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This is a discussion on Hood seal within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; i have a 2010 wrx,does anyone know the purpose of the foam rubber seal on the hood. i'm going to ...

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    Hood seal

    i have a 2010 wrx,does anyone know the purpose of the foam rubber seal on the hood. i'm going to install the paint protective film and they can do a better job if it's removed. thanks

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    I'd guess it's there to block water and direct airflow through the radiator. I'd leave it.
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    It's for stopping the air from going into the engine bay from the windshield area when moving, (the rear one) that is a high pressure area... You want the air going in from the front, (through the radiator and the hood scoop) That said, I have removed, the rubber seal (the rear one) for letting out the air when parked and driving slow... But I also have front air-vent in the hood to let out/draw out the hot under hood air so that way it works, and works well... As for the front one that too is a high pressure area and you want the air to go through the ran and into the air intake (funnel) for colder intake air...
    Last edited by wrxdrvr; 04-16-2010 at 06:54 PM.
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