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post #1 of 7 Old 01-19-2010, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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i see why we have engine covers

just taking a closer look under my hood the other day when i saw the reason why we have engine covers. has anyone looked at their valve covers? mine look like they came off a 20 year old junk yard car. they have rough surfaces, corrosion and look like somebody painted them with silver rustoleum. let me know what yours look like.
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Yanking the cover would be one of the first things that I'd do. I like the look of the engine -- but that's just me.

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Yanking the cover would be one of the first things that I'd do. I like the look of the engine -- but that's just me.
yup...I agree. And it holds in a lot of heat.

I didn't notice my valve covers being too rough looking.

I''ll probably get fuel rail covers at some point to dress it up...just not until the prices come down on them.

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yup...I agree. And it holds in a lot of heat.

I didn't notice my valve covers being too rough looking.

I''ll probably get fuel rail covers at some point to dress it up...just not until the prices come down on them.
me too... i'm looking at getting roto-fab covers for mine. the aluminum will dissipate heat much better than the insulated plastic stock cover and it will look much better.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-19-2010, 05:07 PM
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I don't know about your cars, but mine is there not just for engine dress up, but also for sound insulation. If you're still running stock exhaust and like your car quiet, you might want to leave it be.

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I don't know about your cars, but mine is there not just for engine dress up, but also for sound insulation. If you're still running stock exhaust and like your car quiet, you might want to leave it be.
these aren't BMW's...most of us like a little noise.

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Yup, I know. I'm actually running a flowmaster 40 series clone on my 5-series.

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