Other than provide some noise dampening, what functional purpose is gained from an engine cover?
Some are nearly strictly for appearance (I've heard of some being called "appearance covers" in factory service manuals), others are for noise, and others take the place (or augment) the hood heat insulation. In pushrod and timing-belt engines, they greatly reduce injector clicking. In timing-chain driven OHC engines, they reduce chain noise.Erik Latranyi said:Other than provide some noise dampening, what functional purpose is gained from an engine cover?
I wonder if he'll follow it up with a 'Toyota/Nissan/Honda makes bad cars' pun - since they have just announced a collective recall for 3 Million cars worldwide for faulty passenger airbags?artsybob said:The list of recalls was used on Late Night with Conan O'Brien to make another "Chrysler makes bad cars" joke