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iscaspar
10-05-2006, 09:36 PM
In yalls oppinion which do you perfer?

No cover, Stock Cover, Aftermarket cover?

ExpLlclT
10-05-2006, 09:38 PM
whatever ur into i kinda like this custom fab one i recently saw on someones post it was like heat shield looking

k0mpresd
10-05-2006, 09:57 PM
whats an engine cover?

BranCKY3
10-05-2006, 09:59 PM
Stock even though it doesn't fit 100% from the raised fuel rail. My valve cover looks too shitty without it.

mike-2ptzero
10-05-2006, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by ExpLlclT
whatever ur into i kinda like this custom fab one i recently saw on someones post it was like heat shield looking


You mean this one from 034 motorsports?

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/2716034_1_8t_coil_heat_shield.jpg

BzeB5A4
10-05-2006, 10:09 PM
I'd get that one mike posted without the 034 label.

fred2ka4
10-05-2006, 10:33 PM
How about this one?


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/audia4003.jpg

sandman
10-06-2006, 02:57 AM
i go coverless. i just dont see the point.

audisnapr
10-06-2006, 06:42 AM
I really dig on the 034 cover - it's only like $30, but it cleans up those coilpacks nicely - can't go wrong. I made one a couple weeks back - turned out pretty decent.

k0mpresd
10-06-2006, 06:46 AM
its amazing the difference in opinions between here and the 1.8t forum on vortex

iowaboostin
10-06-2006, 06:56 AM
Stock cover, since I have nothing to "show off" in my engine bay. Knock on wood, but if my car is ever down I'll end up painting the valve cover out of sheer bordem then who knows if I'll put the cover back on.

a4cefed
10-06-2006, 07:07 AM
no cover for me

1 ate T
10-06-2006, 07:12 AM
i like the stock cover personally.. cleans it up.. and since im pretty much stock... yea.. well.. it just looks nicer [:D]

01'A41.8T
10-06-2006, 07:23 AM
[up]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/VW2.0GTi/HOT.jpg

onemoremile
10-06-2006, 07:31 AM
nekkid. an aluminum head act as a heatsink. no need to trap heat. yes, the turbo does produce heat but not as much as the exhaust ports running through the head.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2957.jpg

Rons01B5
10-06-2006, 07:34 AM
i like when people powdercoat the valve cover, IMO that looks better than any cover

mike-2ptzero
10-06-2006, 07:36 AM
Originally posted by onemoremile
nekkid. an aluminum head act as a heatsink. no need to trap heat. yes, the turbo does produce heat but not as much as the exhaust ports running through the head.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2957.jpg


Unless you have a huge ass turbo sitting a few inches away from the head and coil packs.[:p]

onemoremile
10-06-2006, 07:38 AM
yeah? and whose fault is that???[wrench] [:D]

Dietbudda
10-06-2006, 09:26 AM
so is there an adantage to not running or to running an engine cover. I've noticed how hot it gets under that hood and wondered if it was better for the c oil packs to not be covered up.
Discuss...

bassed
10-06-2006, 11:06 AM
Originally posted by k0mpresd
its amazing the difference in opinions between here and the 1.8t forum on vortex

Perhaps because that forum is pretty much useless?

k0mpresd
10-06-2006, 11:13 AM
that forum is not useless...there is a lot of good info in that forum...you just have to be able to sort through all the bs

BranCKY3
10-06-2006, 11:17 AM
The 1.8T forum is useless? lol. Tons of great info there... maybe you're thinking of the A4 forum being useless.

bassed
10-06-2006, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by BranCKY3
The 1.8T forum is useless? lol. Tons of great info there... maybe you're thinking of the A4 forum being useless.

Yeah that must be it I don't post or go over there that often to begin with. SO the 1.8T forum is a really good source?

onemoremile
10-06-2006, 11:45 AM
the 1.8t forum and the forced induction forums are both great.

fred2ka4
10-06-2006, 12:19 PM
Originally posted by 01'A41.8T
[up]

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v71/VW2.0GTi/HOT.jpg

[up] [up]
That has to be one of the nicest ones I've seen yet!

bellofello
10-07-2006, 06:40 AM
Originally posted by fred2ka4
How about this one?


http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j91/fred2ka4/audia4003.jpg

LOVE the cf covers, I want to find some for my 2.8. My stock 2.8 cover's look clean though. Just love cf in the engine bay. I want to get that awesome CDA intake too.(cuz mine is hogging the hot air without a sheild.)
CDA intake (http://www.bmcairfilter.com/infoCDA.asp)

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7412/stockwintakeagst906ng1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

I want to get a carbon cover for the coolant expansion tank too.