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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 6:56 pm 
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Was thinking of wrapping my extractors to keep underbonnet temps down. Is is worth it? A mate of mine worked for rare spares and told me it causes the welds to crack because the headers run too hot. Anyone using it with any problems?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:19 pm 
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it works good
and keeps the heat inside the pipes

never heard of it cracking welds though...

but it looks like crap
best bet is to get it coated by jet hot etc
as this is far more efficent than tape and looks way better

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:54 pm 
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Yes it dose crack the pipes as mine have. Jet hot is good but expensive about $250 plus freight and car off the road. It looks OK if you do it right.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:29 pm 
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FORD4EVA wrote:
Was thinking of wrapping my extractors to keep underbonnet temps down. Is is worth it? A mate of mine worked for rare spares and told me it causes the welds to crack because the headers run too hot. Anyone using it with any problems?


Got the same prob so much so that heat melts accel and clutch cables!!!!

need a solution also..I thought of wrapping cables, but this does not stop the under bonnet heat as you know....oh well

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:56 pm 
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insulate the cables and install a heat sheild.. the car does not sound to healthy if it melting everything under the bonnet.. why so much engine temp?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 12:51 am 
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I think a custom alloy heat shield sounds like the best solution. Im not having the headers crack from the tape.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:18 pm 
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insulate the cables and install a heat sheild.. the car does not sound to healthy if it melting everything under the bonnet.. why so much engine temp?


actual morot runs near cold, no prob there... on the blue/ but extracs are putting out heaps of heat, not coated..iis common and they are long extracs which extend furthur then usual, hence being closer to cables.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 1:40 pm 
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i've alsoheard the insulation tape weakens the metal.
Have a look at modyourcar.com, i'm pretty sure they used to sell an extractors jacket.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:12 pm 
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Im getting a metal fabricator to price a custom alloy heat shield for me. Im trying to get XR6 FALCON etched into it also. If i can get it i'll post pics and prices up for them. You spray high temp paint over the writing then polish back the alloy leaving the etching in colour, looks awesome.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:59 pm 
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FORD4EVA wrote:
Im getting a metal fabricator to price a custom alloy heat shield for me. Im trying to get XR6 FALCON etched into it also. If i can get it i'll post pics and prices up for them. You spray high temp paint over the writing then polish back the alloy leaving the etching in colour, looks awesome.


Thats a sweet idea, let us know how it goes..Im glad someone understands! Most of these guys thinks an engine is finished if extracs release a heap of radiant heat...thats not the case

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:06 pm 
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I just refitted the standard shield back on the EB when i got mine done. Cant do up the bottom bolts that went over tha factories, but it doesnt matter a toss. it keeps the heat off the top of the engine bay and cost nothing. just be carefull coss most exhaust jopints throw away the factory heat shield when you get after market headers.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:41 pm 
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Im getting a metal fabricator to price a custom alloy heat shield for me. Im trying to get XR6 FALCON etched into it also. If i can get it i'll post pics and prices up for them. You spray high temp paint over the writing then polish back the alloy leaving the etching in colour, looks awesome.


Why not just paint and refit the facotry heat shield, just tkaes some bending and they fit.
Or order one of the stainless steel ones that the fella on ehre makes (I bet they'd be cheaper than having some other bloke make a 1 off)?

 

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FORD4EVA wrote:
Im getting a metal fabricator to price a custom alloy heat shield for me. Im trying to get XR6 FALCON etched into it also. If i can get it i'll post pics and prices up for them. You spray high temp paint over the writing then polish back the alloy leaving the etching in colour, looks awesome.


Why not just paint and refit the facotry heat shield, just tkaes some bending and they fit.
Or order one of the stainless steel ones that the fella on ehre makes (I bet they'd be cheaper than having some other bloke make a 1 off)?
I have an engineer that make does lot of work for me at work so it wont cost me much and i dont like bodgy fixesanyway, so the standard one can stay in the bin where it belongs.

 

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try having a turbo under there then you will know what melting is

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:04 pm 
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TURBO_GHIA wrote:
try having a turbo under there then you will know what melting is


Ha,ha...very true what did you use for heat retarding??

 

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