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I've heard of ceramic headers to reduce heat loss.
Has anyone tried insulating their exhaust headers? Theory here is to prevent heat from escaping from the engine. More heat in the engine should means bigger bang. Yes, no maybe?
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1. Keeps your extractors looking great for the life of your car.

2. Ceramic coating reduces heat loss through your extractors into your engine bay, reducing your engine bay temperatures.

3. Since ceramic coating keeps heat in your exhaust for longer, the velocity of the exhaust gas is maintained, which in turn allows your engine to produce more power.

Another useful idea is a ceramic spacer between the intake manifold and head. This will reduce heat transfer to the intake manifold meaning cooler(therefore more dense) air intake.

The 3 points above are frome HVE.


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Brock, you got it!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

Dano, you can have headers ceramic coated inside and out to insulate and improve flow.

Ditto for the intake manifold.

You can also use "heat wrap". Thermo-tec.com is a good example.

you wrap your exhaust with that stuff and it holds the heat in just like a ceramic coating does. Ceramics just look a lot better! *laugh*

I heat wrap my CAI to keep it frm absorbing engine bay heat, and you can also water soak the CAI heat wraping to COOL the intake air charge!


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So do you think some duct tape and heat wrap on the extractors should do the trick?

Any idea where I can get (Canada/ or mail order) ceramic spacers for the intake manifold?

Do you think I'd feel or see any kind of gain? 1 - 2 HP maybe?

Yeah I was thinking of wrapping my CAI as well. Yeah, yeah I know it won't look as pretty.


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DO NOT PUT DUCT TAPE ON THE HEADDERS?EXTRACTORS!!!

You are looking at a fire hazard there! The heat wrap is made to take the extremely high heat of exhaust. Duct tape isn't...

In Canada, there is a franchise called Performance Improvements. Try looking one up in your area. I know for a fact that they carry the wrap that you are looking for.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Thank's Cottonmouth, "Only you can prevent engine fires" heehee <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>




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