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Unread 08-25-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
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Installing New Exhaust Manifold - Wrap It?

Did a few searches on this both here and on google but couldn't find much info......I'm replacing a cracked exhaust manifold, any real advantages to wrapping the new one before I install it?

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Unread 08-25-2011, 01:57 PM   #2
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Less heat. That translates into less cracked plastic and rubber parts
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Unread 08-25-2011, 02:14 PM   #3
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Ceramic coat it before you wrap it. You can buy at-home DIY kits.
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Unread 08-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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Wrap keeps heat in the manifold.

I would avoid it.
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Many racers have a one-word nickname for manifold wrap... a "WICK".

Spill oil or gas on it... you can have a fire you won't believe, and can't put out easily.
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I have always heard to traps moisture too. May not be a good idea..... well keeping heat away from intake is an excellent idea though.
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I have always heard to traps moisture too. May not be a good idea......
I have heard the same, I wouldn't do it.
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Many racers have a one-word nickname for manifold wrap... a "WICK".

Spill oil or gas on it... you can have a fire you won't believe, and can't put out easily.
I too have heard this from old racer's.

I don't know what kind of header/manifold you bought, but keep in mind most manufacturers will not warranty them if they have been wrapped.
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thanks guys, no wrap then.............
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