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Author Topic:   heat shield on intake manifold?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted February 17, 2005 12:00 PM  
Should I keep the heat shield on the intake manifold? While I was inspecting the manifold, I discovered huge carbon deposits under the heat shield. I've got it cleaned up, but I was wondering if I should remove the heat shield.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted February 17, 2005 12:42 PM  
NO clean it up and put it back on with button head screws after tapping the holes

drive hard or drive home

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 129
posted February 19, 2005 05:08 AM  
If you block off your heat risers you don't need the heat shield.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 257
posted February 19, 2005 08:21 AM  
It will help a little to keep the manifold cooler. Hot oil slashes up on it, I would rather it slashed up on that sheild then on the manifold. Its not going to help a lot, but some is better then none. but thats my opinion.

On another note, there was a guy at our track who was disqualified for not having that sheild on. During a tear down inspection, the tech's saw it was missing and DQ'ed him for the year! Lost all his points and was suspended for 2 weeks. So if your track is picky on rules, leave it on there...

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