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Old 06-10-2012, 06:28 AM   #1
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Any blue painted engines here?

There is a poll and lively discussion going on over at Planet-9 about cars with blue paint on their engines:

Do you have a Blue Paint Engine? -

According to this poll, it looks like about 30% of the 987 engines out there have blue paint on them from the factory. There seems to be a correlation with known factory repaired motors, but nobody knows what it means for sure.

Any of them here in the 986 world?

Mine is a factory replacement engine from 2008, but no blue paint.


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Old 06-10-2012, 06:49 AM   #2
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It's hard to know what to think about some aspects of this. It seems like Porsche has been rebuilding failed engines and putting them into new cars. That seems very odd as you'd think a new engine would cost less - very streamlined process compared to stripping an engine, assessing damage, every rebuld is different etc.

But one thing that I definitely think is incredibly shonky is Porsche's decision to identify these engines by bunging on a splat of blue paint. It's the sort of thing you'd expect at a breaker's yard, not a modern engine factory! Incredible.

Having now read the full thread, I don't think anyone actually knows what the blue paint means. I doubt it means engines that have suffered mechanical failure and have been rebuilt, that's for sure.

But the other point holds. What the hell is Porsche doing splattering blue paint on the things, whatever the reason?!
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:32 AM   #3
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Some of the blue paint is internal...We see it often and first noted the paint in relation to engine issues in 2007.

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