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Old 08-08-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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HCH-I owners - lower engine cover questions

regarding the HCH-I lower engine cover (item #6 on diagram below):



How close does this cover come to the exhaust? Are there any provisions for heat insulation on the part or is it just plastic?

I'm looking to fashion a lower engine cover for my non-hybrid 05 Civic (using coroplast), but have concerns where it would come near the exhaust:



I've seen examples that leave a space around the exhaust, but I'd like to avoid that if feasible.

I'd love to see your HCH-I undercarriage pics (with and without lower engine cover installed) to get a feel for how it compares to mine.
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Basjoos solved the exhaust problem by leaving an inch and then covering the gap with aluminum flashing.
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Old 08-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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thanks SVO!

basjoos, you have pics you could share?
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I don't have any good pics of the underside since my car is so low to the ground, but here is a photo taken from the front. You can see the central silver stripe of the aluminum flashing following the exhaust pipe down the center tunnel of the car. I used a heat resistant metal tape to cover the join between the coroplast and the flashing.

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Don't know why it won't show the pic, it appeared in the preview, but here is the URL:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v4...gAnch=imgAnch8
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thanks for the pic basjoos!
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:46 PM   #7
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Fixed the picture,
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