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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:28 pm 
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I have no idea if ive put this in the right section. But it has occured to me that my EF does not have underbonnet sound proofing!

Is this a 'common' thing or should thier be sound sound proofing under the bonnet? :? I mean surely the base models had the sound sheild.. Why would they leave it off for the XR's?

Can someone help me with this please..I was thinking about puting my own insulation thier but i dont know if i should or not :roll:

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 4:59 pm 
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why would you want it? i know i've taken most of the underbonnet SD out of my XF

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:09 pm 
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Naa i dont want to put it on really, but i was just curious as to why it doesnt have it in the first place... I dunno it seemed kinda wierd to me i guess :roll:

Did they come out the factory like that or something to reduce the cars weight? :?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:36 pm 
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id say most likely the previous owener removed it for some reason? or is it not being there due to the bonnet vents on xr models?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:14 pm 
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why would you want it? i know i've taken most of the underbonnet SD out of my XF


Why do you take it out?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:27 pm 
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i got sick of the extra weight causing the bonnet to clobber me every time i went to do anything under the bonnet......

it was also looking a lil ratty, but the weight was the main reason

as for the firewall pads on XF's, i've removed the upper pad, but CBF taking the engine out to get the lower pad out

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:47 pm 
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Yeah most likely it wasnt thier because of the XR vents... buuut thier is still spaces that can be used to place it thier. Should i get some of that Sound Shield matting, it weighs f**k all, and it would keep the engine noise down a bit.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:59 pm 
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If ur planning on racing it, take it out, but if not, why not put it in and kill some of that engine noise?

As wonderful as the noise may be, it can become a pain in the a***.
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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 7:09 pm 
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Yeah i dont mind the sound of the engine, but yeah i do agree it can get a bit annoying sometimes! :roll:

 

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Yeah most likely it wasnt thier because of the XR vents... buuut thier is still spaces that can be used to place it thier. Should i get some of that Sound Shield matting, it weighs f**k all, and it would keep the engine noise down a bit.


Only picture I could find of an EF/EL XR with bonnet up and it doesn't have the sound deadening either, maybe XR's wern't fitted with it, but really it wouldn't be that hard for some idiot at Ford to put a hole in the foam for the vents!

 

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:15 pm 
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mine was missing too so i just sprayed the under the bonnet with sound dedener, now less engine bay noise you can hear the exhaust sound more and the top of the bonnet is cooler to touch after a long drive.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:22 pm 
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, now less engine bay noise you can hear the exhaust sound more and the top of the bonnet is cooler to touch after a long drive.


Yes thats exactly why i want to put the sound shield on my bonnet :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 8:25 pm 
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Here we go- no sound shield, hope the link works :)
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/gallery.php?pageid=3&image=y&picref=39&m=0

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:02 pm 
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AFAIK no ef/el xr's came with the bonnet sound sheilding, ive seen about 20 (when lookink to buy one lol) and they didnt have it
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Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 3:55 am 
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Is it really a sound shield or a heat shield under the bonnet ? I understood it was the later. And as for the weight, it's bugger all.

Surprises me the number of drivers pulling things off their cars to drop weight - some of these drivers are overweight and for those, it is much more effective to eat healthy and excersise a little as the car has less to pull around. :wink:

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