Engine cover

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  1. A250 Bennyboy

    A250 Bennyboy Active Member

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    Hi all
    My engine cover has a crack in it! I was going to remove to repair.
    Will it have any adverse effects on my car if I left it off for a couple of days whilst I fix and spray it??
    I'll be driving it while the cover is off car.
    Cheers
    Ben
     
  2. Mr Filipov

    Mr Filipov Active Member

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    My initial guess would be no adverse effects. On my V6 diesel it has an additional air channel to get extra cool air to the turbo, but that is a different story. Don't know if yours is a petrol or diesel, but either way should be just fine. Take it off and if you don't see anything being held by or extra air etc being taken to parts you are good to go.
     
  3. MancMike

    MancMike New Member

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    My engine cover is my twin air filter, so a bit important! Assuming yours isn't also the air filter, then you should be fine, as said just make sure it's not used for holding something in place that could fall into pulleys or sit somewhere too hot for it.
     
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    HB MB Enthusiast

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    Your engine will blow up and launch you and rest of the car to Mars. :)

    No issue having no engine cover.
     
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    A250 Bennyboy

    A250 Bennyboy Active Member

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    Thanks for the help guys much appreciated cheers:thumb:
     
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    DrFeelgood MB Enthusiast

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    I once made the basic mistake of not screwing the tinware around the aircooled VW engine in my T2 camper van back together properly after a clutch change.

    Bang!

    Surf trip cut short.
     
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    Peter103 MB Enthusiast

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    My V6 engine cover has a big aluminium V motif on the top, part of which has come
    Unstuck/unfixed, wondering what best to refix with? Will need good heat resistance,
    any idea what?
     
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    A250 Bennyboy

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    I have the same problem, been searching for a resin/glue that will stand up to the engine heat.
    When I find something suitable I'll post it up :thumb:
     
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    A250 Bennyboy

    A250 Bennyboy Active Member

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    Thanks for the link Mr fillpov.
    Mine is a A250 petrol. It's got a crack in it and the star has gone brittle and fell off.
    I should be able to fix relatively easy mate.
    But if not then I'll check out what you suggested:thumb:
    Cheers
    Ben :D
     
  11. Guy.Pap

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    try Tiger seal, just don't get it your hair :)
     
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