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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: diesel engine - deck lid cover Reply with quote

Anyone have a link for a new diesel engine deck lid cover? Mine is getting pretty worn and I'd like to replace it, but I can't seem to find any online. If you know of a source, I would appreciate it!

I'm pretty sure the deck lid I currently have is from a stock 1.6 D engine. It has recessed parts in the foam that are shaped differently than other deck lids I've seen online.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there was only two covers Metal or Plastic Confused
I think the indentaions where for 2wd vans as there engines are closer to the deck lid Confused ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy syncro-nutz wrote:
I think there was only two covers Metal or Plastic Confused


Slightly OT -- was one style of cover notably lighter than the other? The cover I have is heavy -- manageable but I can foresee the day when the weight and the somewhat awkward way it lifts out could become a problem.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is definitely made of plastic. It's also heavy...because it's soaked in oil. I've cleaned it with some simple green and a spray house which has help some, but it's worn down to the plastic in a few places too.

Here are a few pictures of the inside of my engine cover to verify if it is different looking that any other engine cover out there.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The metal cover is way heavier than the plastic cover Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy syncro-nutz wrote:
The metal cover is way heavier than the plastic cover Smile


just noticed you have 1.9TD, Embarassed That engine is taller than the stock 1.6TD About an inch or so??
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

andy syncro-nutz wrote:

just noticed you have 1.9TD, Embarassed That engine is taller than the stock 1.6TD About an inch or so??

Correct on the 1.9TD. I'm not sure how much taller it is than the stock 1.6, but I assume that's why there is an indentation in the foam on the cover.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wildcat my westy is 1.6 NA and my engine cover which is OG is stupid heavy compared to my 84 westy gas cover (metal vs plastic) and does not have the foam but more of a plastic sheeting covering insulation. I can post a pic if yunt me too
I would imagine as noisy as the diesel engines are the metal engine covers help with the sound deadening.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your cover looks like nearly every other fibreglass cover out there on the market today. You're unlikely to find another in much better shape than that.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh and my metal cover has oe deadening material on top also
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
Your cover looks like nearly every other fibreglass cover out there on the market today. You're unlikely to find another in much better shape than that.


* I had actually typed a very similiar reply, but recanted before posting it earlier
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danfromsyr wrote:
Xs 2
Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
Your cover looks like nearly every other fibreglass cover out there on the market today. You're unlikely to find another in much better shape than that.


* I had actually typed a very similiar reply, but recanted before posting it earlier

haha....I know guys. I know. Embarassed

Just wanted to know if anyone knew of a source for a new one! I figured one of you out there was sitting on a warehouse full of these things just waiting for someone to come knocking.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am Wildcat wrote:
andy syncro-nutz wrote:

just noticed you have 1.9TD, Embarassed That engine is taller than the stock 1.6TD About an inch or so??

Correct on the 1.9TD. I'm not sure how much taller it is than the stock 1.6, but I assume that's why there is an indentation in the foam on the cover.


wait, there are vanagons that came stock with the 1.9TD? I thought the only diesel sold in US was the 1.6 NA.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wait, there are vanagons that came stock with the 1.9TD?

none that I know of
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine look a lot like the pic in this thread so that old foam scrapes right off
Then i replaced it with that mylar faced engine compartment sound deadener
http://www.soundproofcow.com/foam-soundproofing-barriers/sound-blocking-insulation.html

http://www.cascadeaudio.com/marine/vb_tsm_compostie_material.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tclark wrote:
... that old foam scrapes right off Then i replaced it with that mylar faced engine compartment sound deadener...


Does this make it noticeably lighter?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tclark wrote:
Mine look a lot like the pic in this thread so that old foam scrapes right off
Then i replaced it with that mylar faced engine compartment sound deadener
http://www.soundproofcow.com/foam-soundproofing-barriers/sound-blocking-insulation.html

http://www.cascadeaudio.com/marine/vb_tsm_compostie_material.htm

This is probably the best option, thanks for the lead!
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