2012 cruze 1.4t turbo heat shield question
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    2012 cruze 1.4t turbo heat shield question

    can you take off the turbo heat shield on these cruzes and leave them off? I would like to remove the heat shield forever if someone has done it before on these cruzes because it makes it a ot easier to look under the valve cover for leaks if there is one

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    Quote Originally Posted by reflectionxrage View Post
    can you take off the turbo heat shield on these cruzes and leave them off? I would like to remove the heat shield forever if someone has done it before on these cruzes because it makes it a ot easier to look under the valve cover for leaks if there is one

    Yes you can take it off and leave it off, but that would not be the smartest thing. You want to shield the rest of the engine bay from the heat put off by the turbo. Think Turbo Blanket. Unfortunately I cannot find one for the Cruze or I would have one myself.

    Harbor Freight has the tools to remove it for a pretty good price.
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    That metal piece in front of the valve cover? Seems it may keep heat off that air intake hose to the left and maybe the hood above it.


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    Easy answer......no manufacturer has EVER installed something that absolutely, positively, was not needed.

    In this case they likely found radiant heat damaging nearby components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Easy answer......no manufacturer has EVER installed something that absolutely, positively, was not needed.

    In this case they likely found radiant heat damaging nearby components.

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    What are you talking about....I know mechanics that leave out the "extra" bolts all the time.... LMFAO @Hack s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma v e n View Post
    What are you talking about....I know mechanics that leave out the "extra" bolts all the time.... LMFAO @Hacks

    Sadly, so true........the 'I can't see it from my house' repair/service theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    Easy answer......no manufacturer has EVER installed something that absolutely, positively, was not needed.
    Truth.

    Adding parts costs money. They're not going to spend money they don't have to.
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    If you want to watch for leaks from the valve cover/diaphram you can remove the coil pack ECOTEC cover. Ive had mine off for quite some time now with no ill results
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma v e n View Post
    What are you talking about....I know mechanics that leave out the "extra" bolts all the time.... LMFAO @Hack s
    My favorite is when they steal the insulation panel from under the engine when you go in for an oil change.
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