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Thread: Carbon-Effects: BMW E46 Carbon Fiber Valve Cover and Fuel Rail Cover

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    Carbon-Effects: BMW E46 Carbon Fiber Valve Cover and Fuel Rail Cover

    Last month, I decided to take the plunge on some CF valve and rail covers from Carbon Effects.

    They were delivered today. The fuel rail cover might be going back. Bill had an issue with the finish on the original one he was working on for me, so he offered up one he already had on hand so I wouldn't have top wait. Only issue was the CF weave is opposite of the Valve cover. The finish also looks a little different. You can see it in the second picture below. He offered to redo a new fuel rail cover if I wasn't satisfied, which of course is appreciated by this customer!

    Other issue with the fuel rail cover is that the recesses for the mounting bolt are so thick that the stock rear bolt threads won't bite. So for now, I only have it secured with the front bolt.

    Also have some linear scratches in the finish of the valve cover. I'll be shooting Bill an email to see if there's an easy fix.

    I'll keep everyone in the loop.

    In the meantime, here's some pics!



    Notice the difference in the appearance of the cf between the two






    And you can see the linear scratches below the green arrows below
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    It looks good. The only thing that would bother me is the color of the fuel rail seems to match the bmw performance stuff more than the valve cover does imo. Hope it all works out smooth for ya keith.

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    OK. I see the potential here. Even though there are some issues that need to be worked out, damn, that stuff looks good. The fuel rail matches the BMW Performance stuff very well. If Bill can make all of it look like the BMW Performance stuff, I am onboard with this. I may have to place an order.

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    By the way, I am moving this to the product review forum.

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    Lookin good Keith......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnmadd View Post
    It looks good. The only thing that would bother me is the color of the fuel rail seems to match the bmw performance stuff more than the valve cover does imo. Hope it all works out smooth for ya keith.
    Thanks John. As long as the valve cover and fuel rail match, I'll be good.

    It's tough to tell from the pics, but in person the valve cover actually matches up better to the BMW perf stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus-SanDiego View Post
    OK. I see the potential here. Even though there are some issues that need to be worked out, damn, that stuff looks good. The fuel rail matches the BMW Performance stuff very well. If Bill can make all of it look like the BMW Performance stuff, I am onboard with this. I may have to place an order.
    Absolutely. When it's all squared away, it'll look awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    Lookin good Keith......

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    That's tight! The weave matches the direction of the Strut Bar so smoothly!
    Something you may have noticed when driving with out the Fuel Rail Cover (which is actually listed as a Muffler) is that your engine is a lot louder!

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    Ha! That's good info, Horney. I got sick of the insulating material coming from where I cut it for the strut brace, so I removed it from the underside of the hood today. Guessing I'm getting more engine noise from that even though the fuel rail is back on.
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