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Old 05-27-2015, 07:32 PM   #1
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During the Summer, are there any pros or cons to removing the 5.0 engine shroud?

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ID:	183523ave a 2015 GT 5.0 PP MT 6. Our Summers here are in the 90+ range. I realize the PP option gives a larger radiator but would removing the engine shroud during the Summer help to keep the engine cooler and help keep down the under hood temps?

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If you want to do it, but I'd guess the difference would be very minimal. Hopefully Fords engineers and designers put enough thought into it to optimize heat dissipation. Also, the shrouds could concentrate air flow for heat extraction and removing could possibly have the opposite effect.

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If you try it, hook up an OBD II tool while your driving that gives you the exact temp, then try it with and without in similar conditions. Then you will have the real answer. I doubt anyone in here will know for sure. My guess is that it won't make a difference but who knows.

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this is one of those air flow/insulation answers that like Ox said you'll need to test. My guess is there will not be enough of a difference to matter except it won't look as cool

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Do whatever you want ---BUT---

The shroud funnels the air coming in through the radiator. There is an electric fan that will come on when needed. I live in Florida and do not have a temperature problem at all.
I'm guessing you are just asking for trouble removing the shroud.

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I took mine off a week after I got my car no problems. I just want it to look new/good for when I trade for my '16 GT500
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I don't think there is any need to change anything under the hood for a DD I live in Houston where it is hot all the time and never have had an issue with the temperature under the hood. Also that shroud under the hood is a fire blanket if your engine was to ever catch on fire for some reason, like if you were in a wreck or something.

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