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under the hood of my mk4 GTI, there was a black thick blanket thing that was connected to the hood. what exactly does it do? I pulled it off, becuase i didn't like how it looked when my hood was up, but i'm just wondering. i'm assuming it helps suck up some of that engine heat.
 

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Re: Heat blanket? (infinityman)

I think it was intended to keep the heat from damaging the hood's paint or warping it but I could be wrong. Also acts as a sound insulator. Car looks awesome, btw http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Heat blanket? (dub518)

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When i was buying this car. the sales person says that if the engine catches on fire the "blanket" will melt and cover the flame

ROFL. i laugh everytime someone says that.
 

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Re: Heat blanket? (dub518)

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When i was buying this car. the sales person says that if the engine catches on fire the "blanket" will melt and cover the flame

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AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO NOTICED THIS?!?!?! I FEEL LIKE I'M TAKING CRAZY PILLS OR SOMETHING?!?!

 

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Re: Heat blanket? (Derek Zoolander)

yea its def for sound dampening, my 2005 gti dident come with it cause GTis are sport cars and ppl want to hear the motor so they dont put them in anymore so its safe to be without it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Heat blanket? (lpbudV)

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yea its def for sound dampening, my 2005 gti dident come with it cause GTis are sport cars and ppl want to hear the motor so they dont put them in anymore so its safe to be without it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


they stopped putting them in to cut costs. the 04.5+ GLIs don't have them either. it's not just GTIs. and the GTI isn't considered a "sports car." it's a hot hatch.
 

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Re: Heat blanket? (dub518)

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When i was buying this car. the sales person says that if the engine catches on fire the "blanket" will melt and cover the flame

Thats Exactly what it's there for!
Been too a lot of Car fires.
 

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Re: Heat blanket? (Derek Zoolander)

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they stopped putting them in to cut costs. the 04.5+ GLIs don't have them either. it's not just GTIs. and the GTI isn't considered a "sports car." it's a hot hatch.

my gli has one
 

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well, since this guy took his out he should try burning it to see if it catches on fire or melts or nothing - it would be like myth busters for vortex - DO IT....DO IT.................DO IT

will do
 

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well, since this guy took his out he should try burning it to see if it catches on fire or melts or nothing - it would be like myth busters for vortex - DO IT....DO IT.................DO IT

hell yeah http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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