Under hood sound blanket/insulation falling.

badsnakeii

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Its a stupid problem... So with all this cam inspecting going on my hood insulation has decided to start falling down. ...really... who had the bright idea of tabs retaining the edges of the blanket only.
Are there any good fixes other than duckt tape?

Thanks
 

dieselpony

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I have the same issue - 3-4 tabs back by the windshield. Haven't found a solution yet.
 

DanG144

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I have recently used some self adhesive cable tie mounts.
Similar to these that I bought at a local hardware store.
I mounted these to the underside of the hood right where the tongue tabs are now.
Then I cut plastic tabs (strongbacks) wide enough to fit in the tongue tab slots and about 4" long.
Then cut two slots in the hood liner so that a cable tie can go through the two slots, through the self adhesive cable tie mount and then around the plastic strongbacks.

If you use dark cable ties and dark plastic strongbacks they are not too noticeable.

I have no idea if the adhesive will stand up to the job. I should know by the end of the summer...if the car comes back to me or the owner stays in touch. ( I expect he will he is a local serviceman.

If you sandwich two strong backs with the hoodliner between, with longer tongues going into the slots, they will probably work without any adhesive mounts.

This is really a farmboy fix, but that is what I am. Sorry no pictures.

There is one guy that comes by that ran splits of bamboo from slot to slot across the hood. It is very noticeable - he might have 3 splits in each slot going to three other slots, but it works.
 

MonsterTDI09

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On the CR engine would not be a good idea to remove it.It does hot under the hood during regen.I had mine replace under warranty.
 

Adrenolize

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The CR engine (2009+) has tab fasteners all around the edge. The 2006 has some in the center of the hood, and then tab cut outs (part of the blanket) that go into respective holes on the edges of the hood.

I would suggest not removing the blanket on a CR engine. The 2006 is no big deal. I even removed my engine cover because the insulation deteriorates and gets all over the engine.
 

Sella Turcica

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In our 05.5 a squirrel decided to make a nest in the engine bay, and in the process it shredded up the hood liner into small pieces suitable for creating a nest. I pulled it out afterward, and frankly I don't notice a bit of noise difference. It seems like a pointless component. Moral of the story, just remove it.
 

compu_85

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I'd leave the pad in place, it protects the hood's paint from engine heat.

You could always glue it on like Mercedes does.

-J
 

D-Cell_Mekanick

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I DONT suggest getting rid of it. My neighbor runs his car (an ADS car, that idels a whole lot in the winter months) his hood is yellowed.
 
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MonsterTDI09

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I DONT suggest getting rid of it. My neighbor runs his car (an ADS car, that idels a whole lot in the winter months) his hood is yellowed.

What is a ADS car?:confused: Could it be automatic diesel start.
 

BarnyardsTDI

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Took mine in to the dealer and got it replaced. I was even 500 over 36,000 and they still did it for free. Its made of a more rigid piece of material. I have seen on the VW supply sites that it retails for about 130....not too bad.
 

BarnyardsTDI

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Oh and the new one has a fancy metallic heat shield built into the liner!!! Now with more heat protection!
 

SethB

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Black office clips seem like they will work

I'm testing office paper clips to see if they will hold the blanket in place. When mine dropped, it smelled like it was burning.

I'd post a photo, but it seems like the only way to post is from a url.
 

meerschm

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you can select photo from the bar close to the top of this page (under your user name)

and then log in again. you should be able to add photos, then link to them in posts.
 

edge130

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I decided to get a new one instead the various remedies.
Bought it online from Minuteman VW, via ebay I think
$103 vs $144 at local dealer.
The new pad comes with the fastener clips, btw.

I was at the local VW dealer, standing outside talking to another owner when, low and behold, someone drove up, opened their hood to show a tech something and sure enough, their hood insulation was falling down also.

Unfortunately, I'm past the warranty period.

It's a shame VWOA does nothing for something like this. They realize there is an issue with a designed part, update that part with a different design and part number. You would think they could offer the updated part at cost, atleast. I think I read the new insulator is slightly larger than the original one. My 2007 Highlander hood insulator is still pristine, nothing wrong.
 
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edge130

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new pad

Installed the new pad.
It is alot more rigid than the original pad.
I just used pliers to squeeze and wiggle out the 9 fastener clips,
The old pad is so flimsy, I could roll or fold the pad up .

The new pad from Minuteman VW came in a full size cardboard box. The pad comes with the 9 fastenr clips pre installed. Just inserted the perimeter tabs first and then sqeezed the 9 fasteners while pushing into the hood.
The new pad is so much more rigid. You would not be able to roll this one.
I hope it lasts. It looks very nice when done.
 

bobthefarmer

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Wood Shims, buy a pack 1.5 " by 8" from your builder supply store. Cut some in half and place them in the slots to compress the weak tabs in place. Works good/last a long time!
 

j1mbo

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I just had mine replaced under warranty and they new one certainly seems a better design and has a reflective metallic pad on it.
 

Henrick

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Could you post a pic of the new part with the "reflective metallic pad"?

I think my car had this one from the factory, however, this seems to start falling now - I see evidence of it rubbing to the battery top cover.
 

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