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Old 08-17-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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Removing Engine Covers

So who beside myself is going to remove the engine covers as soon as they get their cars? I like to see the motor and I believe the cover tends to hold in heat. Engine covers are for imports IMHO.
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Old 08-17-2009, 04:30 PM   #2
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I have my engine cover on right now, but I remove it when I want my car to run its best.

There are two covers. One covers the engine and the second one covers the intake. The intake cover looks just like the intake. If you look closely at your intake, it has a cover over it.
To remove the one over the intake you have to raise up the fuel rails.

Here's my car with both covers off. And when we removed the covers hot air came shooting out. So yes, the engine covers trap a lot of hot air on top on the intake.

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Old 08-17-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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Removed the top cover as soon as I got the car ... removing the 2nd cover this week and replacing it with a TVS 2300 S/C LOL

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Old 08-17-2009, 06:25 PM   #4
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I removed mine right away. Hung it on the garage wall. Don't like the trapped heat here in sunny Arizona. Besides... Enginge covers are for Cadillacs.
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:32 PM   #5
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I might be wrong......
The engine cover, shields on the exhaust etc. makes me wonder if they are there for a reason. Keep in mind the hood is NOT metal.

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Old 08-17-2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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I might be wrong......
The engine cover, shields on the exhaust etc. makes me wonder if they are there for a reason. Keep in mind the hood is NOT metal.

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Reeeallly???? Not Metal. What's it made of?
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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Old 08-17-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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Hood not metal?

Everything that I have read says the hood is made of aluminum (a metal).
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The under part of the hood, NOT the blanket, is something thats not any metal form, LOL

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Old 08-17-2009, 06:50 PM   #10
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The under part of the hood, NOT the blanket, is something thats not any metal form, LOL

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K, if ya' say so...
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Everything that I have read says the hood is made of aluminum (a metal).
I don't think so, I could be wrong. Seems like some composite.
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Hmmm...when I asked the question, I thought I'd catch a lot of flack for wanting to remove the covers. It sounds like a lot of you are on board with my thinking that too much heat is being retained by the covers. I for one live in "stinking hot Texas" and will be immediately removing mine upon delivery of the car.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:26 PM   #13
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So who beside myself is going to remove the engine covers as soon as they get their cars? I like to see the motor and I believe the cover tends to hold in heat. Engine covers are for imports IMHO.
I pulled mine off the day it came home.
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #14
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I doubt GM would put them on if they killed performance. Why would they pay someone to design a part that did no good? (Rhetorical question)
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:55 PM   #15
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Because it's an eye sore for most without it. (it looks boss to the majority)
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Old 08-17-2009, 08:18 PM   #16
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Really doubt removing the engine cover will improve performance. But it does look cheesy, so I say remove it.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:05 PM   #17
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Remove the stock cover and add Roto-fab set!!!!
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:21 PM   #18
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could there be any negative effects from removing the covers?
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Ya, if a meteor hits your car, it will probably go through the hood, but that cover is sure to stop it..
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Remove the stock cover and add Roto-fab set!!!!
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Ya, if a meteor hits your car, it will probably go through the hood, but that cover is sure to stop it..
LOL!

I actually found an older thread discussing this issue. Some good points are made in the thread and it is worth reading. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33845
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Mine came off on the second day day.
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:27 PM   #23
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I removed mine right away. Hung it on the garage wall. Don't like the trapped heat here in sunny Arizona. Besides... Enginge covers are for Cadillacs.
Hey! Easy now. I took the engine cover off my CTS
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As soon as my engine mods started that thing never went back on
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I'm loosing mine too.

Might get an aftermarket one.. But no way the stock one is staying...
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