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Unread 07-11-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
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Hood vents & splash guards - how do they work?

somebody has a pic from inside where I can get the idea of how it works? I can't immagine having a hole in the hood and still keeping the engine dry when, for example, the guy at the carwash points the high-pressure nozzle to it, in order to clean it: it has to make a good part of the engine wet, and I don't like that idea...

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I have wide open hoodvents. But it hardly ever rains here and I never wash my Jeep. From what I understand, the way they work is there is a pan that catches the water and diverts it to a safe place. This article talks about it.

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http://www.hoodlouvers.com/installation.pdf
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Thanx! So it's basically just a piece of metal unterneath the vent, that is inclined in such a way that any water gets where you want it to go... Nice...
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Yep, I think the 5.9 pan is plastic tho. Actually I been in some serious downpours and nothing happened. But there is always a little worry

I got these on my ZJ
http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....ductid=LVR1006

writeup w/pics
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/g...w-pics-908763/
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Yeah, nice job there! I wanna go that kind of way myself, only I have to put something underneath, we have some serious rains in spring and autumn, and some snow, too...
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