First Union Capital Markets Corp.
Not to beat the subject to death, but just a word of warning about header
wrap. My JR headers suffered premature demise as a result of header wrap. Of
course, if you ignore it, a leak jetting hot gas onto your brake master
cylinder won't do it any good, but you will probably notice the noise first.
But that isn't the worst thing that can happen. Anything absorbent like
header wrap does not belong in proximity to anything hot, like the exhaust
system. If an unrelated engine or plumbing problem should cause oil or fuel
to soak into header wrap, what may have been a minor problem will become a
major one in a hurry. This happened to me on track during the '97 Miata
Games, in front of god and everybody. Not only embarassing, but very
inconvenient, and made a real ugly mess of lots of wiring and rubber bits in
my blackened engine compartment. My advice: lose the header wrap. If you
want to shield the engine compartment from radiant heat, attach a proper
sheet metal heat shield, there's a good reason why the Miata came that way
to begin with.
White 92 B, wrapless
just thought he had a good point...
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