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Engine Insulation and Junk by arte444
Started on: 11-01-2003 12:05 PM
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Report this Post11-01-2003 12:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for arte444Click Here to Email arte444Send a Private Message to arte444Direct Link to This Post
I was wondering if it would be alright for me to tear out all of the insulation in the engine bay and firewall. We have the engine out already and I've noticed people doing this and it looks really nice and clean. It must be there for a purpose and this is my only guess, to keep the heat off out of the cab and to keep the engine warm (because we all know how our fieros like to be warm =) ).

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Report this Post11-01-2003 12:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AdriftClick Here to visit Adrift's HomePageSend a Private Message to AdriftDirect Link to This Post
Go ahead and pullit all out - if noise is an issue just throw a layer of dynamat in place of it
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Report this Post11-01-2003 12:11 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2000RagTopClick Here to Email 2000RagTopSend a Private Message to 2000RagTopDirect Link to This Post
The purpose is not only for heat but noise also.
If it's not really in bad shape......I'd leave it...or as long as you have the engine out, you might think about replacing it with "new"
The heat from a engine can warm up the inside of your car pretty good.

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Michael

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Report this Post11-01-2003 12:16 PM Click Here to See the Profile for arte444Click Here to Email arte444Send a Private Message to arte444Direct Link to This Post
Wow. You two responded quick. Nice to have this 24 hour tech support forum =P. I'll probably rip it out because I like working in a clean engine bay and I need to shave some time off my 1/4 mile =).
Thanks guys.

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Report this Post11-01-2003 01:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ManiMackClick Here to Email ManiMackSend a Private Message to ManiMackDirect Link to This Post
On most fieros the side engine bay insulation gets torn up from working around the engine, or it starts to decay. I noticed the firewall insulation is normally in good shape though.

On my fiero I took the side insulation off and left the firewall on. It cleans up the engine bay a bit and still does its job this way.

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Report this Post11-01-2003 05:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for paulcalClick Here to Email paulcalSend a Private Message to paulcalDirect Link to This Post
Here is my solution with thanks to Paul Mckibben.
http://www.northfloridafieros.homestead.com/ProgressOnFirewall.html

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Report this Post11-01-2003 07:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for lurkerClick Here to Email lurkerSend a Private Message to lurkerDirect Link to This Post
remove it all except on the firewall.

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