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Old 09-22-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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Went to Mc Donalds tonight with my pops and as he went inside to get the food I stayed in the car. I got out to check the coolant level because there is a tiny leak in the lower intake manifold but it wasnt leaking so all was good. I touched my CAI and it burned me pretty good. Everything was so hot but the temp guage inside was only at 205-210 from just sitting there. Im very concerned about that CAI being so damn hot and that definitely isnt good for performance. I know some people build the heatshield things but they only do it on the cone and a few inches of the pipe itself so would it be ok to build it around pretty much all of the CAI right before where the temp sensor goes in and then wrap the rest with some heat wrap or whatever? I dont want to do a plexiglass type thing I was just thinking maybe some strong cardboard and that reflective heat stuff. Where can I get these supplies and how are you all building your enclosures? Thank you!
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The internal of the eninge may only be 205*, but remember the exhaust headers produce a lot of heat. Every engine is gonna be hot! Get some header wrap for like 30 or 40 bucks from Jegs, that should cut down temps by half or so.
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By half? What about that aluminum crap that is around the rusty looking headers? Can that be removed permanently or will I have to go around that?
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I'll be re-wrapping soon, and plan to remove the factory heat shielding you're talking about.
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What kind of wrap is recommended?
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Header wrap in general. Pick your flavor.
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What'* your broken knuckle rating? That looks too annoying for me without removing the mani'*.
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Lot of stuff on Ebay, looks like it would be fun to do and well worth it.
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I'm guessing the 2"x50' would be best? how many rolls did you use? 2?
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that wouldnt be too bad if they were cooled off and you unrolled the whole roll. My engine doesnt even have a factory heatshild on there.

What are the benefits of doing this?
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