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Herbert Harvey

Engine Cover Carpet

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Does anyone know why Lotus put carpet on the engine cover and engine compartment side covers? My best guess is the carpet is to absorb glare from hitting the rear window? The carpet on my engine cover was brown and ripped, i was thinking about putting another material there but i am reluctant as I am not entirely sure of the carpets purpose.

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I think the carpet is mainly cosmetic. To give a plush feel to the engine bay as well. I've removed the side covers and usually run without the engine cover as well. Adds lightness. 🙂 I only put the cover back on long trips with the misses, because it does reduce noise and makes conversations at speed possible without shouting.

You could remove the carpet and run it like that. If the glare does bother you, there are plenty options available. Some form of carpet (SteveV8 ca o doubt help you), mat paint, ...

I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.


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