¿Wrap Tape in Toyosports exhaust manifold?

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by miguelreb, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. miguelreb


    Hi all,

    I am thinking of lining the exhaust manifolds with wrap tape, since I had problems with the starter.

    Is it advisable? Is it possible that the manifolds break? Experiences?

    Thanks ! :001_rolleyes:

  2. steve11


    CLIO RS200-T & MEGANE RS275-R
    From experience exhaust wrap traps water & will break down even a stainless pipe in time.
    Much better to get them HPC coated etc if its a concern.
    Having said that i have had the bare Toyosports manifold fitted for some time with no issues.
  3. I'm thinking about wrapping the OEM exhaust manifold with this tape because of the excess heat under the bonnet. It's just too hot when driving through normal traffic at a warm day (>27°C). Will wrap the inlet manifold in tape too.

    Any thoughts? Experiences? PROS/CONS?
  4. Gez

    Gez Moderator & South Wales Rep

    Boost Box
    wrapping the inlet in the heat wrap too? that would look awful and almost impossible to do. better off getting the PTFE gaskets
  5. FaithlessEmo


    Sutton coldfield
    Renault Clio 200
    [MENTION=4449]steve11[/MENTION] what is this coating you talk about? Where would you get it coated?
  6. PTFE wouldn't help much because our inlet is just above the engine and there's a huge heat transfer from the engine. I thought of wrapping the inlet to prevent some of that heat.

    I'm not looking for any style awards. Function before fashion. :wink:

    Ceramic coating probably.
  7. Gez

    Gez Moderator & South Wales Rep

    Boost Box
    im not on about style, i just cant see how you could wrap that inlet with the heat wrap. you wouldnt be able to cover it properly. you'd be better off putting a bonnet scoop of some sort on the car if your that concerned about the heat?
  8. Will see when the tape arrives. If it can't be done, I'll wrap the airbox and the hose. :smiley:
  9. Gez

    Gez Moderator & South Wales Rep

    Boost Box
    i want to see pictures please, if this if it can be done :smile:
  10. Daz7


    Clio RS200 Red Bull
    Steves correct, especially with the corrosion issues you guys have. Ceramic coating is a far better option.
  11. Trotta200


    Cliosport 200 cup ff
    Zircotec is what you guys need....
  12. Where there's a will, there's a way. :wink:

  13. Wow..... Looks sexy
  14. 10h of work. Woudn't want to do that again. :smiley:

    Ceramic coating - yes please. :smiley: :smiley:
  15. FaithlessEmo


    Sutton coldfield
    Renault Clio 200
    Do you have any videos/pictures of how you done this? Loos great.
  16. Fernandez

    Fernandez Gold Member

    Ches Vegas
    Project Lotus is go
    looking good Rene. I used the same type of tape on the boost pipes.

    If anyone is interested we do stock the tape.


    Constructed of highly reflective metalized polyimide film, the same material used by the space industry to protect sensitive instruments from high temperatures. The film is laminated to glass cloth using a high temperature laminating adhesive. Heat Defense withstands up to 675°F of radiant heat and self-adheres using a high temperature pressure sensitive adhesive, which is protected by an easy to remove backing.

    £47 for a 2" x 35' Roll posted (uk)
  17. Will write a review in my topic when I get to a computer. Just need to translate it from croatian to english. :wink:

    Bottom line: if I was to do it all over again, I would get it sanded and ceramic coated.

    If I will be going (again) for the head work, then I'll have a PTFE gasket made.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  18. F3x

    F3x Paid Member

    Clio 3RS
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014
  19. That's not a real inlet temperature because the inlet heats the sensor. I have realocated the sensor on to the V6 airbox. The improvement is massive.

    Have even measured with the laser thermometer.

    The temperature on the inlet sensor is larger than the inlet temperature.

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