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Old 03-21-2010, 07:43 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Your welcome! I just got mine last week. So, I'm sure I'll have a lot more questions than answers. But, when I can answer one, I'll sure try to chime in!
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I got curious.. So, I took mine off and snapped a picture.

Looks like a scorpion.
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I like the way the engine bay looks with the cover. Does anyone know if it will fit the 4cyl or if they make one for the 4 cyl?
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I like the way the engine bay looks with the cover. Does anyone know if it will fit the 4cyl or if they make one for the 4 cyl?
I have no practical experience with this cover, but I highly, highly doubt it will fit the 4 cylinder w/o modification.
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I got curious.. So, I took mine off and snapped a picture.

Are we allowed to post naked pictures like this?

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Are we allowed to post naked pictures like this?

I guess I should've asked, beforehand!
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I just noticed the serp belt. Cool
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I just noticed the serp belt. Cool
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Wow...that looks so weird with the plastic intake manifolds. It's like...hey...where's the engine?

I'm curious...does anyone who maintains their own car, leave the engine cover on? Why?


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I'm curious...does anyone who maintains their own car, leave the engine cover on? Why?
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Thanks to this board, I finally got my cover off yesterday. It was almost comedic how many ways I pulled and tugged and yanked in every direction when I first bought it, before learning here how to do it -- and how easy it was once I understood how to do it!

You actually have to give it two good, firm yanks straight up from there rear, one each about 1/3 of the way in from the left and right back corners. The cover is basically snapped in from underneath near the rear, with two slotted supports in the front. You MUST pull up from the rear first.

Anyway, to answer your question, I don't do my own maintenance, but I would suggest that people leave the cover on for two reasons:

1) It only takes a few seconds to get on and off

2) More importantly, I noticed the cover has a pretty thick layer of insulation underneath it. I'm not sure if that's for heat or noise control (or both), but I'd imagine the engine was tuned with the cover serving some functional use.

Bonus 3rd reason: Plastic manifolds are great for weight savings and improving center of gravity, but they ain't impressive to look at!

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