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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, remove engine cover in Cadillac SRX Forums; Hi Anyone see anything wrong with removing the engine cover, would it be too hot for the hood paint? Would ...
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    orandaberg is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    remove engine cover

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    Anyone see anything wrong with removing the engine cover, would it be too hot for the hood paint? Would not think so as long as the hood insulation is in place. Any inputs?
    Thanks

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    Re: remove engine cover

    It's just for pretties. I've been driving without mine for some time.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    One would think the engine could run a bit cooler?

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    I've been thinking about how to tidy things up a bit under that cover. Maybe paint the valve covers and dress things up a bit. I'd rather show off a clean N* than a clean plastic cover.

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    I don't want to thread jack this, but I for one would love to see pictures if anyone has done anything like this.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    I have seen CF intake mainifold covers on the CTS V8, wonder if its the same mainifold, guess one could look up the part number and check if it fits either one. CTS also has rail covers which expose the intake manifold

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    Re: remove engine cover

    it is louder without it and the lifter tick is more annoying

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    The important cover is the one forward of the motor cover that goes over the top of the radiator support. It seals with the hood. If it is gone the radiator fan pulls hot air out of the engine bay instead of fresh air when you are stopped in traffic. The result is A/c works harder to keep the same temp.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    I like the engine cover.

    The CTS-V has a different engine so I would say no it wont fit right on.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.electric View Post
    The important cover is the one forward of the motor cover that goes over the top of the radiator support. It seals with the hood. If it is gone the radiator fan pulls hot air out of the engine bay instead of fresh air when you are stopped in traffic. The result is A/c works harder to keep the same temp.
    I do not have one on my SRX? Is there suppose to be one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xboxman72 View Post
    it is louder without it and the lifter tick is more annoying
    Yes you can definitely hear the ticking

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    Re: remove engine cover

    Are the lifters supposed to be that loud? I would think you wouldn't hear them really much at all.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    You can also buy the GM carbon fiber one if you want a nice one.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    If I had the opportunities like in the states you could dip the cover for the CF look, 900 dollars for the CF model from cadillac

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    Re: remove engine cover

    I have never been into the "look" thing, I want a CF part not for how it looks but because it is CF.

    You could buy wrap and do that if you want the look, maybe I will make one and see how it turns out.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    No way could you wrap this, the northstar logo and the ridges make it impossible to get right, true you could buy the real thing but dipping is as close as it gets to a real look, besides no one cares if its real CF unless you take your cars to shows.

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    Re: remove engine cover

    I have been thinking of having the cover stripped and painted two tone, like the the middle one color and the sides another. Kind of like some of the newer covers. I will see how much this will cost should not be too much I hope. Just a thought or maybe I will have it done.

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