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With the 4th gens having a black plastic inlet manifold, mostly hidden by the engine cover, has anyone bothered painting it?


Since I broke my engine and now have it rebuilt with an STi8 short engine I quite fancy doing mine to have it showing through a hint of STi style wrinkle red through the gaps and louvres...




Anyone done it? I know it's a lot of work to get a small bit of detail but I think it would set off the engine bay really nicely.


Any hints, tips or possible pitfalls etc?


Cheers guys :cool:

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IMO way more trouble then what's it's worth.


Is this a show car, may be you could put some yellow and blue vacuum hoses on it too.


Sorry, it's just a car, worry about things that make it perform better.

305,600miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. (SOLD).  CHECK your oil, these cars use it.


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