... keep it in.
In Part I, I added hood louvers to let the heat out http://sportsmobileforum.com/viewtop...andle+the+heat
. In Part II, I work to keep the heat in the up and down pipes.
After all sorts of reading up, I decided to ceramic coat the up and down pipes and wrap the down pipe.
Rear of engine before
Up pipe before
All pipes ceramic coated. They are works of art now. Too bad their hidden under the dog house.
Now with wrap on down pipe.
Wrapped with this.
Then coated the wrap with this.
and put it all back together.
Don't have more than a few miles on it yet, but hoping for some improvement on our upcoming trip to Utah. Badger wrapped his up pipes too. I was on the fence and the ceramic coater said it may not be a good idea due to the heat being held in on all the welds. Last I checked with Badger, his is still in good shape after a few years. I may go back and wrap the up pipes later if I don't think I'm getting enough from just the ceramic coating. Badger also installed a turbo blanket. I was thinking of that too, but maybe later?
Will report back after some use.