heat wrap/shield

McCall, Randy rmccall at nexant.com
Wed Feb 1 19:29:04 EST 2006

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 13:04:53 -0500
From: Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net>
Subject: Re: heat wrap/shield
To: "Feelstranger" <feelstranger at hotmail.com>,<200q20v at audifans.com>
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At 12:39 PM 1/31/2006, Feelstranger wrote:
>>Does anyone have a recommendation for a quality heat shield wrap 
>>material?  I would like to wrap some exhaust sections to reduce heating 
>>of adjacent parts in my I5 Vanagon.
>>Are there dangers of wrapping exhaust pipes I should be concerned with?

>Premature failure of exhaust components due to trapping and containing
moisture between the wrap and the exhaust.

All of theType 44 cars, inlcuding the 200 20V's are equipped with a number
of different heat shields, most or all of which are thin aluminum with a
decent gap between the heat source and the sheild, and the heat sheild and
component to be protected - Peter is right, don't trap water, but the thin
aluminum sheild will block loads of heat from sensitive components.  I saw a
history channel show the other night on oil-well firefighters; the preferred
heat shield for men approaching blazing oil well fires was corrugated sheet
metal.  Same concept...

Randy McCall

'91 200 20V Avant

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