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Is worth having that plastic cover on motor?

I see many xb2 with & without that black plastic covering the coils on the motor. I would think that it's just there for show & actually contains more heat, not helping cool down your motor. I see no positive except for looks. Am I wrong?

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some people go this route (I think its the smarter choice to keep you motor cooler in the heat) what do you think?
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Re: Is worth having that plastic cover on motor?

The main advantage I find as he keeps the dust had all the little cracks and crevices so the motor stays cleaner and with less fussing. Out of the mass I think it's just to hide a rather ugly engine. Excuse me ugly underpowered engine. But I love it

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The main advantage I find as he keeps the dust had all the little cracks and crevices so the motor stays cleaner and with less fussing. Out of the mass I think it's just to hide a rather ugly engine. Excuse me ugly underpowered engine. But I love it

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Should read I find it keeps the dust out. These phones need better vocal recognition lol

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The main advantage I find as he keeps the dust had all the little cracks and crevices so the motor stays cleaner and with less fussing. Out of the mass I think it's just to hide a rather ugly engine. Excuse me ugly underpowered engine. But I love it

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Should read I find it keeps the dust out. These phones need better vocal recognition lol

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Out of the mass should read other than that

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Re: Is worth having that plastic cover on motor?

I took mine of last night, didn't notice a change in sound, I agree it keeps dust of the coils, but i also think at the end of the day it contains heat especial on your head probably ruining your coils faster & also maybe even increasing your chance of head gasket failure... I'm gonna keep mine off for now unless I find a really good reason to keep it on.
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Re: Is worth having that plastic cover on motor?

I removed mine on my first gen and noticed it was rubbing through a wiring harness. I won't put it back on, don't need any more electrical issues.

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Re: Is worth having that plastic cover on motor?

Its a 2 part thing... 1 it keeps crap off your coil covers and when you have to change spark plugs and have junk fall down in your engine, and 2 its designed to help smother a fire in case one happens to pop up..... because these cars dont have the underhood liner its got the same material used under the plastic cover

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Re: Is worth having that plastic cover on motor?

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I took mine of last night, didn't notice a change in sound, I agree it keeps dust of the coils, but i also think at the end of the day it contains heat especial on your head probably ruining your coils faster & also maybe even increasing your chance of head gasket failure... I'm gonna keep mine off for now unless I find a really good reason to keep it on.
agreed...took mine off on day 1 of ownership....not going to put it back on either

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