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Old 03-24-2009, 04:51 PM   #311
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All Done. I let the silicone paint dry overnight. Still wondering if the bronze paint will flake if i paint it over the black...anybody tried this yet????

I'm thinking of painting my valve cover bronze as well to match the headers.

What do you guys think?
God no!! No bronze at all!!!
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:20 PM   #312
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God no!! No bronze at all!!!
Only on a black SVT - which you have - is this acceptable. As I think more about it, you'd want to go heavy on the bronze if at all. I see what you're goin for... heh.

Sounds like you and the guy who wants to drop a subie boxer in an svt should meet up... some strong subie tec int'l influence in these threads :-D
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I just found out that DEI has a new header wrap product called their "Titanium" series. It is more pliable and does not require sealing plus it looks cool. I ordered some this morning and will install it next week along with my new Jay Racing HFC. I will take some photos of the installation. Take a look here: http://www.designengineering.com/pro...sp?m=sp&pid=95

PM me if interested. Dan
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That titanium looks badass.
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Getting ready to wrap my header....ordered the DEI Titanium wrap. I will take some photos. I have a couple of questions for those who have already removed the header.
1. What is the best method of breaking the header bolts loose? Engine hot? Engine cold? Heat the bolts?
2. Is there a gasket between the header and head? Can it be reused?
3. What is the torque for the header bolts when I reinstall them?
4. What size stainless steel hose clamp should be used? What is the size of the header tubes?

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Old 03-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #316
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mine kinda disintigrated when i went to remove the EGT probe...the socket tore into it. I will be re-wrapping the header and doing the ORP when i reinstall them. this time i will wrap them WET.
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mine kinda disintigrated when i went to remove the EGT probe...the socket tore into it. I will be re-wrapping the header and doing the ORP when i reinstall them. this time i will wrap them WET.
Is this the first time you rewrap them? And what kind of weather conditions do you drive in?
Just trying to see what the average life span is.
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i am actually gonna go get the wrap tonight, right now...lol. i will post up after they are wrapped . gotta do my HFC-turned ORP as well...lol....

they have been through a lot of rain and i wrapped them DRY so they weren't as tight as i wanted it to be. I will be wrapping them wet this time. Unless i messed with them the wrap would have stayed on for a good long time.
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This I will try.
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Getting ready to wrap my header....ordered the DEI Titanium wrap. I will take some photos. I have a couple of questions for those who have already removed the header.
1. What is the best method of breaking the header bolts loose? Engine hot? Engine cold? Heat the bolts?
2. Is there a gasket between the header and head? Can it be reused?
3. What is the torque for the header bolts when I reinstall them?
4. What size stainless steel hose clamp should be used? What is the size of the header tubes?

Thanks,
Dan
Finally installed the Titanium wrap...Take a look.
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/100_2613.jpg
http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/100_2615.jpg

The Titanium wrap was easy to work with. It did smoke a bit at startup but stopped smoking after 5 minutes or so. No soaking, no sealer or paint was needed per the good folks at DEI.

I wrapped the header in three stages. First I did the #1 tube and #4 tube with ONE piece of wrap. Next I wrapped #2 and #3 with ONE piece of wrap. Finally I wrapped the collectors with the remaining piece of wrap. I did not pre cut the wrap. Yes it was a pain working with 50 feet of wrap. LOL We will see how it wears and ages over the next few months.
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