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Old 06-06-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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All of you GXP owners be careful removing and replacing the engine cover. The surface scratches very very easy. I popped mine off during a club meeting and scratched the corner putting it back on. I was very surprised that is scratched so easily.

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do you have some pics? is it really bad?
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this should be a sticky!!
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It covers about 2 sqare inches in the lower right corner. It looks like my 2 year old niece drew a sqiggle with a sharpie pen. When i was putting the cover back on it was not down all the way in the back, when I tried to reposition the cover the front popped up and hit something under the radiator hose and put a nice scratch on it.

I havn't tried to reair it, not sure what if anything I can do about it.

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PS, I will see if I can post a pic this weekend
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I bet leaving the cover off will let the engine run cooler, and not be so hot right away either.
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Yep, thats what I have done, the engine cover has a sponge layer underneath...traps a lot of heat under the plastic intake manifold.

Doesn't help to control operating temps, but does help cool down time.
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