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Wierd yellow material under hood?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SkyHighTacoma, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma

    SkyHighTacoma [OP] Josh

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    Im guessing this is to keep the heat from the engine off of the hood, but can it be removed without hurting anything? Because I think it looks like shit, so if I can remove it I will. Unless it serves a good purpose.. :confused:
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  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    Helps keep engine noise down. It should be easily removable, I've replaced one on my parent's minivan.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    mine was falling off so i took it off like 1 year ago... I dont have any problems from it.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma [OP] Josh

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    Did you notice a difference in engine noise? Or not being able to hold your hand on your hood from being to hot after driving?
     
  5. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    SkyHighTacoma [OP] Josh

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    Yea this is the only vehicle I have seen this on.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    Yeah, I have heard various melarkey about these before. My neighbor's Tacoma (pre-01) has one and I was puzzled. Othesr have said noise reduction, but I have also heard fire suppression, like if the engine catches on fire, the plastic tabs melt and it drops down to smother the fire.

    Since I don't have one, I haven't bothered investigating any further.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2011 at 1:13 AM
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    That does make since. I might just keep it and paint it white with engine paint. Or remove it completely. :D
     
  8. Sep 2, 2011 at 1:52 AM
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    my truck doesn't have one
     
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