2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

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2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby twong26 » Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:25 am

Did your 2021 Nissan Rogue come with an engine cover? Mine did not. Should I buy one? I have been reading about engine covers. Some people think it just gets in the way. Others say it helps with engine noise and keeping dust, dirt, and water out of the engine. What is your take on it?


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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby casperfun » Wed Jun 30, 2021 12:32 pm

If you're into looks, making the engine bay look pretty, then get one. If not, I wouldn't splurge on one, just another piece of crap to take off while working on the engine. :slap:

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby meder24 » Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:41 am

Our 2021 did not come with an engine cover. Admittedly, it does look weird not seeing one but I agree with @casperfun that it is just another piece to get in the way.
As for keeping the engine clean, I would think that the majority of dirt and water intrusion actually comes from the bottom side of the engine bay, as opposed to the top side. Therefore, no engine cover will stop that.

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby VStar650CL » Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:33 am

The earlier Rogues didn't have covers, and I don't think the '21's broke the mold.

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby twong26 » Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:57 pm

Thanks for everyone's response! I did see engine covers on some videos online. I'm not one to work on my car, so the cover wouldn't be in my way (it'll probably be in the way of the mechanic though). You guys are right though that the dirt would most likely come from underneath the car. Thanks again!

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby casperfun » Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:57 am

Everybody forgot to mention the cover adds 5 horsepower to your Rogue.🤣 Whoa jumplaugh. :rotfl

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby VStar650CL » Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:10 pm

casperfun wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:57 am
Everybody forgot to mention the cover adds 5 horsepower to your Rogue.
Yep, and switching to lightweight headlight fluid will knock another 0.1 off your 0~60. :gapteeth:

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby D1dad » Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:35 am

My 18 sv did. My 21 Altima did not. I replace spark plugs every 50k and would rather not have one honestly.

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby datechboss101 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:46 am

The so-called "engine cover" is literally a massive airflow box. Not sure why Nissan designed it like this, but again, Nissan is either a hit or miss in all departments.

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Re: 2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Cover

Postby datechboss101 » Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:48 am

casperfun wrote:
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:57 am
Everybody forgot to mention the cover adds 5 horsepower to your Rogue. :rotfl
Nah, you are low balling it :rotfl

That cover adds 120 HP for 20 HP per letter of Nissan spelled out.


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