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Old 06-11-2010, 07:00 PM   #1
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is it worth it to wrap my UEL headers? also saw someone wrap there headers and then wrap it in aluminum tape from home depot to resist oil from soaking into the wrap when the oil needs to be changed and they said it worked great was wonderin what your guys input would be on wrappin the headers?
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Old 06-11-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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A quick search in the NA thread will give you all the answers you are looking for, in fact, I have one under my old Screen name.

In short, wrapping is good for heat retention and ticking reduction and bad for actual wear on the header. Do not duct tape your header... do search
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:29 PM   #3
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i have done a search but nothin really in the NA forms so.....anyone else?
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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I promise you there are a number of relevant threads on header wrapping in N/A
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dude we are in the NA form!
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What about ceramic or other heat wrap coating? Though there are pros and cons to heat retention treatments with exhaust components, the general consensus with headers is that heat retention benefits outweigh the liabilities.
Pros:
Increased heat retention, which is beneficial for exhaust flow.
Reduces underhood temps, which decreases IC heatsoak.
Cons:
Additional expense.
Additional lead time, in the case of coatings.
Increased heat retention, which in some cases, can accelerate metal fatigue, especially at weld joints.
No proven HP increase.
If you plan on using a coating, ensure you are aware of what impact this will have on your header warranty if applicable. Coating or wrapping your header can void exhaust component warranties. If using a ceramic-type coating, ensure it's working heat range is above the known EGT. EGTs can be as high as 1400-1600 degrees in the extremes. Some normal coatings are not rated to this temperature level.

What types of ceramic or other heat wrap coating are available? The two most popular manufacturers of heat wrap are Thermo Tec and DEi. The two most popular coating manufacturers are Jet Hot and Swain Tech Coatings. Wrapping is a DIY project with a shorter life span than the professional only coating with a longer life span.



http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ht=header+wrap

there is a good start.. there is many more.. and it honestly doesnt matter if it is turbo or not. Instead of using the tape.. I'd recommend coat, wrap, coat.
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dude we are in the NA form!
word, I owned 2 N/A subarus and had wrapped headers on both
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cool i saw that thread and just wonderin will it sound any better if i wrap them?
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how do you search in just the NA form?
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while in the N/A section, on the lowest blue bar, click search this forum vs the general search on the higher blue bar. Also note, you may have to click back 6, 8 12 pages back.. lots of information on here some dating back quite a bit. Hopefully I didn't seem dick, simply pointing out for new comers that almost every non very spefic diagnostic type question
has likely been discussed on here many times over. Since leaving and coming back to NASIOC it seems like this is being disregarded a bit. Once you read for a while, feel free to ask any more specific questions and post your results. good luck.
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thanks dude your a big help!
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