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Old 01-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cover

No point really. Just looks nice. They are just nuts that screw onto studs that hold it on. Could get new nuts if you like.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cover

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.
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Re: Engine cover

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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Old 01-28-2013, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Engine cover

I called and they are looking at it for me. Trying to get something positive accomplished from this pointless expense that I brought upon myself.
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Re: Engine cover

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*
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Re: Engine cover

Hey I love my engine cover lol. I think the manifold is drop dead UGLY lol

Only thing that looks better

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Re: Engine cover

Fap material right there.
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Re: Engine cover

I got rid of mine 3 months after getting my FJ and I have never looked back. I like to look at the engine and it's nice not having to deal with it when I'm doing maintenance.
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Re: Engine cover

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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