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Old 07-15-2015, 06:30 PM   #61
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I'd rather have a good looking cast aluminum cam cover than a plastic engine cover to hide the plastic cam cover. If the engine cover blocks any unpleasant sounds I guess it might be worthwhile. Also good for keeping dirt off things now that I've gotten more lazy about cleaning.
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Makes for a slick looking engine bay:

This engine bay is nice if you are looking for a OEM, clean look.....but it's boring to me, IMO, I want to see chrome, bling, some performance parts hopefully.
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Bout for my '14 Titanium HB. Will look good with the Steeda CAI and redline elite hood struts. No need for me to paint. Mine is black on black anyway.
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power difference? which one produces more power? AEM or K&N
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you can order this straight from ford? i do not understand why they dont just give you the cover with the car.
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you can order this straight from ford? i do not understand why they dont just give you the cover with the car.
Theory has it they came on the earliest builds but the engine doesn't take heat very well and the covers may have been compounding the issue. They also catch a lot of debris underneath them that gets stuck between the plug covers.
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Old 02-20-2016, 07:40 AM   #67
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so this cover basically isnt the best idea to get
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so this cover basically isnt the best idea to get
I run mine for winter and shows. There's nothing definitive saying it's bad, those are just my observations. If you are like me and are under the hood cleaning every week its less of a big deal.
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:33 PM   #69
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I got one to help with the drone of this loud engine. It helps a little bit.

Shoot, my maxima was one big plastic sheet under the hood!
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Just thought I should leave my experience. Probably good information for 2015+ owners. Sorry it's kinda long for what it is, but I wanted to be as detailed as possible.

I drive a 2017 SEL. I installed the engine cover last Friday. Looks great, definitely cleans up the engine bay. However, the fitment is just a little bit off. This is just my best guess, but the brake fluid reservoir sticks out a little bit more on the newer models or the engine is placed slightly further back in the engine bay. This results in the engine cover pushing up ever-so-slightly on the brake fluid reservoir (I'm talking approx. <5mm), EVEN THOUGH the reservoir is shaped with grooves on the underside which I'm guessing is exactly for this purpose (check out the pics below). Anyway, when the engine is running there is significant vibration on the cover. And because the cover is pushing up on the reservoir, the vibration is translated heavily to the brake pedal, thus inside the cabin. Very much driveable, but it's quite unpleasant. I tested this out by having my little brother push down on the cover a smidge with the engine running, and the vibration disappeared immediately. I've tightened down the studs as much as humanly possible and I'm pretty sure the engine cover is not deformed or defective in any way. I believe it's a tolerance issue by the geniuses at Ford engineering/manufacturing.

Now, the obvious solution would be to make a small cutout on the corner edge of the cover. I don't really know how to go about this, and I don't a whole lot of tools handy. Any bright ideas?

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