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I am thinking about buying a 20V Blacktop from a JDM source. The engine looks relatively clean and complete - but the valve covers are silver. The top, however, is black as you would expect.

Any concerns here? Was this a factory variant or post purchase mod?

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

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I am thinking about buying a 20V Blacktop from a JDM source. The engine looks relatively clean and complete - but the valve covers are silver. The top, however, is black as you would expect.

Any concerns here? Was this a factory variant or post purchase mod?

Any thoughts will be appreciated.

Thanks.
Got any photos of it? The valve covers are swappable between the silvertop and the blacktop, and they are often painted by owners anyway so colour is no guarantee. There are visual differences between the two engines that should be enough to tell them apart if you know what to look for, but at the end of the day the A-series has a lot of common or swappable parts so there's no guarantee that the internals are exactly what you think they are either (unless a full history is provided).
 
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