What is the point of this? My FJ is currently in the shop and am thinking of asking them to take the damn thing off. One of the screws holding it in is messed up and won't come off which makes working on it (spark plugs, etc) a lot harder.
The one wont come off. It just turns and turns. The others are fine. Suppose I could just ask them to fix that one or just take it off, assuming they won't charge me or haven't had to take It off for what they are already doing.
Ah gotcha. Yeah the stud is attached to a splined piece that is embedded in the manifold plastic. If it has broken loose and is spinning, then I would think with the other nut taken off the cover may still just lift off, with the one stud/nut attached... Probably would need to epoxy a new one in
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No need for it other than to make the engine bay look "cleaner" for the average consumer. I'd rather them save me $100-$200 on a vehicle price and not put the thing on. Some cars have a plastic covering that goes from fender to fender and hides everything *shakes head*
When I had my Dodge Magnum all the guys with the HEMI engine would spend big bucks on getting the engine cover custom painted. Of course I couldn't do that cause I was stupid and got the V6 and those cars didn't have the cover. I thought when I got my FJ I cant wait to see how all you guys mod out your covers, only to find its one of the first things you get rid off. Amazing the differences between those two car/truck worlds are.
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