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Old 07-24-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hey Folks I know this was covered elsewhere but I could use a clarification. I just purchased an engine cover and although it should be a five minute install, it's turned into a bit more. PartsCheap included (2) white taller pins and (1) shorter black pin. The only combination that seems to work at all is a white one at the rear of the engine, a white one to the left, with the short black one in front of it. The center is attached with a nut.

The cover still looks lopsided. Where am I going wrong ?

YES, I am normally very mechanically inclined but it's very HOT outside :)


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Old 07-24-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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If the cover seated down onto all the pins without bending the cover, you got the pins right. I tried all sorts of combinations because mine looked lopsided too....But it only fits one way. With mine seated perfectly, it looks like my engine is tilted a few degrees to the left. Not sure why.
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If the cover seated down onto all the pins without bending the cover, you got the pins right. I tried all sorts of combinations because mine looked lopsided too....But it only fits one way. With mine seated perfectly, it looks like my engine is tilted a few degrees to the left. Not sure why.
Thanks so much for the reply and YES that is exactly the way mine looks !
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Thanks so much for the reply and YES that is exactly the way mine looks !
Thanks guys, just wanted to make sure myself. I just hand tightened the nut, didn't want to over tighten - a small nib of thread is visible above top of nut.
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My dealer tried to tell me I didn't get an engine cover until I showed him the ford etis website list of options. He then had to oreder me in the cover and the pins..... I received two black short ones and two white tall ones..... I too had to mess around with different combonations to get it right. But alas mine too is a little lopsided.
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My dealer tried to tell me I didn't get an engine cover until I showed him the ford etis website list of options. He then had to oreder me in the cover and the pins..... I received two black short ones and two white tall ones..... I too had to mess around with different combonations to get it right. But alas mine too is a little lopsided.
Technically since ETIS is a European technical information site none of the dealers in North America have to listen to this, although technically it is still pulling from the global service database and records for how the car was supposed to have been built.
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I just went out and snapped a pic--lucky for you, I pulled my cover this afternoon to polish it out. White ones go closest to the firewall, black goes closest to the radiator. Sounds like they sent you an extra black one.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:33 AM   #8
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I just went out and snapped a pic--lucky for you, I pulled my cover this afternoon to polish it out. White ones go closest to the firewall, black goes closest to the radiator. Sounds like they sent you an extra black one.
Thanks for the photo. That is exactly the combination that I came up with, and the ONLY one where the cover snapped down in all three places.

It still appears that it is tilting very slightly to the left.

BTW, I love how you painted yours up > VERY creative !!
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In Post #6 it appears that the posts aren't properly installed and there is a post missing. Here's my set up, three white posts and one black post. Look to the right of the dip stick, that's where the black post should be installed, between the two coil wires. You also may have to adjust the posts (not screwed down all the way) so the cover sits level. The engine cover on mine sits level and firmly in place.

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In Post #6 it appears that the posts aren't properly installed and there is a post missing. Here's my set up, three white posts and one black post. Look to the right of the dip stick, that's where the black post should be installed, between the two coil wires. You also may have to adjust the posts (not screwed down all the way) so the cover sits level. The engine cover on mine sits level and firmly in place.

The kit is only shipping with three posts now. Where you have your black post those of us with three posts have a nut. It makes no sense IMO to have the black post there sticking up through that hole in the engine cover.

I'll have to look at how I did mine - it took me a couple of minutes to figure out the ideal placement, but the cover didn't end up lopsided or anything. I'll try to look at it this afternoon and report back, and maybe snap a pick. If memory serves correctly, the two white posts are slightly longer and I put them closest to the firewall.
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