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No engine cover?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LVTacoma, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:34 AM
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    LVTacoma

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    Searched with a dead end thread.

    Any difference with removing the engine cover as far as circulation in the engine bay? I would assume without the cover it would just cycle the hot air that the cover keeps under it. Maybe not? I like the cover on there for the cleaner compartment look, but function > form . Thanks in advance for replies
     
  2. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    HondaGM

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  3. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    If it made a difference, it would probably have come from the factory like that. I doubt it would do anything besides make the "toyota tick" more noticeable.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    It makes little to no difference really.

    The hot side are the manifolds and they are out in the open.

    If you think it looks nice, keep it on there

    Justin
     
  5. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    i like it removed just cause the intake manifold looks like the alien face huger...lol

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:46 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    That looks like male genitalia with eyes. kinda creepy man.
     
  7. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:49 AM
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    LVTacoma

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    schiesse .. didnt even think about that. eek. scratch that idea
     
  8. Aug 30, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Mine don't look like that!
     
  9. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    lol...wow do you always relate things to mens genatalia...if so remind me not to be around when you stop by...buahahaha














    j/k
     
  10. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Oh, so now were meeting? Slow down cowboy, I don't even know your name ;)
     
  11. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    i put in a kand n intake and dont have the cover i like the look with out the cover
     
  12. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    i had the j/k at the bottom...:D and

    no we would probably never ever meet up...
     
  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    now am sad :(
     
  14. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    If your pecker or ball sack look anything remotely close to that, you need to head to the emergency room for a penisdectomy...
     
  15. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    That belongs in that belongs in the "WTF thread"
     
  16. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    I believe that car manufacturers have begun wrapping their once naked engines in pounds of invasive plastic is to A-"clean the look of the engine bay (by covering an otherwise beautiful engine)", and to B-"keep it cleaner. As dirt and dust will accumulate on the plastic and not the engine". I asked a mazda salesman about this once and that's what he said...

    Some manufacturers just go overboard:
    [​IMG]

    Seriously, wtf is the point of that? You can't access ANYTHING. And if you want to cover the engine, they came up with this great invention awhile ago called THE HOOD.
     
  17. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    lol...make it out to vegas and we will do a Taco meet just for you...:D
     
  18. Aug 30, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    I doubt it does anything functionally. The supercharger kit requires the removal of the shroud so I'd ask one of them to weigh in on this.
     
  20. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    My dads has been removed for about two years now. Havent noticed anything different.:confused:
     
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