Hood scoop

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  1. raress9596

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    What is everyone doing to prevent water from entering the engine bay through the hood scoop? Everytime I wash the 392 and open the hood to wipe around, water pours all over the engine. Seems the water gets behind the hood insulation too. Anyone have a good idea or the means for having a rubber plug made to block off the scoop?
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I am very careful with the wash since I have the black hood option. I always open the hood and detail the engine when I wash it. I try and wash the car cold ( not with a hot engine).
    No pressure wash, just the hose pressure and I watch my aim.
     
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    I do the same. I open the hood and wipe everything. Just when I open it water comes pouring out of it. I try not to spray water close to the scoop but it always seems to happen anyway. Would be a breeze if it could be plugged. next time I'm going to stuff a towel in it.
     
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    Buy piece of memory foam, and stuff it in there,, then ring it dry when your done
     
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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Sounds like a manufacturing opportunity. "Cat Hood Car Wash Plugs" what do you think? Perhaps could sell 5,000 of these or more???
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    if your annoyed of water getting on it due to damage, don't worry about it. Think about when these cars get driven through the rain. If your annoyed by water-spots, just dry it up quickly after its wet and you won't have an issue
     
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    HellScoot Silver Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Fair enough. Obviously there are a lot of Hellcat people out there some don't care and this is their daily driver and surely will drive it in the rain so totally makes sense. Some of us (me included) are a little OCD with our toys and not daily drivers so I can see where from a cleaning standpoint where this can get annoying.
     
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    Mine is my daily driver (1 week old today) and it just got sprinkled on this morning in Norcal while I was playing basketball... Looks awful now...

    Good thing tomorrow is Saturday.
     
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    Will they give us 35HP
     
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    Nothing. It doesn't hurt anything, and I'm not prepping the car for a show, so its no bother for me.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    stuff a chamois in it

    yes purnrg I said "STUFF" :eek:
     
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    I use a leaf blower. Blow the entire car off then door jambs followed by trunk area and finally underside of hood and the complete engine bay. No water spots ever. Mike
     
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    The leaf blower is the "Greatest Tool Ever Known by Man"! I use mine for EVERYTHING!
     
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    My biggest gripe is how much water the trunk retains. The engine gets wiped with every wash anyway.
     
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    Problem with a leaf blower is that most are gas powered, what if your on the road and need a wash??? you don't want the smelly thing in your trunk
     

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