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Old 05-13-19, 08:53 PM   #51
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I was going to suggest insulation between the header and the pan.
How would you go about that?

Currently thinking to pull the headers and wrap them.
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Old 05-14-19, 04:37 PM   #52
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But I'm pretty much completely out of ideas other than that.
If it's been covered I opologize, but what radiator are you running?

You can put the gold heat reflective foil on the pan surface facing the header and coating the header with Swain Tech or wrap would provide benefit as well. I don't think either of those will have a measurable impact, but at this point, you're running out of things to try.
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Old 05-14-19, 06:40 PM   #53
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If it's been covered I opologize, but what radiator are you running?

You can put the gold heat reflective foil on the pan surface facing the header and coating the header with Swain Tech or wrap would provide benefit as well. I don't think either of those will have a measurable impact, but at this point, you're running out of things to try.
Koyo Radiator. The burlier one, not the OEM replacement one.

Think the gold tape would stand up to the heat of the pan? I'm down to try it. I'm kinda wondering if it would even stick as your pan has a slightly textured exterior.

It's baffling for sure. I can't think of what else could possibly be causing it.
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Koyo Radiator. The burlier one, not the OEM replacement one.

Think the gold tape would stand up to the heat of the pan? I'm down to try it. I'm kinda wondering if it would even stick as your pan has a slightly textured exterior.

It's baffling for sure. I can't think of what else could possibly be causing it.
What have you got for radiator caps?

Gold foil can take that heat no problem. You make a good point with the textured surface. Not something I've tried before. The DEI foil has a pretty good adheasive, but I'd be tempted to do a test piece since it's expensive stuff. Worst case, you can sand or gind the pan smoother. I don't thinkit needs to be perfect, just take down some of the peaks left from blasting. Also, be sure to clean the surface well with rubbing alcohol; that will help a lot of adheasion.
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I put gold tape on my pan when I put a header on and it's held up pretty well.

As much as I don't want to spend the money, I will probably do an Inconel over he header and UP.
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What have you got for radiator caps?

Gold foil can take that heat no problem. You make a good point with the textured surface. Not something I've tried before. The DEI foil has a pretty good adheasive, but I'd be tempted to do a test piece since it's expensive stuff. Worst case, you can sand or gind the pan smoother. I don't thinkit needs to be perfect, just take down some of the peaks left from blasting. Also, be sure to clean the surface well with rubbing alcohol; that will help a lot of adheasion.
Radiator caps are brand new STi ones. Installed them with the Koyo end of last season.

I'll give the foil a try -- can't hurt.
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I put gold tape on my pan when I put a header on and it's held up pretty well.

As much as I don't want to spend the money, I will probably do an Inconel over he header and UP.
Good to hear on the tape.

Where would you get your Inconel heatshields from? I was doing some looking around and everything I was seeing was getting close to the cost of the headers in the first place...
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Either ATP again, or there is another company that I can't recall the name. It'd be cool to see if we can get several sets done at a reduced cost.

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Default Re: Oil temps way high after header install

I'm not even really racing though... I just want to be able to run a full 20 minute track session in a stock motor, stock turbo car with headers and a downpipe without having to spend 60+% of the session doing cooldown laps.
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It’s impossible to run straight 20mins even on a stock car. Those that do it aren’t monitoring.
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