So ive been catching up on all my maintenance before I leave friday for a 2k mile road trip in the beast.. (from denver to a week in oregon and back)
After putting in fresh oil I thought to my self, since I took the under engine cover off I am wondering if I should just leave it sitting in my garage for the trip.. Its not leaving paved roads and I have to cross Utah in the heat of the summer so I am thinking it might help heatsoak if I leave it behind. I dont see putting it on helping disperse heat... does it function any way other than just keeping the engine closed off and clean?
So what do you think?
Leave the under-engine cover behind; clean off the grime and put it back on when I get back from my trip?
or put it back on wtf am I thinking?