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Engine Insulation?

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Old 09-17-2006, 03:14 PM
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I have a 2006 Civic Sedan. What is the black padding directly underneath the hood? Has anyone removed it? Would removing it make the engine run a tad bit cooler? Or is the engine supposed to be kept warmer? I hope this wasn't too stupid! Thanks!
 
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Old 09-17-2006, 07:26 PM
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it is to keep the paint on your hood as the heat from the engine/engine bay will suck the life out of paint.
 
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:00 PM
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yeah its basicly to keep your hood from getting extremely hot because the 06's the motors are pretty tightly sqeezed in the engine bay with little room to breath
 
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