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Old 01-17-2019, 08:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Vman455 View Post
I'm really surprised the Mirage doesn't have a gap filler there from the factory; most cars do these days.
Sealing the hood gap was a thing in the 80s-90s, in my experience new cars generally don't have these seals anymore. Some have suggested it's to allow airflow to cool the various underhood components. Could also be that the airflow is aerodynamically stalled at speed and therefore seals are simply not required.
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