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Does the large plastic cover over the engine actually do anything? Maybe I'm old school, but I like to be able to see the engine and I don't like removing and re-installing parts that don't do anything useful. Does anyone know of anything bad that might happen if I remove the cover for good?
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I believe its just engine dressing....some people leave it off after installing a plenum spacer because it wont fit. It is also said to retain some heat. I haven't heard anything negative about remvoing it...

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When I put my Crawford pleum on several months ago my engine cover has been off ever since with no problems.


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I don't think there is any harm in removing the cover, in fact there are shops that will polish the plenum underneath and make it look sharp. I myself have a carbon fiber engine cover I got from a private party a long time ago and with the new Nismo oil cap it looks sweet. But no harm no foul. Have fun.

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You'll be fine. The engine cover is just for looks. I've had mine off since I got a plenum spacer but put it on for the brief trips to the dealer.
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My engine cover has been collecting dust in my garage for the last 3 months.
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Removing the plastic cover is fine, in fact I prefer it. Our finished products look like this........................








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