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Old 06-08-2007, 04:30 AM   #1
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Whats the blanket for under the hood?

On my 2000 9-3 SE, I just want to know what the blanket does under the hood? is it only for sound or for fire too? has anybody taken this out? and is it safe to take it out? i just wondered if it will make the engine and turbo louder then it is with the blanket there? thanks
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:35 AM   #2
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Yes, it is not only for sound deadening, but also for heat protection.

Its an easy mod, you just take it out. Some people worry about the paint peeling off the hood from its exposure to the engine heat, many people here do it, and have no problems with it.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:52 AM   #3
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I personally leave mine in because I found that it's more valve noise.
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I removed mine on a Jeep...and I ended up having the paint peel

A friend did it on a similiar Jeep with no problems....
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I removed mine on a Jeep...and I ended up having the paint peel

A friend did it on a similiar Jeep with no problems....
If it was a jeep with the I-6 I don't doubt this. Those engines I swear get hotter then our turbo 4's!
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well i just wondered if the turbo would be louder or not thanks for the info.
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my turbo is def louder withou my under hood "blanket"
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but is it for fire safty too cause if it is theres no way ill convince my parents to let me take it out. And do you just pull on the clips and they come off?

Also "laxian55" did your paint chip like some people say it might do?
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Old 06-08-2007, 12:24 PM   #9
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Am not sure about how protective from fire it is....am sure its good since its main jobs are to lower the temps on the hood and deaden the sound.

Just take it off with out them knowing, there a 90/10 chance something will go wrong I say. $0.02
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Well my mom wouldnt know the difference but my dad might get kinda mad cause he helps me work on my car but ill probably take it off for a little bit and if i have any problems then ill put it back on
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but is it for fire safty too cause if it is theres no way ill convince my parents to let me take it out. And do you just pull on the clips and they come off?

Also "laxian55" did your paint chip like some people say it might do?
if your engine is on fire, there is no way a fire suppressing blanket is gonna do jack shit. I believe it is just for sound suppresion. And for your parents: It is only for sound suppression.

Mine was off for over a year including many track days and my paint looked fine. I wrecked my car and have brand new paint with no liner right now and have had no problems thus far.
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It's pretty much ALL for sound deadening. I've had mine out for almost two years now with no problems whatsoever.
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just yank it out somewhere and throw it away.
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its gone , i also think it makes it easyer to see when working on the engine, it seems brighter
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its gone , i also think it makes it easyer to see when working on the engine, it seems brighter

Its probably because of the silver hood, that reflects some light in there.


I think some people have paint problems because they just got the hood painted or resprayed with lacquer and they have problems due to the heat from the engine, but you have nothing to worry about.
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I took the underhood pad thingy off my last 9k...no paint problems...just a bit more noise. The worst part was the heinous looking unpainted part that was hiding underneath....oh well.
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