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Author Topic:   Header Temps
eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 303
posted September 22, 2005 08:59 AM  
Does anyone know what temperature headers can reach on a gasoline racing engine?

TEAMPCR
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 238
posted September 22, 2005 10:34 AM  
I've seen mine at around 300* F according to my pyrometer. (My arm turned pretty red in one spot, too.)

mike9
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 72
posted September 23, 2005 06:41 AM  
mine are over 500 at idle most will run at around 1000 degrees under load

J3
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 188
posted September 23, 2005 08:17 AM  
If your arm turned red, then it was running more than 300* 500-1000 degrees sounds alot more like it.


istock59
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 501
posted September 23, 2005 08:38 AM  
Most header paint is 1200 degree stuff, and we all know how well that stays on... (NOT).


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