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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; ...Do any other V owners find the covers over the blower etc. to be ugly as Hell? If they are ...
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    Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    ...Do any other V owners find the covers over the blower etc. to be ugly as Hell? If they are part of the cooling plan, so be it.
    But if not, I'd rather not see them when I pop the hood. This is such a beautiful motor... and it needs to be seen. Any reason to leave the
    plastic in place?
    Thanks...Eddie

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    Truthfully, I don't mind them really. I just think the blower on these cars doesn't "present" well. If the housing looked like a Cobra blower, different story.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    The engine in my option wasn't designed to present without the cover, I don't particularly like the way it looks without it without doing some modification.

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    I've got mine all removed. Looks ugly but none fit since the mods. More concerned with speed over a pretty engine bay

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    I'm looking to buy all new ones for the engine bay if anyone has some for sale. I mainly need the middle one, or maybe somebody could whip up some part numbers for me?

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    as stated without it on the bay looks like sh*t . it's called a "beauty cover" for a reason. leave it on if you plan on popping the hood to show off.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    Maybe paint the stock ones with red and yellow flames then your engine will look like a fire breathing monster.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    The engine compartment is much less filthy with the covers on. I daily drive my car and find that the covers make the engine compartment under it easier to keep clean.

    The covers look good when kept clean, too.

    Yes, I'm OCD like that. I even clean the metal part of the underside of the hood.
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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    I'm OCD also... After every wash, the entire engine compartment gets wiped down. Even the metal part of the underside of the hood
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatrockguy
    I'm OCD also... After every wash, the entire engine compartment gets wiped down. Even the metal part of the underside of the hood
    Sirs, you are not alone with your illness.
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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    The plastic bits are great for trapping heat.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    ...Thats what I was wondering as well. I'm thinking about a quick test. A ten minute run from a dead cold start-up, @ 60mph...twice, once w/ covers on and then w/ covers off.
    Then shoot the supercharger top with a hand held infrared pyrometer.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    Pulled all those cheesy plastic covers off as soon as I got it home. Never understood why manufacturers try to decorate an engine bay. Clean, tidey, organized, no need for plastic bits.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    LOL... I wipe them down with every wash too.

    I figured since mine is a water cooled motor, they'll stay on.

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    Re: Black plastic engine covers, remove or leave in place?

    Here's my engine covers
    EngineBay1.jpg
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