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Old 05-18-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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i was looking at my setup today, and the filter/pipe was pretty hot when I checked it after I got home. Im worried about the pipe heating up the IAT sensor and making the engine run lean, where can I get some good cheap insulation I can wrap the pipe in? It doesnt have to be pretty, I just want something that works. I think I will worry about a CAI later, I want to see what this will do first.
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Exhaust wrap. Or try a local hardware store for some type of strong insulation. Let me know how it works
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Get some of the flexible, bubble wrap type stuff at a hardware store.
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If you just want to try it and see, take a bit of fibreglass insulation and wrap it in duct tape. Ghetto I know but good for a test?
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just from a search at lowes...
http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=prod...249-470-042-03 - A little thin, but its cheap.

http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=prod...929-1410-FV516 - This looks like some good stuff, its for air ducts too it looks like.

http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=prod...24486-1410-SP1 - I think this might be good, it says it can be used on auto hoods in the product picture.

http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=prod...4437-1410-FV15 - Foil and foam tape, self adhesive.

Probably a combonation of some of these would work best. I am not sure what the maximum heat these things can take, I doubt they would work on an exhaust manifold, but when I touched my intake after I drove 30 miles it was cool enough that my hand didnt get burned. The best part is most of these are under $5.00! I just put a bunch on here hoping for some input on what might work the best.
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I took off my intake pipe and cone filter because of the heat. DEI makes a heat shield for intake pipes. I had it on an old Beretta about five years ago. I actually had some left and used a piece on my stock tube.

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how much is the DEI insulation?
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Nice avatar Explr1
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Thanks, they were on Howard Stern'* "hollywood squares." I hope it doesn't offend anyone. The DEI heat shield was about $45, It will fill up to 3.5" intakes, is three feet long and has velco closure for it. Any ricer shop should have it.
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hmmm...$3 or $35? I think I will try the cheap stuff first.
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