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Old 02-19-2007, 04:27 PM   #1
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this could keep those headers cool...pix

i was thinking about how everyone says differnt things about the headers on the svt getting so hot and damaging things, when you take the heat sheild off. so for a quick fix i took the intake snorkle and moved it to the right about 10 inches or so, directly over the headers so when your diving the air is directed down on the headers. i have CAI so i didnt need that intake.


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Old 02-19-2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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Interesting, though Id still go with header wrap personally. The snorkle will help to cool a small portion of the upper header - but Id be really wary of relying on it to cool the header. My 2 cents...wrap that!
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Does it fit alright? Looks like the hood has scrapped up the snorkel. Looks like it couldn't hurt to try this.
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thats all the salt from the roads on the snorkle, it dont rub at all. and its not a complete fix to the heat it just takes some of the heat away from all the plastic parts right by the headers. i herd some bad things about that wrap, like it holds the heat and could get hotter than an unwraped header, and could cause cracking. iv been w/o a heat sheild for 30,000 miles and nothing has melted, im not to worried about it, just thought it was a good idea.
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That actually is pretty clever!!! :o)
 
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That actually is pretty clever!!! :o)
clever yeah... effective

I'd sooner do my wrap which is this weekend than go that route. Now, had you had it where the airflow coming in wasn't just flapping about in any direction like it would there and installed a hood of sorts to direct the incoming air then I could see it being useful
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:19 PM   #7
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You really should put the radiator cover back on... you have no idea how much air is going OVER the radiator instead of through it.... you're hurting it more than you are helping it.
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does taking the heat shield of your header do anything but expose the headers?
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not to sound like an azz, but id suggest removing it asap. not a good idea to hang a piece of plastic over something that gets that hot. when it melts the plastic is gonna drip on the header and cause a fire.
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well if the snorkel didnt melt right there looks like all the other stuff is in good shape

so put the rad cover back on and faddddagat about it
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