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Old 09-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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any body know what this part is called?

there is a soft foam rubber pad attached to the firewall above/behind the engine does anyone know what this part is called?
All the ones I've seen seem to be dried out and cracked fwiw.

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Old 09-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
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It's a German word, and as you know the German language constructs compound nouns. I forget how it's pronounced in German but in English it translates as; "That horrible stuff that collects and retains water and salt that rots the firewall, even when it's soaked in disgusting oil and weighs about 400 pounds after 2+ decades and is as flammable as the dickens."
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
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^^ agreed.

Gasket for the cover over your blower motor. Early models are a tad different I believe too. If you have the cover off, replace the gasket it's like a couple bucks OEM-- scrape off all that old nastiness


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Old 09-06-2013, 11:24 PM   #4
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I want to remove mine, a little worried some stuff on and behind the firewall could melt. I have no a/c and black leather so it's already an oven.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:51 PM   #5
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Ohh so that's what it is cool... and now IK where to access the blower motor from better and better I thought it was up behind the glove box like on just about every other car in creation...

btw cormier are you going to protect all that nice bare metal with a good coat of POR15?
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:53 AM   #6
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For the blower motor you have to go from the engine bay. 4 bolts cover, if you're lucky. My car had only 2 left. I suggest you keep it tight, otherwise fumes and noise start getting inside the driving compartment and women do not like it, they will stop enjoying the ride with, I suggest you keep it.
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