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If this isn't a deliberate ploy to keep people from working on thier own vehicles..... all they need now is a KEEP OUT sign:




I understand that it's just a couple retainers holding them in, but to the typical consumer, all they really leave accessable is the oil fill cap.



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Oil cap seems to be all you need on the new cars.. If it does fail I can't work on it anyway.

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ONE MORE REASON! TO BUY AMERICAN.............

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2010 Camaro V8:


2010 camaro





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2010 Camaro V6


2010 camaro v6



A little better. Buy old American if you want to see the engine I guess.

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Todays engines are no where near as pretty as those from back in the day. They have to pretty up the engine bay somehow. Or at least make a (lame) attempt at it.

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20100 Nissan GT-R:



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Chris, I disagree. I find it amazing that they cover up today's engines. The castings for the intakes, heads, and timing gear are a beautiful example of engineering and industrial art. Even a lowly 4-banger has gorgeous, sweeping intake tubes, the twin-cam valvetrain covers, all that stuff....

All's they have to do is a little more "cleanup" on the casting flash, or a bit of polishing here & there, and the engine bay would be as attractive as the rest of the car! (the Nissan GT-R is a perfect example).

Granted, the C.O.P. (coil on plug) stuff is butt-ugly, but that could be prettied up with cover, just not the entire top of the head.

You're paying big $$$$ bucks for a "hot car"... and you open the hood and see plastic panels and a 710 cap staring at you?? Nahhhh. Ferrari had it right with the F40 (23 years ago!)... a clear, louvered Lexan hatch covering the engine!

-- Edited by John D on Monday 12th of July 2010 04:33:04 PM

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Chris, I disagree. I find it amazing that they cover up today's engines. The castings for the intakes, heads, and timing gear are a beautiful example of engineering and industrial art. Even a lowly 4-banger has gorgeous, sweeping intake tubes, the twin-cam valvetrain covers, all that stuff....

All's they have to do is a little more "cleanup" on the casting flash, or a bit of polishing here & there, and the engine bay would be as attractive as the rest of the car! (the Nissan GT-R is a perfect example).

Granted, the C.O.P. (coil on plug) stuff is butt-ugly, but that could be prettied up with cover, just not the entire top of the head.

You're paying big $$$$ bucks for a "hot car"... and you open the hood and see plastic panels and a 710 cap staring at you?? Nahhhh. Ferrari had it right with the F40 (23 years ago!)... a clear, louvered Lexan hatch covering the engine!

-- Edited by John D on Monday 12th of July 2010 04:33:04 PM







Good point. But todays cars are no where near as pretty under the hood as the cars of yesterday. Imagine if Chevrolet put a cheezy plastic cover over the top of a brand new LS6 in the 1970 Chevelle.  



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John D wrote:




Ferrari had it right with the F40 (23 years ago!)... a clear, louvered Lexan hatch covering the engine!

-- Edited by John D on Monday 12th of July 2010 04:33:04 PM







 



And Ferrari is still getting it right.  Then there's Chevy who put a clear cover on the hood of the ZR1 so you can see the....plastic engine cover underneath!!  LOL    Phenomenal car though.  

 



-- Edited by UsedToHaveAnElCamino on Tuesday 13th of July 2010 09:53:25 AM

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UsedToHaveAnElCamino wrote:
Then there's Chevy who put a clear cover on the hood of the ZR1 so you can see the....plastic engine cover underneath!!  LOL  

no What were they thinking??? confuse

I have the small Corvette LT1 covers that hide the wiring and injectors on my car... I'd run without if the wiring looked a little cleaner. I think the manifold and injectors look cool, but the whole engine harness runs through there too.



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On a similar note, you ahve car builders like rad Rods by Troy who go out of thier way to hide everything that's not the actual components. It is rare to see a wire in his engine compartments, amazing stuff.

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1999 std bore 5.7, Vortec heads, Holley Stealth Ram, GM cam
700R4, Viking coilovers, 12 bolt 4.10 posi, and a whole bunch more

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