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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:20 am 
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I've removed this to get the ecu out to be Noobed and I'm wondering does anybody run their cars permanently without it in place? I ask as I posted another question about bonnet vents and without this cover some extra underbonnet heat will escape.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:32 am 
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Nobody have any ideas?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:46 am 
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I think you'll end up with the gap filled with leaves / water and i don't think it will help underbonnet temps except at stationary/lowspeed.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:22 am 
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As far as leaves or water are concerned that's easily rectified by removing leaves regularly and making sure that the drainage holes are kept clear, both of which I do regularly.

Leaves and water would still go into this area even if the cover was in place.

There is the ecu in this area but that is covered by its rubber housing and provided that is fitted properly and wiped over with a silicone protector that will remain safe. There are some electrics for the wipers but they can be securely wrapped in rubber to protect them.

Low speeds or stationary are the areas where I want to reduce the underbonnet temperature.

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