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Old 02-24-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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A word of warning before removing the felt engine cover

A word of warning to any of you 6'ers who plan on removing the felt blanket from the engine. It you plan to remove it like I did without taking everything apart, wear goggles! I very quickly figured out that when you cut it, there is fiberglass insulation inside. At that point I put on rubber gloves to protect my hands but did not think about putting on goggles. I was careful not to touch my face while working on it but it was windy. I was pretty miserable all day yesterday. I thought at first it was just this bad cold I have been battling, but by the end of the day my right eye was very red & swollen. I thought I was getting pink eye but the symptoms did not match. I am convinced now that some of that fiberglass dust must have blown into my eyes & sinus passages. I feel better today but wanted to put this warning out there in case someone else is planning to try this.

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Old 02-24-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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Eee! Good tip, fiberglass is the worst.

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #3

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Glad your feeling better. Pink eye is no fun to have just asked Bob Costas.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip. I will certainly get a mask and goggles when I do mine.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:12 PM   #5

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Yes, don't forget the mask! Don't want to breathe those fibers in either.
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