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Old 03-10-19, 06:04 AM  
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Default Re: Oil temps way high after header install

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Originally Posted by 06SpecC View Post
How to wrap your header/uppipe - NASIOC

I wrapped my Killer B just like Unabomber above when I installed it about 13 months ago and it's been great (you do have to put some foil paper however on the wrap near the oil filter during oil changes).
Again - I have 40K all weather mi (sees plenty of salt) on a inexpensive DEI TI wrapped GT-Spec header. The wrap is just beginning to warrant replacement. I plan to do i this year. If I have to replace the header to, I'll post up. Monetarily it It still won't have been a poor choice even with replacement cost. Admittedly Id still rather have a wrapped KB header. This car is too old for the investment. Perhaps next one - which I am beginning to plan for.

Anyway I loosen my filter, and make a hole in the bottom to let it drain before removal. Cant do this outside when it's windy (happily don't have to anymore). I have done it outside when it was windy with cardboard around the upwind front side of the car.

Would this work with a KB:

* Loosen the filter.
* Drive a screw into the bottom of the filter
* Get a funnel fastened under it - whatever it takes, hose wire ect.
* Pull the screw and drain
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IMHO, to justify its' price, the S209 needs to perform at least as well as my moderately powered 05 built beater, and even that might not convince me to buy one cause my next STI isn't likely to be moderately powered.

I'm putting IAG back in here. Engine wise the car hase been trouble free for 56K. My STI is nearing the 60K minimum JJ led meto expect from a 2618 piston equipped block and it's still running strong.
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