I pull into a parking space between two 2009 Camrys (Camries?) Just for fun, I get out and look at them really closely. Whoa! What's this? There's a gasket sealing the ~3/8 inch gap between the leading edge of the hoods and the bodywork. Its outer surface is effectively flush with the body work and the hood... a smooth transition between the two. Interesting. I check the hood-upper grill gap on Amapola. It's about 5/16 inch, no gasket. Open hood; no gasket anywhere in sight. Check other Toyotas near by: * Gen III has a ~1/8 inch gap and a gasket, again with a nearly flush fit. * Recent Corolla has ~1/4 inch gap and a gasket, and a nearly flush fit. Why should Gen II drivers care? To help retain heat in the engine bay in the cold months I have both upper and lower grill blocks. Additionally, I'm seeing some FE/MPG improvement from using hadiant heat barrier/reflector. More on this here: http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-prius-modifications/70513-ice-radiant-heat-reflector-gen-ii.html I see the gaping 5/16 inch gap between the blocked upper grill and the hood as a way for unwanted cold air to be jammed into the engine bay, where I don't want it. What to do? I could buy some of the Camry gasketing. It is a very soft, hollow "P" shape.Not all that expensive, ~ $22 -- I've found nothing in this shape at the local Auto Zone, Pep Boys, etc.: Wholesale Toyota Parts Or, I could block it with a slice of the water pipe insulation material I already use. Cost, ~ $0.00 In addition to blocking the air, I want a smooth transition, like the other cars. I'm thinking I am more likely to get it with the Camry gasket than with the pipe insulation. Constructive comments, observations, etc, are welcome.