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stock exhaust headers..engine comp. so HOT!!!

Has anyone wrapped their stock exhaust headers with the firebraid header insulation tape. Enigine compartment is so HOT, especially here in AZ--100 + degrees during the day. Pro's/Con's??. www.longacreracing.com (insulation products). My mechanic uses the firebraid sleeving on fuel lines that go over the exhaust to protect them from the heat..they look good and work great .
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Wrap them. Will not hurt. The factory steel tube headers are easier to wrap. Could drive around with the hood off. I would polish the cam cover and the intake if you do.
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Make sure you do not have any oil leaks near the exhaust side. The braided tape will not burn, but if it collects enough oil...the oil will.

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Well the engine compartment does get a bit warm, but is yours getting SO hot that you feel the heat, say in the bin under the radio? Or radiating from the footwells? If so, you could have a problem, like too lean running condition.
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