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Tommo



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 90 Td5 Black LE Java Black
Acustic engine cover

Anyone drive their TD5 without this on?
What is its purpose...noise reduction?
Got mine off at the moment as im fiddling with the EGR and it looks ok.

Post #786821 14th Aug 2019 4:38pm
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4RF RDS



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Canada 2000 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Epsom Green

It does decrease engine noise a few db. Its sole purpose is noise reduction (and to make it look cleaner)😆. Many run without especially those who frequently off road. Also seen quite a few who have polished the valve cover and or powder coat it. Looks awesome. Thumbs Up 2010 Range Rover MkIII Autobiography Super Charged (Idris)
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Post #786830 14th Aug 2019 5:25pm
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Tommo



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I suppose you can see oil leaks etc better Shocked

Post #786833 14th Aug 2019 5:40pm
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BaronDefenders



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United Kingdom 2004 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Santorini Black

Removed mine a couple of months ago. Don’t notice the extra noise inside. Without it it’s easier to work around the engine bay, it looks better, and it can only help with getting heat out of the engine! 2004 Td5 90
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Post #786834 14th Aug 2019 5:48pm
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bankz5152



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Makes it quieter, thats it. I keep mine on as I do a lot of miles, tho ran my old 90 without one. Instagram @defender_ventures

Post #786848 14th Aug 2019 7:13pm
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Mike c



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Does it not also help it warm up quicker? Also retain the heat of the engine on cold days? Just a thought

Post #786850 14th Aug 2019 7:26pm
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landy andy



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2006 Defender 110 Td5 USW Zermatt Silver

Took mine off and the exhaust heat shield over the turbo, also the bloody massive plastic under tray thing, when I serviced it last and haven’t got round to replacing any of them yet.

Post #786856 14th Aug 2019 7:50pm
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lightning



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Most things on a Defender are there for a reason over and above aesthetics

Post #786869 14th Aug 2019 8:43pm
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4RF RDS



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landy andy wrote:
Took mine off and the exhaust heat shield over the turbo, also the bloody massive plastic under tray thing, when I serviced it last and haven’t got round to replacing any of them yet.




FWIW LR designed and put those under tray things on to appropriately cool the Td5 in all conditions. Removal usually has little consequences in Europe or North America but in Africa and Asia much more so. Thumbs Up 2010 Range Rover MkIII Autobiography Super Charged (Idris)
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Post #786878 14th Aug 2019 9:50pm
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landy andy



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Thanks for that info. It’s massive and makes servicing a real pain. Don’t think I will bother to refit for my small drives in cool climates. Thumbs Up

Post #786903 15th Aug 2019 7:19am
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LandRoverAnorak



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4RF RDS wrote:
FWIW LR designed and put those under tray things on to appropriately cool the Td5 in all conditions. Removal usually has little consequences in Europe or North America but in Africa and Asia much more so. Thumbs Up

Are you sure about that? I was always under the impression that they were a sound reduction measure. They're certainly lined with what looks like sound deadening material. Darren

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