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Old 07-25-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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can the plastic-ish upper intake manifolds for series II N/A engines be painted? and what kinda of paint? engine enamel?

i tried searching, and found one thread that nobody answered. any help?
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Engine enamel would work just fine.

I'm not sure how much the paint will effect the ability of the UIM to dissipate heat though. It may not be a good thing to do if you're concerned with performance.

Painting the UIM is not as damaging to performance as painting a supercharger would be though.
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To properly paint it..I'd say you need to remove it.
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Agreed. I assumed he would be removing it.

Inspect the UIM when you remove it. If it has signs of the L36 UIM failure, get a new one and paint it. Make sure you do a lot of masking so no paint gets on the inside.
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yeah, it'* not even on the car now. i want to paint it before i put it on. so engine enamel then?
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