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Old 09-16-2003, 03:34 PM   #1
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on the older ones what thec heack is that stupid bulge on the hood for? does it sevre a purpose or is it just tryin to look cool. reason i brought this up is one was behind me this morning and man it was ugly. i was drivin fast and it was just ridin my butt the whole time. then when i got to school it pulled in and dropped off its cargo then "peeled out" which translates to a frickin loud POS four banger sound with no tire spin at all.
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Go Chitusbishi

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It was my understanding that the hood bulge was makin' room for a turbo...can anyone verify this???
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no, turbo is on the passenger side near the Rad, at the bottom.. the bulge is for the DOHC timing cover......
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could be i guess but i know a guy who used to have one with the bulge and i know for a fact it didnt have one. maybe that is the case but they just made them all like that irregardless. or wait did that guy have a bulge or not....dang it i cant remember!!!! but im seriously doubtin the one that i saw had one. cause he was like redlinin it and you definetely couldnt hear the turbo.
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here ya go.. look u can see the timing chain covers.. thats right where the bulge in the hood is......
::edit:: it is the long vertical piece of black plastic on the right side of the pic (directly attached to the engine)
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Ah, yeah, that'* right.
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and know i know. so the next time someone says "hey why do eclipses have that bulge in the hodd" i can proudly say. thats where the timing chain cover is!
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Isn't that car belt driven??

Or does it have a chain?
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