This informative post made me look. Mine was in perfect condition. I did notice there is a factory installed brace securing the loom near the oil filter drain director. It is mounter to the front corner of the engine and about 5-6 inches in length. It wraps around the loom as an anchor point to suspend the loom just below the plastic drain and above the crossmember. Mine is an '04 EB 4x4 4.6L. Maybe the 4x4s got this extra brace/bracket?