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bbpink 09-21-2011 06:47 PM

V6 with no cover
 
Has anybody removed the black plastic engine cover on the 3.6L? How hard is it and do you have any pictures of the look?

Cherodude 09-21-2011 08:36 PM

Re: V6 with no cover
 
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The cover is just sitting on about four vertical posts, by a press fit. It can be easily lifted. Here's a few pics with the cover on, then removed, and also the underside of the cover itself.

bbpink 09-21-2011 08:49 PM

Re: V6 with no cover
 
awesome reply, thanks.

Unfortunately, it looks like it's just more plastic, no handsome metal pieces, no symmetry. I guess the cover stays.

jeep2011 09-21-2011 08:59 PM

Re: V6 with no cover
 
I agree it looks better with the cover on.

Technosavant 09-21-2011 09:05 PM

Re: V6 with no cover
 
I know plastic manifolds are cheaper, lighter, and generally just fine for the job, but DANG, they're hideously ugly.

Good looking aluminum valve covers and plenums are way better... I know why we don't get them anymore on most vehicles, but yeesh.

AAAA 09-22-2011 01:29 PM

Re: V6 with no cover
 
Hey Cherodude, you are missing the foam thingy that theoretically aids in blocking water from the air intake!

Cherodude 09-22-2011 06:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AAAA (Post 488562)
Hey Cherodude, you are missing the foam thingy that theoretically aids in blocking water from the air intake!

My Nov. 2010 build did not come with the foam rubber so called "snow blocker". I'll just live dangerously without it.

I'm a test case!

AAAA 09-22-2011 07:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cherodude (Post 488692)
My Nov. 2010 build did not come with the foam rubber so called "snow blocker". I'll just live dangerously without it.

I'm a test case!

You can easily make one from the foam they use to pack fruit!:D

2011GC 09-22-2011 07:56 PM

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Take the cover off, all it does is hold the heat IN.....;)


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