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Unread 08-12-2002, 07:58 PM   #1
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Engine firewall?

I just noticed that the under-hood of my '01 doesn't have any firewalling on it. I know that the older Jeeps did (I've seen it on several '89 - '92's) and was wondering - is there a good reason for this? I'm going to buy some, I just don't want to cause other problems.

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Unread 08-12-2002, 10:43 PM   #2
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Um, the firewall is the sheetmetal separating the engine and passenger compartments. I guess you are talking about some kind of insulation? There is none on my 88.
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Unread 08-13-2002, 01:55 PM   #3
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hood insulation

Theres no hood insulation on my 2000 and I prefer that its not there. It'll make it that much easier when I install hood vents. Why do you want to buy it? It may make the engine run hotter, and if you have any problems, it could void your warranty.
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Unread 08-13-2002, 02:03 PM   #4
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Well, I've seen some older vehicles without it, and their hoods are all faded (from engine heat, I assume, since it doesn't affect the rest of the vehicle.) I plan on keeping mine for as long as possible, and I'd rather not have that happen.
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Unread 08-13-2002, 03:25 PM   #5
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3 reasons paint is faded/peeled:
1) front end repair and subsequently poor paint job - seen that a million times...
2) rarely (if ever) washed & waxed...check the roof when you do see a hood all faded, typically all the flat surfaces will be faded as well (especially here in the southwest!)
3) engine fire! in which case that dang insulation isn't gonna help.

Incidentally, that insulation on the firewall and the hood in some cars is strictly for noise protection, not any kind of heat, and, as Eric mentioned, will only INCREASE the engine compartment temperature, which is not good unless its in Alaska...
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