Insight on new car design features, like the plastic engine covers

“How about the mere existence of those plastic engine covers?
I’m no fan of those either, but isn’t the function of those plastic engine covers to supress noise from under the hood at idle and when you start the car?”


That’s about the amount of flat rate labor time it will cost to take the cover off and THEN start the real work.

3/10 of $80 an hour is $24 just to start an underhood job, so the true function is to make your mechanic/dealer a few bucks.
66Nova : August 27th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

Thats part of the genius of the internet in my opinion... insight from other people that we wouldn't think of, learn of, or read in any other medium.