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Gauze under engine cover panel vent slats


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Just refurbing my engine cover panel.

I was thinking about not fitting the gauze which is located under the vent slats in the rectangular hole in the panel.

I dont really see any benefit in this gauze being there and it must reduce cooling airflow. Unless I have missed something.

Has anyone left this off?

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Fitting or removing will make no difference to cooling thats a high vacuum area. and air will be pulled out with forward motion. 

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The gauze blocks around a third of the area of the vent looking at it. 

Although air is drawn through, its bound to reduce the flow. I am curious as to why the factory added it really. Maybe there is some function it has which I am overlooking, perhaps I will get some new gauze and fit it just in case.

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