Cowling under front bumper

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Zaf, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Zaf

    Zaf Guest

    It probably helops cooling a little. I threw my 93 SW2 cowling away 5
    year ago when it came off, so it can't help much!
    Zaf, Feb 27, 2004
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    Bryan Guest

    I found that my cowling did a LOT for engine cooling at highway speeds on my
    old '94 SL2. It was taken off when we had the car modified for towing but
    we added it back on after watching the temp needle stay way too high on
    interstate driving.
    Bryan, Feb 27, 2004
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    BANDIT2941 Guest

    It definitly serves a purpose and I would highly recommend getting it fixed as
    opposed to throwing it away.
    BANDIT2941, Feb 27, 2004
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    marx404 Guest

    Yes, that is actually an air dam and it directs better airflow to your
    radiator, so it does actually serve a purpose. A few ppl have removed it for
    esthetics but the majority of ppl have found that it is a functional

    When I git my 94 SL2, it was missing. I live in So. FL. where it has been
    very hot the last few yrs and missing that lower dam made a big difference
    on highway temperatures, especially in stop and go traffic.

    Having Saturn replace the piece was expensive but necesssary. I soon noticed
    how amny front-ends are scraped and broken off by drivers who park right up
    the cement stop, thus breaking and tearing off this piece when they back
    out. Since then, I always eyeball a min of 1/2 to 1ft. of space between that
    cement and my front end when parking at the store or wherever. Saturns are
    small enough that you should have plenty of room that you dont have to park
    Hellen Keller style, and you will save some money in the end.

    marx404, Feb 28, 2004
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    Steve Barker Guest

    Same experience here on the '94 sl1 . Drilled a few holes in it and zip
    tied it on better than new.
    Steve Barker, Feb 28, 2004
  6. I keep meaning to put mine back on... (famous last words)
    Jonnie Santos, Feb 28, 2004
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    Sal Malva Guest

    Thanks to all for your replies to my post COWLING UNDER BUMPER. You're the
    Sal Malva, Feb 28, 2004
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