<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Justin Fox:
<strong>That heat shield wrapping tape makes a LOT of sense.
Most of the heat under the engine bay comes from the exhaust manifold. I just bought some of that heat reduction tape and will tape up my manifold.
The heat from the manifold also heats up all the other tubes under the engine bay, noticably the air induction pipe/tube.
Open your bonnet after a hard/long drive. Feel the heat right? Feel that big fat rubber tube which is the air intake pipe which is MEANT to suck in cold air. Well... if it's that warm I doubt the air it's sucking in is very cold at all.
By wrapping up the manifold you will be cutting down the heat in the engine bay by at least 50% (The people who sell the heat wrap say 70%). And in doing so, all other pipes and tubes will be a lot cooler. Makes great sense to me.
Can't wait to try this out. BTW. I just took off my engine cover. It only weights 1/4 of a kilo
lol.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I would put the engine cover back on
How did you get the Heat shield off.
I tried on one occasion but the driver side AC hose seemed to prevent me getting it out.
Let us all know how you went with the exhaust wrap