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the V8 lettering on my engine is red... means anything special ?

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:31 PM
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Hi,

the V8 lettering on my 4.2 1997 is red... does that mean anything special ? I've seen it mostly on facelift S8's ? maybe early v8's were all with red lettering... just wondering
 
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:21 AM
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It means that you have a '97 and someone might want to buy that cover from you
Some (or all?) 97's came with that. Facelift S8 just had a red border around the "V8 4.2" on the front end of the engine cover...Facelift A8 has silver border.
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:02 AM
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So I have a normal 305hp V8 ? :P
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MartinCieslak1 View Post
So I have a normal 305hp V8 ? :P
Audi sez 300...sorry
 
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Old 01-22-2011, 04:07 PM
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The lads across the road paint their brake calipers red, which I presume increases braking power.

Surely, therefore, the red V8 lettering on the engine must be worth at least an extra 5 BHP.
 
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Originally Posted by Engineered View Post
The lads across the road paint their brake calipers red, which I presume increases braking power.

Surely, therefore, the red V8 lettering on the engine must be worth at least an extra 5 BHP.
That's very fair.....Done!

After all, just a K&N air filter (I use them religiously) is "said" to add about that much.
 
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