Metal or Plastic Bonnet

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Metal or Plastic Bonnet

Post by kiwi » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:02 pm

Bonnet Question

The Bonnet of the TXD is starting to lose its lacquer and flaking making it look horrid. So while I await it being painted I am considering putting the non metal on.

What differance if any to noise insulation? Then again good idea or not?
1991 BX19 TZS 04/01/91 (Deceased)
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1992 BX19 TXD (Ex UK - K 744 SDF) 15/06/92
1990 BX19 TZS Auto 06/11/1989
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Re: Metal or Plastic Bonnet

Post by Tinkley » Tue Dec 23, 2014 6:14 pm

Only thing I noticed between the two was the radiator trim, air flow was different. That's on near identical 1.6s one with plastic and one metal bonnet!.

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Re: Metal or Plastic Bonnet

Post by Mothman » Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:43 pm

Ive never noticed a difference with either bonnet.

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Re: Metal or Plastic Bonnet

Post by kiwi » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:37 pm

OK make it simpler

Heat or Noise and please remember its a 1.9 non turbo diesel lump its covering.
1991 BX19 TZS 04/01/91 (Deceased)
1990 BX19 TRS 27/10/89 (Reborn)
1992 BX19 TXD (Ex UK - K 744 SDF) 15/06/92
1990 BX19 TZS Auto 06/11/1989
1992 BX TZD Turbo Estate (Ex UK) 1/07/91

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Re: Metal or Plastic Bonnet

Post by Mothman » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:05 pm

My TZD is metal, a mates is plastic. Dont know of any difference in how they sound. Both wil fit ok, not worth worrying about.

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Re: Metal or Plastic Bonnet

Post by Tim Leech » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:26 pm

What Andy says, the plastic one is a lot lighter too.
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