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Engine cover/lid insulation and sound deadening

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Hi,

I recently bought a new plastic engine lid to replace my heavy and tatty metal one, but the foam insulation and sound deadening material underneath is ingrained with oil. Does anyone know if this foam can be replaced with the genuine VW stuff as I'm hoping that this is the cause of the strong oil smell when I step out of the van...

If I can't buy replacement foam, what do you recommend that I use instead. It will obviously need to be fire retardant! Or is anyone selling a plastic lid in the Leicestershire area?

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks,

Cord

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so you are chucking a fireproof steel lid and replacing it with an flammable plastic one ? :?: there are a few on here that would have no van if they had done the same,
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Soak the foam with degreaser (engine/farmyard, usually caustic based ) and wash it out - you will have to do it a couple of times or more so get a gallon. That's what I did with mine.
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I'd have your metal one.....
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I would swap my mint metal one for a good plastic one any day

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sorted then
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faggie wrote:I would swap my mint metal one for a good plastic one any day

I wouldn't..........

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metalmick8y wrote:so you are chucking a fireproof steel lid and replacing it with an flammable plastic one ? :?: there are a few on here that would have no van if they had done the same,
stick with steel
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He's right you know........

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faggie wrote:I would swap my mint metal one for a good plastic one any day
Mines not mint
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Just bought a sheet of quality insulation for the engine lid. Fire proof and great sound proofing. Doddle to fit.

http://www.asap-supplies.com/marine/mar ... ing-801834" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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captain Byrne wrote:Just bought a sheet of quality insulation for the engine lid. Fire proof and great sound proofing. Doddle to fit.

http://www.asap-supplies.com/marine/mar ... ing-801834" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Hi CB what thickness did you got for?

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I can recommend this insulation as well - I think there’s only one size to go for Keith. Here’s a pic of how it comes in my thread (scroll towards the bottom):

http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... 4&start=45" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And with it fitted:

http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... t#p8219642" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Does anyone have a offcut of this no longer needed? Maybe 300mm - 160mm..
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300CE wrote:I can recommend this insulation as well - I think there’s only one size to go for Keith. Here’s a pic of how it comes in my thread (scroll towards the bottom):

http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... 4&start=45" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And with it fitted:

http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.p ... t#p8219642" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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lloydy wrote:Does anyone have a offcut of this no longer needed? Maybe 300mm - 160mm..
I have some spare of a similar product I used.Image

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thanks, but i dont think that would be suitable. Your looks more like a blanket type? i want to fit it to some tinware in the engine bay
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