Does anyone have a solution for sagging under-hood insulation? I've been tempted to coat the tabs with fiberglass resin to make them more rigid, as they keep falling out of the slots. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
do you have pictures of your set up?the junk that they install..... just rip it out and install an aftermaket dynomat like material with an adhesive side. Just prep the side before sticking it on. must be spotless. Best mod i ever did. looks great and cuts down on sound even better!
That looks pretty nice. Almost tempting to have OEM fit and finish. Car is going into storage for three months soon, so I might save for it and do it later.VW made a revised insulation pad P/N 5K0863831G. Picked one up last year and the tabs actually stay in the hood slots lol.
I bought the newer version with the aluminum heat shield over the top of the engine. What I did was cut very small slits in the center or all the tabs and then ran a zip tie through it and looped that around each of the hood cut outs. You'll see that you can slip the zip tie end under the thin sheet of metal. I did this about 5 years ago and it has yet to sag. Highly recommend.
Did this require drilling? I haven't been out to look at mine. Seems the most secure.Thank you for the suggestion and thank you for the pictures! I just did mine too! I used a 2-hole method. It worked great! I did lose a clip in the process of removing the insulation even with a towel over the engine area, but fortunately the clip made it all the way down to the lower plastic engine cover and I can let it be until the lower engine cover is off someday. For now I think I'll just get a new set of clips at the dealer.
No drilling of the hood is required. As BarnyardsTDI indicated, you can slip the zip tie under the gap in the sheet metal. You'll see it right away when you look under the hood. For the three tabs I wanted to fix, I positioned my 2 holes in the insulation to match the two sides of the sheet metal where each tie is looped to the hood.Did this require drilling? I haven't been out to look at mine. Seems the most secure.
Excellent - that is what I am going to try... the old insulation. Mine seems to remain against the hood well enough (I have a string tied across now), but those tabs along the windshield end of the hood never stay put. Thanks!I did use a drill to make the small holes in the insulation, but you don't have to drill the hood. At least that's true for the 3 tabs I wanted to fix. The sheet metal of the hood is a bit different at the front of the car, but I didn't have any sagging at the front. For me the same was true for the old much less rigid insulation that I removed. I like the new insulation much better, but this same fix might have also solved the issue with the old insulation.
Nice. I love a good data log summaryI just passed 190K miles and 401 fuel-ups since April 2010.