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Old 08-07-2008, 02:55 PM   #251
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LOL^^ Thats funny, i have seen that before. I found its best to just let it cure overnight. Next morning, it will be dry. Drying in an over would be crazy, lol.
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Hey Mike, thanks to you this car is back running. The strange thing is this did cure for a week in a hot shop? The one I did in a day for Matt smoked so bad I thought the neighbors might call the fire dept.
Also- I'm running the Audi clutch, did you find out anything on the dual piston calibers?
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Haha wow Dan, that's a lot of smoke.
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mmm...wrapped ORP.........
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Haha wow Dan, that's a lot of smoke.
Yeah, almost artsy.

Wrapping the ORP, is going to help a lot. It was like a little George Foreman cooker down there. Now it gets no hotter than the coolant hoses.

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ok, I am finally finding time to do this to the car. Planning on doing it this weekend w/ a grip of wrap that my step-dad gave me.

I was debating on wrapping my cat as well but since there was a bit of concern about frying it and no long-term useage in this dept as of yet, I decided to look into other solutions and look what I found

http://www.jegs.com/p/Thermo+Tec/750869/10002/-1


How about cutting a sheet of that and sticking it to the oil pan vs. wrapping the cat?
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I hope this hasn't already been answered in this thread... it's really long and I already read most of it but that was even before I joined the site.

A buddy of mine told me if I were to wrap the headers that they would basically disintegrate. I don't know exactly why, maybe because the heat has nowhere to escape? idk. I don't know if there's any truth to it. I know this guy knows his stuff, but he's pretty old school when it comes to his cars.

I know there's a lot of people on here doing it, and I wouldn't mind joining them. But is there anyone who's had it wrapped for a long time or been doing this in the past to know the long-term affects?
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he's old school? then that means that he prolly has used mild steel headers on his cars. we a have stainless steel header. this means that they will not "disintegrate".

nowhere for the heat to escape? the whole point in wrapping is for the heat to go where it is supposed to...out the tailpipe.

ive been wrapped for 2+years. i have had no ill-effects on the header. ive wrapped it twice now. so i have seen the header between wraps. its just like new!
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So does this have a performance gain of some kind?

I understand that it keeps the heat out the exhaust and not in the engine bay but other than that is there a performance gain?
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