Engine cover or hood insulation?

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Hey, I'm not sure about this, wondering, with no engine cover or hood insulation, should this be something to look into? Thanks!
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I was thinking about buying an engine cover since they're available at certain dealers. It's rubber too so it'll be nice and durable. I have to say even without the cover the car is very quiet and well insulated. There's very little engine noise or road noise thanks in part to the carpeted wheel wells all around, the Michelin tires, the thick carpets inside, and the foam insulation pads in the door jambs. I have the same exact car as you. 😎

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I don’t think they a need to be looked into.

The engine cover provides a nice flat surface to set your beverage on while you have the hood open.

The hood insulation is not included on all trims even with the same engine so you are good there too.

That being said, if you can find them, they are not terrible expensive so adding them is easy, but rumor has it they are hard to come by.
 

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Hey, I'm not sure about this, wondering, with no engine cover or hood insulation, should this be something to look into? Thanks!
There’s no question the hood insulation makes a sound difference. Added it to my 21 Big Bend.
Engine cover is only important if you like the feeling of seeing something like an engine when you pop the hood.
 


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2021 sport badlands. Build date 2-2021. Has both the hood insulation & engine cover.
The Base and Big Bend do not come with a hood insulation blanket. None of the trims now come with an engine cover. The OP’s question was are they needed. My response is no. Your mileage may vary.
 

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Neither are needed but if you want like them sure go buy and install.
 
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I was thinking about buying an engine cover since they're available at certain dealers. It's rubber too so it'll be nice and durable. I have to say even without the cover the car is very quiet and well insulated. There's very little engine noise or road noise thanks in part to the carpeted wheel wells all around, the Michelin tires, the thick carpets inside, and the foam insulation pads in the door jambs. I have the same exact car as you. 😎

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We do!! It seems to catch people's eye! But I think they all do. I do love the clean sharp look!
It is very quiet. I just wanted to be sure the hood was protected. Glad to be your twin!!
 

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And now it seems OBX has neither!
I'll still stand by my comment they are not needed. Same with the insulation panel underneath the passenger side dash. People claim they make it quieter and I'm sure they do by some percentage. I certainly couldn't tell the difference but then I think the stock radio sounds just fine.

All are very easy to install and not that much money so if you want to make it as quiet as you can without added aftermarket deadening panels and patches, give it a try.
 
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We do!! It seems to catch people's eye! But I think they all do. I do love the clean sharp look!
It is very quiet. I just wanted to be sure the hood was protected. Glad to be your twin!!
Prefer the look also. I don't like the bowl of spaghetti look without one. Can't say if it's quieter but I assume it would be. Unlike the engine cover on my 2 previous Escape's that were made of plastic, the sport cover is a dense foam rubber which I think would be better at noise control.

If I didn't have it, I probably would buy one.
 

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I asked my local dealership to check on this on my HL. I have the insulation but not the cover. They said they can get the cover but they recommend I do not do it because “it can be detrimental and that is why it is discontinued”. I’m assuming bullshit and thinking I should add it (if not for any reason than the level beer holder). Thoughts?
 

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I asked my local dealership to check on this on my HL. I have the insulation but not the cover. They said they can get the cover but they recommend I do not do it because “it can be detrimental and that is why it is discontinued”. I’m assuming bullshit and thinking I should add it (if not for any reason than the level beer holder). Thoughts?
That’s the only real reason to have it in my opinion, but then I’m an old fart that still remembers what an engine looks like without all the other crap that’s been added to hide the engine in the last 60 years.
 

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I asked my local dealership to check on this on my HL. I have the insulation but not the cover. They said they can get the cover but they recommend I do not do it because “it can be detrimental and that is why it is discontinued”. I’m assuming bullshit and thinking I should add it (if not for any reason than the level beer holder). Thoughts?
I say add engine cover they are cool and hide all the spaghetti hoses wires under there. That way when you pop hood looks a lot better.
 
 




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