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Old November 30th, 2009, 03:23   #1
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Default How important is the insulation under the hood?

Mice chewed a hole the size of a football in mine. Is its only purpose to deaden sound?
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Old November 30th, 2009, 04:04   #2
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It also protects the hood's paint from the heat of the engine.

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Old November 30th, 2009, 04:21   #3
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That's what I was afraid of. I remember a pickup truck I had back when the earth and I were very young, and the underside of the hood rusted badly above the battery.

So, where does one buy a replacement, and how is it attached? Some sort of adhesive?

Sorry in advance for the dumb questions, I'm not much of a mechanic.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:41   #4
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I think it's adhesive bound.

Probably only place to get an exact fit is the dealer. Bet you can find out what it's made of and get it from a supplier cheaper tho.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:23   #5
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I've had mine off for 3 years ,along with no engine cover. No problems with the heat hood still looks good as new except the rock chips.
Two of the years I put 30,000 miles on it each year in the heat of Charleston SC.

I would personally say if you don't mind the added noise go with out .
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Mine sort of fell apart. I replaced it with Dynamat and that seems to do as well. On other reason for having it is the reduced noise.
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 20:21   #7
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My hood had 2 mice eating the liner last week...what the hell is in the liner that attracks them?! Anyways, the mice had their necks snapped and I have a softball size hole in my 09 TDI liner...but not all the way to the hood yet. It drives me nuts when I look at it. I'd like to find a new one
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