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Old 04-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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buy heat wrapped header?

Its been on my list of things to do but I don't like the down side of breaking in header wrap.so the question is where can I buy wrapped stock svt header with a core charge of course.

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:02 PM   #2
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The only place you could buy it with the wrap already on, would be to buy it used. I wrapped mine when it was off and it wasn't too bad.
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downside of breaking in header wrap? it smokes for a lil bit then your done.... pretty easy.
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There is absolutely no downside to wrapping one yourself. Takes probably 15 - 20 min and one roll of 50' x 2". It smokes for probably 15 min at most.
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Oh some people say it makes your car smell like burnt rubber for a while don't think that's good if that's true with my son in the car 70% of the time
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:09 PM   #6
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I feel stupid for even asking this…
Do you have to remove your header to wrap it, or is it possible to do while still on the car??
Oh god, I cant believe I asked that
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:25 PM   #7
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It would be extremely hard to wrap...in fact there's no way you could wrap it correctly. You need to be able to pull hard each time you wrap around really for a nice seal. I can get the header off in 15 min.

Unclip two fan harnesses
Remove wire loom running along top of fans (there are 3 or 4 mounting points)
There is a push out tab on each side of the fans that releases them. They are at the bottom of the fans
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Remove heat shield (push against radiator for more room)
Remove dipstick (8mm bolt)
There are about eight 10mm bolts and three 13mm nuts (need long socket) that hold the header on.
Unbolt header from cat
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if u want to "cure" the header wrap without stinking up your car, u can try baking it in the oven, but you might stink the kitchen, or if u have a large gas BBQ....it works really well. this was curing the high temp paint on my ORP
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It wasn't so bad when I did mine, it was mostly the evaporating water I used to get the wrap tight, it did smell quite funny but it didn't stay in the car for long, probably because I put like 3 of those air freshener trees in the car
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if ur just evaping the water, then it dont smell much, but, if you are curing high temperature paint (most wrap suggest using a paint to seal and protect) then it stink a lot for like a week if u cure it on the car.
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