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Old 07-17-2013, 04:10 PM
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i have been thinking of removing my engine cover anyone notice excess heat buildup on the hood. or is the insulation under the hood enough to protect the paint from the heat of the engine, thanx.
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You won't notice any difference. The intake area is the coolest part of the engine.Take a long drive and put your hand on the cover-- It's warm but not hot.
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can't see that taking off the cover would cause a problem for the paint. many of my cars back i the seventies and up, didn't have a cover or insulation. not sue what purpose this cover serves.
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you have a composite intake manifold, there is no/minimal heat transfer through it to anything above. The headers to each side are where your heat build up is, and they're not covered for a reason.
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stupid question here.

can I ask why you would want to remove that?

is it just a preference thing?

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I thought of getting the hood with the vents an cut them out to work. of course then you have to rig up something to keep water from constantly entering in. a baffle that could let heat out and rain out too!

removing the engine cover is not needed and covers all the ugly hoses and such. the older hemis in the magnums had the aluminum nice exposed intake.
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Im taking mine off when I buy a catch can.....too much plastic under there anyway
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stupid question here.

can I ask why you would want to remove that?

is it just a preference thing?

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my main reason is so that when I get a hypertech interceptor it can easily be removed without taking the air intake off. and yes before anyone chimes in I know I could get a BD or DS for easy removal, but were not gonna go there thanx
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my main reason is so that when I get a hypertech interceptor it can easily be removed without taking the air intake off. and yes before anyone chimes in I know I could get a BD or DS for easy removal, but were not gonna go there thanx
ah, gotcha, thanks for the explanation. I appreciate it.
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howdoes running without the plastic engine cover, which is easy on and off, make the interceptor easier to remove? tks.
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