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      08-15-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Talking Chainsaw ///Massacre engine cover

How to scare the techs for a second or so during maintenance ?

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Compare with this posh one:

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      08-15-2014, 09:16 AM   #2
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That looks good.. plans of painting maybe the intake cover too?
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      08-15-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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that's hilarious!

bit off topic: but do anyone here knows what is the actual weight of the engine cover, and what are the weight savings for replacing this with a carbon fiber one?
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that's hilarious!

bit off topic: but do anyone here knows what is the actual weight of the engine cover, and what are the weight savings for replacing this with a carbon fiber one?
Insignificant gain, the plastic cover only weighs like 3-4lb
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Insignificant gain, the plastic cover only weighs like 3-4lb
and a waste IMO. It will yellow over time due to heat. Unless you only put it on for car shows then it might be worth doing something cool with a carbon fiber cover.
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Lol nice one
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that's hilarious!

bit off topic: but do anyone here knows what is the actual weight of the engine cover, and what are the weight savings for replacing this with a carbon fiber one?
Is there any functional need for an engine cover? Does it protect the hood in some way or help w airflow?
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      08-16-2014, 06:13 PM   #10
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Is there any functional need for an engine cover? Does it protect the hood in some way or help w airflow?
There is a foam pad under the valve cover. It's there to quiet the noise from the Direct Injection. When I changed my spark plugs I was shocked at how loud the engine is without that valve cover installed. Second function is to prevent dirt/dust/water from getting in contact with your sparkplugs/coils/injectors and wiring. Third is to prevent oil(when adding oil) to get in contact with the sparkplugs/coils/injectors and wiring.
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      08-16-2014, 06:29 PM   #11
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Is there any functional need for an engine cover? Does it protect the hood in some way or help w airflow?
As we know, the engine bay is not safe from air, humidity, dirt, heat, cold, etc. An engine cover serves to cover the engine. So yes, it is functional.
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Wow! Thanks Dack and Artemis! I love the knowledge on this forum!!
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I like the idea of an action or splatter painted engine cover....but I don't like the way his was painted....not enough energy or abstract energy in its execution.
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