01-27-2006, 10:07 AM
I bought my Focus SVT used and I noticed the hood has no sort of firewall insulation on the underside.
Do the SVT stock hoods come with no firewall installation on the engine compartment side of the hood?
01-27-2006, 10:12 AM
their should be a heat shield on the underside of your hood.i checked my svt and i have one.i have heard that their is a chance of your paint flaking off due to extreme heat.i would def. call ford about getting one.=)
01-27-2006, 10:15 AM
ive got 2002 zx3, and theres no hear sheild inderneath, just the reinforcement to keep it rigid.
01-27-2006, 10:42 AM
Every 04 SVT that I have seen has that under the hood. If ford wants alot of $$ for the part, it may just be cheaper to wrap your header.
Moved to “SVT Owners Lounge”...
Definitely a liner on my 04 hood.
In fact, I would think all years should have that liner.
01-27-2006, 01:56 PM
Anybody notice that theirs is "burning" off? Mine looks like its been torn to shreds.
Looks as good as new. (well, OK, it's a little dirty)
Over 30,000 miles now. [dunno]
^^^ I love that "dunno" dude! [:D]
01-27-2006, 02:34 PM
I have a squral putting nuts under mine at night and every time I open the hood they fall out lol
01-27-2006, 05:36 PM
Mine looks a little messed up, small tears here and there. Maybe it was all the salt on the road this winter, becuase it looked fine after last winter.
01-27-2006, 05:51 PM
mine hangs a bit in the front from the moisture. the same stuff is on the firewall. slowly both are starting to look a bit horrid from the weather. but here is def. a liner there![thumb]
01-29-2006, 03:31 PM
The liner under my hood and firewall has some really bad discoloring to it. I've thought about ripping out the firewall one as I know the '03-04s don't have it. I may just replace the hood liner with a new one.
I need to do some SERIOUS engine clean up on the Focus.[:(]
01-29-2006, 03:40 PM
I have a '04 and live in Texas where it gets real hot. I have not had any issues not having the hood liner. I have noticed the paint is thicker and courser on the underside of the hood and has a dull grey finish. I think maybe that is suppose to be a protective layer.
01-29-2006, 06:28 PM
mines fallin apart.. it keeps gettin my engine dirty... booo!
01-29-2006, 06:39 PM
my carobon fiber hood has nothing on the underside. I still have my stock hood from my zx3, and it has no underside either. I live in texas where it gets hella hot as well, but ive never had a problem with paint chipping or warping or anything with the hood.