Anyone who loves their car not only cleans the interior and exterior and regularly drives to the next upcoming inspection. The “love” of a normal person would look exactly like this, but for a real tuner the car is not just a means of transportation and extended living space, but much more. A look under the bonnet is a must for every tuning show. So-called engine caps help to shine in this situation.
Which cars are suitable?
There are actually no restrictions when it comes to choosing a vehicle. The purpose and use are purely aesthetic, there is no technical intervention, the caps have no function, except to cover the respective liquid or the respective opening with an improved design. But what is the difference compared to the series component? Engine caps purchased separately replace the factory lids, if they exist at all. For example, it becomes the black, meaningless one Plastic lidthat you remove to refill oil, replace with one in chrome, matte, red or other colors to match the rest of the engine compartment or to add accents.
Which engine caps are popular?
There are basically no statistics on which set is popular and which is not. Some tuners prefer the simple matt in the engine compartment, while others rely on blue, red, gold, chrome, carbon or a striking rusty look. However, bright caps are usually popular, especially on motorcycles, because there the accents come into their own without opening the bonnet. For choppers, the caps are part of the standard tuning and for everyone who wants to treat their car to something special under the hood.
Why do you do this and what variants are there?
Simply because it looks good. The engine covers are available in a set as an oil cap (oil cap), Wiper Fluid Cap (washer fluid cap), Coolant Overflow Cap (Cooling water cover), Brake Fluid Cap (brake fluid cap), Power Steering Fluid Cap (servo fluid cap), Clutch Fluid Cap (clutch fluid cap) and caps are also available for covering the dome bearings. Many of the covers mentioned are made of metal as tuning parts, which greatly enhances the engine compartment. In addition to single-color models, there are those with special patterns and own creations that are wrapped or one Airbrush receive. Some tuners even bother and Gild the caps. There are basically no limits to the design of the engine caps.
Are there any legal concerns about the caps?
Yes and no. As long as it is ensured that every liquid remains where it is and the function of the component of the vehicle is still ensured, the tuning caps will be the least of the problems. However, if the safety of the vehicle is impaired because, for example, brake fluid does not remain in the brake fluid circuit, but instead escapes, there are of course problems. It goes without saying that all caps with signs and symbols that fall under Section 86a of the Criminal Code or corresponding appendices or belong to forbidden groups, e.g. swastikas, are prohibited.
What else is there to consider?
All factory-made covers of liquid containers or systems under pressure protect the vehicle's circuit from contamination or loss of the respective liquid and thus ensure correct operation. It is advisable to be careful in this sensitive area and, if necessary, to use the standard version at least for the brake fluid cap. But even with the cover for the cooling water tank or the oil, major engine damage or gross contamination in the engine compartment can quickly be achieved if, for example, oil leaks and gets onto the manifold. The oil could even ignite and damage and contaminate parts of the engine or, in the worst case, lead to a vehicle fire. It is therefore important, before you want to install various engine caps, to find out which material requirements are required and which seals must be available. A test run with the engine hood open after installation is also recommended.
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