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Old 03-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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heat wrap cat

If we had an exhaust forum, I'd post this there - this is next best, I guess.

Considering a Random Tech cat - I have seen people wrap headers so I just wondered if one could wrap the cat? Harmful? I know there have been concerns about no heat shielding, that's why I thought of wraping the cat, but I don't know if that could be a bad thing to do.

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Old 03-05-2006, 01:56 PM   #2
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Don't even think about trying it. You will have a cotastrophy on many different levels.
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Actually up to a point the hotter a cat gets the better it works, but once it gets too hot it starts to melt and clog.

I dont see anything wrong with wraping upto the cat... just not the cat itself.
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I would agree that you MIGHT be able to wrap up to the cat, but I have wondered if too much wrap can cause excessive heat in the exhaust causing O2 sensor failure or even material degradation from excessivce temps. One way to find out is to do it and see what happens.
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I would agree that you MIGHT be able to wrap up to the cat, but I have wondered if too much wrap can cause excessive heat in the exhaust causing O2 sensor failure or even material degradation from excessivce temps. One way to find out is to do it and see what happens.
wrapped header and orp, no o2 problem in 8000 miles so far. that and aot of parts in the bay are happier now their not being cooked.
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I agree that I would NOT wrap the cat, it gets too hot as it is. Other parts, maybe. It depends on the quality of the steel in the pipe as to weather the wrap eats it up, and also how it is wrapped. Check out the new issue of Muscle mustangs and Fast Fords, there is an article in there on wrapping headers the "right " way.
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Old 03-06-2006, 01:17 PM   #7
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isnt the RT already ceramic coated?
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I don't see why it would be required, more than enough room around the RT for air cooling.
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