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Saw the new 2010 SS engine, my only reaction was this...

Why? Why do they do these things? Who's idea was it to use a 30 cent piece of plastic to cover a work of art. Now, when the owner pops his hood, everyone can whooo at his V8 emblem cast in the plastic.


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I hate these plastic engine covers used on just about every car now. They only hold heat in. They hide the good stuff and look stupid.
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The American V8's hold such prestige in many other countries but only the Italians, along with other exotics seem to recognize the importance of a good looking engine bay.

The "Little Tikes" era of designers are here now so they think Plastic picnic tables under the hood looks good.
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The plastic engine covers do more than just clean up the engine bay they also help quiet the valvetrain noise. Just like those Helmholtz silancers on the intake. They also let you know what engine you have underthere, who built it and what kind of car it is. GM figures that these plastic covers are more important than keying a keyway on the crank pulley



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The only reason they are on there is cause it's easier and cheaper to make the covers to make the engine look good then to make the motor look good. Come-on, look at those huge valve covers on that thing! That motor's a monster!!!
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That looks really cheap. Some cars have it done right, some don't.


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Set up 4 chairs and put the Pizza box in the middle-it even has 2 cup holders.
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