Engine cover purpose?
Was looking at buying a full aluminum cover for my focus st. Oem is plastic and i've heard of problems regarding overheating. Not taking it to the track and i live in Co so doesnt get ridiculously hot. Any real pros or cons? Obviously just doing it for looks
- 2 months ago
It'll just make your engine bay look nicer. Chances are it won't help much with cooling. Maybe a little... but its a cosmetic mod for sure.
- CactiJoeLv 62 months ago
Ya, those stupid items were added to jack up labor costs when you had them serviced for something under the hood. Liability part. They discovered that a lot of the seals and gaskets, like intake manifold gaskets and such, didn't like the extra heat those "covers" captured while old school engines had better air flow around the engine. Take it off and hang it on your wall as a, "monument to engineering stupidity".
- DanLv 52 months ago
If you're talking about the plastic dress up cover that sits on top of the engine but doesn't do anything except have a name or logo on it, it's useless. The supposed purpose is to limit engine noise into the car. If it were my car I'd take it off and I have done so. They tend to hold heat close to the top of the engine and this is known to cook coil packs. Removing it will allow the heat to flow much more easily away, an aluminum cover will cause problems too. Nothing at all is best.
- artherLv 52 months ago
waste of time and money don't bother. Its an ugly engine no alloy rocker cover will help it will still be ugly.
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- 2 months ago
The purpose is to keep the coil packs dry. Aluminum or plastic should work as well depending on their shapes.
- BillLv 72 months ago
If you know the hood is going to be open a lot, you might want to spend your money on parts that do more than look cool.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I want to know where you heard of these "problems"!
- Rick BLv 72 months ago
You are investing money in auto parts for a Ford Focus??????? You want to try to make a Focus look cool????