Due to having some exhaust wrap and it being cold and dark at night (it was winter) I decided to wrap my downpipe and inlet to the cat. I did not fancy trying to wrap the cast manifold.
To do the job I had to remove the factory heatshield. It was not a pleasant job and the bolt into the manifold was the source of a lot of scraped knuckles and used a lot of penetrating fluid.
At least it comes off in two pieces, so I did not have to remove the clamshell, just accept it was going to scrape the cam cover.
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I decided to weigh it as it felt quite chunky compared to some other OEM heatshields, and it was 904g.
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I have plenty of lightweight heatshielding material so I decided to see if I could replicate, or better, it.
The most logical thing to do was to use the same mounting points. To this end I needed to replicate the top mounting plate.
I created a carboard template and then cut out a sheet of aluminium. I originally used a thinner piece but it seemed too flexible and I did not want to hear a tinny rattle from my engine bay.
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End of Part 1
Edited by blackoctagon, 17 July 2019 - 09:26 PM.