While reconning for a saturday morning oil change, I removed the plastic engine panel to locate the oil filter. Duh! I finally found it - up top.
Anyway, I read that this panel is used to keep engine noise down. But after two days of driving without it (it was being degreased) I really didn't notice any noise difference. Which brings me to my question...
Can I leave the panel off permanately to allow air flow for the engine? Although my car does not run hot, I just like the fact that I this may offer better air circulation to help dissipate engine heat.
Thanks for replies.