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Old 03-25-2004, 04:05   #1 (permalink)
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Question Engine shield?

What is the purpose of the black shield that covers the engine on my EL V8?
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Re: Engine shield?

Somewhere to rest your rum and coke.
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:26   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Engine shield?

To make the engine look pretty :)
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Old 03-25-2004, 05:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Engine shield?

to cover up the ugly sparkplug leads going everywhere :) fuel injected v8s arnt symetrical so they put a cover over it to make it look better.
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Re: Engine shield?

Rum & coke?
Make the engine look pretty?



First off, why are you drinking rum & coke when you could be getting shitfaced on beer?
Second, I thought all Ford engines looked pretty in the first place!

Anyways I just thought there was some valid reason that an engine shield is fitted like barry v offered - to make it look neat and tidy but was wondering if there was some other practical reason as well.
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Re: Engine shield?

Afaik both of those answers are right.It also keeps heat in.
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perhaps it acts as a heat shield to stop the bonnet paint blistering off?
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Re: Engine shield?

id say a heat shield at least. the is no doubt a purpose for it other than cosmetic.
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perhaps it acts as a heat shield to stop the bonnet paint blistering off?
I have mine off & that hasn't happened to the paint.It also saves a bit of weight.Not much but every bit helps.
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Old 03-26-2004, 09:18   #10 (permalink)
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It's to prevent you from changing a hose in an emergency!
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