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Old 04-03-2009, 10:44 PM   #1
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Engine cover removeable???

I think the engine covers are absolutely hideous! The first thing I want to do when I get the car home is remove it, forever.

Is it totally and permanently removable? I looks like things like the oil filler cap might depend on it?
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:46 PM   #2
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I think the engine covers are absolutely hideous! The first thing I want to do when I get the car home is remove it, forever.

Is it totally and permanently removable? I looks like things like the oil filler cap might depend on it?
no, it's definatley removable.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:58 PM   #3
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Anyone seen anything aftermarket for this purpose yet? I havent seen much in the way of Under the Hood Goodies for the LS3.. Am i looking in the wrong place?
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Look for Corvette LS3 engine dress up kits or engine covers
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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Sweet!

Honestly I just like the look of the LS engine with no cover, except maybe coilpack covers like the vette but that don't say anything...
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #6
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I like the look of the Vette engine covers. I dont know if they will fit without issues but i'm sure someone will figure it out.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:34 PM   #7
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Now, I know GM doesn't have the money to do this without charging big bucks, but they could have aspired to something a little better than a $.05 plastic molding:



No need for an engine cover
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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Exactly, non-gloss flat power coated intake would have done just fine with some vette style coilpack overs
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:42 PM   #9
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Exactly, non-gloss flat power coated intake would have done just fine with some vette style coilpack overs
Which is exactly what I'm thinking of doing myself.....

Perhaps powercoat the manifold red and the valve covers black or the other way around.

Providing there's not a bunch of spaghetti wire loom between the top of the engine and the engine cover.

Anyone have a picture of the LS3 without the cover? Will I have to draw my own schematic diagram and unplug a thousand connectors to take off the intake manifold and valve covers?
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Old 04-04-2009, 04:44 PM   #10
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Sweet!

Honestly I just like the look of the LS engine with no cover, except maybe coilpack covers like the vette but that don't say anything...

I've seen a Carbon Fiber (Yes, Carbon Fiber)Vette cover that looked real good.
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Old 04-04-2009, 06:33 PM   #11
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I'm totally removing the cover. I think hiding such a beautiful engine is absurd.
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here is a good picture just posted in another thread
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i was just about to post that
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i was just about to post that
too slow.



All those lines need to be moved out of the way.
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too slow.



All those lines need to be moved out of the way.
wait... what lines?
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wait... what lines?
I'm guessing they're hoses?
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I'm guessing they're hoses?
oh, in the pic... gotcha!

yeah... they need to find another home
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