is to install a trans temp warning light. If the light comes on, you're supposed to park your Jeep and let it cool down.
We have a different fix that we like a lot better. The Flex-a-lite Part # 4118 transmission cooler more than triples the cooling capacity that a Jeep Wrangler should ever need. Our trans cooler is made in the U.S.A. and includes our unique Turbulators, which are inside the cooler tubes. These Turbulators increase the heat transfer from the fluid. Continue reading
2 Comments 2011 August 13
While most car enthusiasts have heard of Hot August Nights in Reno, we stumbled across the European version: Hot August Nights in Trondheim, Norway! While most visitors to Trondheim are likely to check out the Nidaros Cathederal, catch a concert at Rockheim or jump in a boat and explore the beautiful scenery along the Fjords, we were checking out Fords, Chevys and a host of other American hot rods and muscle cars at this great event.
Hot August Nights in Trondheim is organized by the American Car Club Trondheim and has celebrated cruising and the American car culture for years.
We even spotted one of our fans - a Flex-a-lite Part # 110 electric fan - on a cool Model A.
The event is going on right now (August 12-14, 2011), so we're going to go speak the universal language of hot rods with our Norwegian friends. If you're in the area next year, plan on attending!
1 Comments 2011 August 5
This is an interesting question that we get asked at Flex-a-lite from time to time. When you're driving on the highway, will the ram air cause your electric fan to spin, damaging it? A lot of people argue that the fan becomes a generator when it's spun by ram air, and they worry that this can damage the motor or electronic controller components. The answer is, no, ram air won't burn up your fan or the electronic controller, and here's why. Continue reading