Spoon’s new valve cover for boosted S2000’s…

Anything look a bit out of place to you? Kinda like the guy at the public pool with the boner? Well if you’re generally unfamiliar with S2000s and the way their engine bays look, you probably won’t notice the pic above with elongated valve cover…

User “Alexs2200” over at S2ki was the first to spot this unusual valve cover when he was browsing the Spoon blog and noticed that something was different…

Sup Ya’ll,

Just wanted to share and answer the questions about Spoon’s new valve cover. Originally I posted wondering about why Spoon’s race car motor looked so weird. http://www.s2ki.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=635311&st=0

After visiting Spoon Japan, I was told what the deal is with this elongated valve cover. This new valve cover is a high volume cover. Mainly for the use of Turbo or Supercharged motors which run high crank pressure. This larger capacity cover helps the motor expel crank pressure at a higher rate over stock. Spoon told me it’s target release date is for some time in April this year.

I must say, it’s kinda cool to see that the people at Spoon are making and releasing parts for the boosted S2k crowd. I don’t think that the valve cover will work for guys that are supercharged though, but I’m not 100% sure. Not every kit is made the same and maybe some kits have the correct positioning where the valve cover would be useful for them…

I wouldn’t be surprised if this thing costs an arm and a leg but you gotta expect it. The “Spoon” name alone allows them to mark it up. Alot of guys will find it useful but be deterred by the price. Some guys who absolutely have no use for it but loads of money will get it just to have it. You know how it goes…I mean, I guess it wouldn’t hurt the NA guys to have it either. Never hurts to have more engine oil volume to keep everything lubricated. Or you can look at it as extra space to put stickers or some bootleg Spoon emblem…haha…

Here’s some side-by-side pics for comparison courtesy of AlexS2200…

Take a look at the valve covers side-to-side and the valve cover that’s actually mounted on the engine that they’re building. There’s a slight difference. Towards the end of the longer valve cover there’s two extra ports. On the stock cover, there’s a outlet next to the dipstick for crankcase ventilation that runs back to the intake manifold. On the new cover, that has been replaced by two separated ports. I wonder if that’s there so that people have the option to run a catch can. Kinda weird how the one on the actual Spoon engine doesn’t have it. Maybe they’re running it directly from the PCV side. Also, for the guys that aren’t running an oil catch can/system, it would look a little odd to just have a tube running upright out of the cover. Might look like a bit of an eyesore. Unless you can run a 90 degree elbow out of it or something. That and you got another port to block off. The double ported one could be a custom application but then what happens to ventilation on that end…Interesting…Guess you gotta have it to figure it out.

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