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So today I was changing my tranny fuild and noticed how f-in close the exhaust is th the transmission. To fix the heat radiating to the trans I used Header Wrap as the pics show. I also wraped the other cat as well but forgot to take a pic. I belive this will drastically lower trans temps. Had I seen this ealier, that would have been my first add-on to the ss. Just thought id share since I havent seen or heard of anyone doing this. Hope this helps!

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Definitely couldn't hurt. Keep us posted on temps
 

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Good idea. But wondering if you had monitored your trans temp before and now after?

How many rolls did you use?
 

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Good idea. But wondering if you had monitored your trans temp before and now after?

How many rolls did you use?
I used one roll and had a little left over. Did not monitor temps but imo its a no brainer....exhaust pipe 2 inches from the pan=lots of heat!
 

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Great idea our fucky y pipes are misplaced because of the lack of room this is a good solution!
Yep! I had a deep pan for it and it didnt fit due to the crossover pipe! O well...eventually I will put the deep pan on it when I fab a cross pipe for it
 

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Nice, more fluid gives the fuild time to c(ol down while not in function same with gettin bigger radiator which we all really need!! If I dont get my kooks y coated im wrapping it...
 

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do you live in a humid climate? if so not a good idea, they will rust out
 

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Depebds whatcha think is humid lol not dry like yuma!! Hell id give anything to be back there... And def not humid like florida... It would only be a summer thing... The dfw area in on recorded settin summer zero raon in months.. More dry heat like yuma...

U in the marines?? Or BP?
 

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Sounds like a good idea to me.

I used some DEI heat shielding on my pipes around the rear differential on my V. The heat would make it whine a lot and now it stays cooler and doesn't make nearly as much noise.

I should use what I have left over on the Aero.
 

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I wrapped mine for the turbo. Didn't see any change in trans temps.

Running the fluid through the radiator heats it up more than anything imo.
 

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Novel idea, but the way I look at it is this:

Yes, the pipe is near the trans, but the only way that pipe is going to heat up that pan is if you are idling for long periods of time. When the truck is in motion, air is moving over the exhaust and that pan and cooling them. All the heat is moving out the back of the truck. You may see somewhat of a difference, but it will be nothing notable IMO.

Eric, did you see any difference in spool times with the wrap?


As for this whole "humid climate+wrap=rotten pipes", Its possible, but I doubt he will see any issues. Our race car has wrapped headers, up pipe, down pipe, intercooler tanks, etc, and that car has been swamped out numerous times, and is raced on the ice/snow, and all the pipe under the wrap looks new. As long as the truck doesnt live in a pond, he will be fine.
 

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Depebds whatcha think is humid lol not dry like yuma!! Hell id give anything to be back there... And def not humid like florida... It would only be a summer thing... The dfw area in on recorded settin summer zero raon in months.. More dry heat like yuma...

U in the marines?? Or BP?
I am leatherneck out here in "paradise" but headed back east in Feb
 

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Nice, more fluid gives the fuild time to c(ol down while not in function same with gettin bigger radiator which we all really need!! If I dont get my kooks y coated im wrapping it...
Coating is as good as throwing cash out the window.

OP, good idea. I'd be curious to see if it had a big enough impact on actual temp readings.
 

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Novel idea, but the way I look at it is this:

Yes, the pipe is near the trans, but the only way that pipe is going to heat up that pan is if you are idling for long periods of time. When the truck is in motion, air is moving over the exhaust and that pan and cooling them. All the heat is moving out the back of the truck. You may see somewhat of a difference, but it will be nothing notable IMO.

Eric, did you see any difference in spool times with the wrap?


As for this whole "humid climate+wrap=rotten pipes", Its possible, but I doubt he will see any issues. Our race car has wrapped headers, up pipe, down pipe, intercooler tanks, etc, and that car has been swamped out numerous times, and is raced on the ice/snow, and all the pipe under the wrap looks new. As long as the truck doesnt live in a pond, he will be fine.
Have you ever ridin a motorcycle. I ask because when you ride your legs are close to the exhaust, at least on dirt bikes. When in motion you feel the heat on your leg......unless you r wearing riding boots. That is what the header wrap simulates. As far a s the humidity i agree!! What a load of shit...:rofl:
 

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Sounds like a good idea to me.

I used some DEI heat shielding on my pipes around the rear differential on my V. The heat would make it whine a lot and now it stays cooler and doesn't make nearly as much noise.

I should use what I have left over on the Aero.
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Todd,

I gutted the cats at the same time and that definitely helped. I'm sure the wrap was mostly negligible, maybe helped a little... Alvin wrapped his on the shop truck back when it had the sts and he recommended it so I figured why not

And i agree, any heat coming off the ypipe will dissipate enough before it hits the trans, unless the pipe is physically touching it.
 

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Todd,

I gutted the cats at the same time and that definitely helped. I'm sure the wrap was mostly negligible, maybe helped a little... Alvin wrapped his on the shop truck back when it had the sts and he recommended it so I figured why not

And i agree, any heat coming off the ypipe will dissipate enough before it hits the trans, unless the pipe is physically touching it.
Have you ever ridin a motorcycle. I ask because when you ride your legs are close to the exhaust, at least on dirt bikes. When in motion you feel the heat on your leg......unless you r wearing riding boots. That is what the header wrap simulates.
 

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Sounds like a good idea to me.

I used some DEI heat shielding on my pipes around the rear differential on my V. The heat would make it whine a lot and now it stays cooler and doesn't make nearly as much noise.

Tell me heat didnt cause this.....? Yes as you drive the moving air will move some of the heat, BUT he saw results....thats a fact
 
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