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Old 12-30-2003, 04:21   #1 (permalink)
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unpainted engine bay

g day guys i have trid a search and couldnt find what i was looking for

note im not having a go at all and just have a mate who needs to know the answer to this question.

i have heard that the early BAs didnt have the engine bays painted

i was just wondering what colour it was?

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Old 12-30-2003, 04:27   #2 (permalink)
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Re: unpainted engine bay

I thought it was the interior of the bootlid and not the engine bay.
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:36   #3 (permalink)
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Re: unpainted engine bay

I know that all BA's didn't have the engine bays painted by that i mean they weren't painted gloss in the engine bays,the Blueprint for example had a matt black engine bay paint which looks pretty ordinary in the XR and GT's,however i was fortunate to have mine done in the gloss thanks to some contact in the Ford circle.But from what iv'e heard all XR's and GT's will have their engine bays painted with gloss from now on.
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:57   #4 (permalink)
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Re: unpainted engine bay

Yep heard the same thing John. Bugger all XR's were treated to painted engine bays, but after more than a few disgruntled owners complained, there was a resolution of sorts to do it for the XR range (as far as I know!)

Any recent XR purchasers care to comment?
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:08   #5 (permalink)
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My XR8 I picked up 3 weeks ago has a painted engine bay. Has been that way for XR's and FPV's for about 2 months now.
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:18   #6 (permalink)
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All engine bays get painted the same as the outside.

Gone are the days when paint costs got trimmed from this area... there is no reason to leave an engine bay unpainted/coated in any way.

Get your friend very strong glasses... how 'bout magnifying glasses.
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:23   #7 (permalink)
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Re: unpainted engine bay

My new GTP has a painted engine bay
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Old 12-30-2003, 05:44   #8 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=jonk]All engine bays get painted the same as the outside.

Gone are the days when paint costs got trimmed from this area... there is no reason to leave an engine bay unpainted/coated in any way.


Thats not true. My first XR8 in Blueprint had a black painted engine bay and nearly all XR's and FPV's were the same up until about 2-3 months ago as a running change. Other models in the range still get black painted engine bays. Believe me, Ford still cut costs in these areas, I know cause I work there. Even the fuel filler flap on my first XR8 was painted black. If Ford can save one cent of the cost of a new car they will do it.
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Re: unpainted engine bay

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All engine bays get painted the same as the outside.

Gone are the days when paint costs got trimmed from this area... there is no reason to leave an engine bay unpainted/coated in any way.


Thats not true. My first Blueprint had a black painted engine bay and nearly all XR's and FPV's were the same up until about 2-3 months ago as a running change. Other models in the range still get black painted engine bays. Believe me, Ford still cut costs in these areas, I know cause I work there. Even the fuel filler flap on my first XR8 was painted black. If Ford can save one cent of the cost of a new car they will do it.
Then me being absolutely smart arsed would say how would Ford defend a court case with them depending on their cars being a having/similar treatment to all its other cars it makes and still claim it's warranty is completely applicable.

You see Bossxr8, it's ok for Ford to do this but until this is tested in an open court of law and they prove that their different paint treatment is actually similar to the real thing they 'might' get away with it! See what I mean?

Cars that are special tend to get put off onto other lines that miss the normal treatment so to speak, but to us, it's portrayed as normal happenings. Hot turbo's, special v8's blah blah blah, but when the company' is in trouble it takes the big short cuts and it shows!

I'm having a go at Ford but with good reason... the black paint is realistically not meant to be there because modern cars get it everywhere(paint), and how long is Ford's paint warranty for anyway.

Badger the bastards at Ford, let them know their cars stink without the full treatment. Black paint only resides in my car if I ordered black or the panel beaters said it was cheaper to fix after the accident.
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Re: unpainted engine bay

The engine bay is still painted jonk, its just painted black instead of the the gloss color of the rest of the car. Black paint works just as well as any other paint.

Makes no difference to the warrantly/operation/longevity of the car at all. The only thing it affects is the look of the engine bay.

So can you tell me where the court case to answer is?
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