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Old 10-21-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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my engine looks very dull. im thinking about getting out some paint and painting a few things in my engine, but i dont know. any ideas?
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you could do the engine cover and get rid of the dull gray or black
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you could be cool and take the engine cover off and paint the UIM, you could paint the Valve Covers, the Strut tower stiffener( i cant remember what its called), or the air box even. or ya could just take the rattle can and just start spraying away, have your engine bay all one color lol
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would i run the risk of messing anything up by removing my engine cover?
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no most of us call it the heat trap of death cause all the hot air gets stuck under it i took mine off and no problems at all
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what about one of those beast cold air intakes that are at autozone for like 40 bucks, could i put that on my car and replace the stock one or would i run into problems?
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those are not a real cold air intake. sure they look cool but they are not sealed off from the heat of the engine compartment no gain in anything but looks with those. there will not be any problem that i am aware of unless you have and intake temp sensor on your intake those intakes are generic and will not have the hole for that. keep in mind i am not to familiar with the 92 motor and air intake system.
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Send a PM to Danthurs and ask him to post some pics of his engine. Its real purdy.
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i was under the impression that a 92-95 was aready basicalley a CAI and that a drop in K&N was the easiest cheapest thing you could do. I dont think my bonneville has had the engine cover on it within the last 10years lol
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What, I have a pretty engine?

Give it a real good cleaning, that will really help make it look better.
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