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  • #61
    Originally posted by AverageVetteNut View Post
    Can the engine cover be removed and still run the car without issues? I would think that it's only reason for being there is to keep the heat/dirt off of the HT when retracted.
    I guess the question becomes "Is the heat shield necessary to protect the tonneau, even if the top is up?" I have no idea. But I'm not sure why you would really need / want to remove it for a track day anyway. You can still check / add oil and coolant even with the heatshield in place, and if you need to do more than that you're probably going to end up on a flatbed.
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    • #62
      Well... my car was running really bad @ an event and I needed to be able to get in there to see what was going on. If I had that cover on I wouldn't be able to see diddly.

      But yes, I agree... is the tonneau adequately insulated to be able to handle the heat if that cover is not present.... that's the big question. I would also think that the cover acts a bit like a heat soak magnet compared to the coupe. Yes, I know they test the cars @ higher ambient temps and such but that's still a question I wonder.
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      • #63
        Originally posted by AverageVetteNut View Post
        Well... my car was running really bad @ an event and I needed to be able to get in there to see what was going on. If I had that cover on I wouldn't be able to see diddly.

        But yes, I agree... is the tonneau adequately insulated to be able to handle the heat if that cover is not present.... that's the big question. I would also think that the cover acts a bit like a heat soak magnet compared to the coupe. Yes, I know they test the cars @ higher ambient temps and such but that's still a question I wonder.
        There isn't much to see under there anyway. The coils / plugs / wires are all accessed from underneath, not on top. The air intake is about all you can get to from above.

        At the HTC reveal, GM personnel said the engine compartment on the HTC was easier to keep cool than the coupe.
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        • #64
          GM hates weight on its vehicles, especially its sports car. They hate to spend money on unneeded parts. If either the finned plastic piece attached to the motor or the flat heat shield were not needed, they would have happily done without one or both.

          The flat heat shield is critical to protect the parts above it.
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          • #65
            My two word response to Mr. Veiga's statement: Bad Intel. But he's certainly going to be famous for the next six months.

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