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: how does one the headers???its a cluster


86notchback
9th July 2011, 10:50 PM
so im looking to reduce my under hood temps and so im going to wrap the header, turbo and DP....it all looks simple except the header..who on here has done this and if you have do you have any pictures and or advice...

Tr6mike
11th July 2011, 12:33 PM
I haven't on Saabs but on many VWs and Audis. I don't know how much you know so Ill give you more than you probably need

Turbo gets a nice premade piece like these, just make sure to get one that fits.
http://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl=en&biw=1024&bih=549&q=header%20wrap&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=99329l99329l0l1l1l0l0l0l0l265l265l2-1l1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw#q=turbo+heat+wrap+wrap&hl=en&prmd=ivns&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=2CEbTtClBOHr0gG_2PiWBQ&ved=0CE4QrQQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=c7af287b3da280a9&biw=1024&bih=549

If you are wrapping the stock cast iron manifold it will look diffrent because of the shape but the idea is the same
http://www.gbsalpine.com/english/collection_part/header_wrap.html

To get it to look ok I would pull the manifold off. It looks like it will be a tough one to get to look right but with enough time you should do ok. I have seen some "heat boots" on some cars that are made of the same material but go over the manifold and have snaps. I googled and could find anything about them.

When I wrap I use hose clamps to hold the ends tight, and if you dampen the wrap you can pull it tighter. Down pipe is easy. Im at work otherwise I would have posted pics of mine.