So I have a 1995 Civic hatchback without AC. No AC installed from factory.
The car has a radiator on the right half of the front of engine compartment (instead of covering the entire front of the engine compartment as normal on most cars).
I am wondering if I should cover the other half of the front of the engine compartment for the winter (there was a cover installed by the previous owner but I removed it for the summer).
I am concerned that the cold air flow into the engine compartment will negatively affect the engine over time, especially on cold days driving on the highway (prolonged driving at higher speeds).
Is this a legitimate concern? I live in Raleigh NC, the lowest temps we get here are in the single digits F.
I plan on re-installing the cover, but I am wondering what the issues would be if I do not. (Co-workers have said I do not need to re-install it, but I disagree.)