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    Posted: 23 Aug 20 at 14:07
My T3 1.6TD doesn't see winter.

I have the original under engine cover and heat shields in place. The engine stays nice and clean, but I'm worried about heat. I understand that the original designers had this shroud system to get the system warmed up and stay wormed up, but traveling in the summer doesn't seem to fit.

Any ideas or opinions? I see most diesel conversions coming out do not have the covers in place...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 912 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Aug 20 at 16:58
they have then for a multitude of reasons , sound deadening , engine protection , aerodynamics, the ones missing are mostly because lazy folks don’t refit them


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It's there for cooling too. airflow is directed while driving.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Titus A Duxass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 20 at 07:39
VW didn't fit the nappy for fun.
Keep it.
Bollocks to it all!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dave.arthur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Aug 20 at 14:51
Thanks all for the sage advice.. I shall find something else to worry about Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pete Westy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 20 at 14:53
Part of the underpan, which could be missing, directs cooling air at the turbo, which must be a good thing. VW didn't put these bits there for nothing!
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