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Old 12-31-2006, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Wow i forgot what it looked like clean

Hadnt washed this thing in forever...

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Old 12-31-2006, 09:11 PM   #2
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And all this time you thought it was one of those rare beige ones.:gay:
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:12 PM   #3
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Remember the last thing to do after working under the hood is to pull the top edges of your headlight covers up. Looks nice- wished mine was that clean.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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i have those down for a reason, extra cool air under the hood...
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i have those down for a reason, extra cool air under the hood...
I've actually had to stop people from "Re-adjusting" mine for me.
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It doesn't work if you're thinking the hood edge is scooping the air. That air flow is over an inch above the surface of the hood at that point. Now if you're trying to provide an air source for your intake, that's a different story.
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:10 AM   #7
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Looks nice and clean .I just washed and polished mine too,i had to wash it twice,its all the salt they put on the roads here .
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Looks good man. A very nice.
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:18 PM   #9
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Well i guess i will have to put them back where they were... How about raising the back of the hood and removing the weather stripping.. does this do anything to remove hot air fron under there?
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thanx for the comments guys, soon as i get my turbo in, i will get some under the hood shots... What do you guys think about a white style bar, would that look good on my car?
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Old 01-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #11
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Well i guess i will have to put them back where they were... How about raising the back of the hood and removing the weather stripping.. does this do anything to remove hot air fron under there?
Yes, it should let heat escape. That area under the hood is high pressure compared to the area above it. Some say it's a good mod, others say it redirects airflow that would have otherwise run down the tranny tunnel and results in less driveline cooling. I pulled a small section of strip from the driver's side fender to the other side of the brake booster. Figured it couldn't hurt to get rid of some of the super hot air around the turbo and air intake, and most of the strip still remains.

I also did the same thing as you regarding pushing the headlight lids down a little to make a little lip for the hood to catch air. I did it because how incredibly hot the top of the hood would get. My silver paint actually started to turn whitish around the turbo area. I have no scientific data on if there are any under hood effects (sounds like there are not) but I can tell you that it keeps the hood from getting as hot.
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Well i guess i will have to put them back where they were... How about raising the back of the hood and removing the weather stripping.. does this do anything to remove hot air fron under there?
I did that on mine, didn't do anything but make my intake sound real sexy, which isn't a bad thing
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:40 AM   #13
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damn that car looks good. I wanted a white car but got a good deal on mine.
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I removed the strip of weatherstripping at the back of the hood and didn't notice much difference other than getting more engine smell(a drop of oil burning off) in through the heater/ac vents if left in the open to outside position. I put the strip back on.
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Well im going to need some way to keep underhood temps under control im afraid when summer comes and i have my Turbo in, its hot enuff here in phoenix without a turbo heating things up.
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Well im going to need some way to keep underhood temps under control im afraid when summer comes and i have my Turbo in, its hot enuff here in phoenix without a turbo heating things up.
Maybe a turbo blanket?
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Actually raising the rear of the hood opens up the engine bay to the high pressure at the base of the windshield. Good for providing air to those with a cowl based intake (something that uses the ventilation source area for intake air) but bad for engine bay heat since it will push against air exiting the radiator.
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yeah, i have considdered a turbo blanket.. it just seems to me that its not good on the turbo to hold all of that head in there, especally when the car gets shut off and there is not coolant or oil moving through it anymore. But then again i know a lot of people use them.. guess i will need to look into it
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yeah, i have considdered a turbo blanket.. it just seems to me that its not good on the turbo to hold all of that head in there, especally when the car gets shut off and there is not coolant or oil moving through it anymore. But then again i know a lot of people use them.. guess i will need to look into it
If you can't train yourself to let the engine run for a couple of minutes before shutting down when you have been pushing it, might be time to invest in a turbo timer. They can be had used for $50-$60 and save a lot of grief.
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well i am pretty lazy
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