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Old 04-14-2014, 03:51 PM   #41
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Can you microwave it instead?


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Old 04-14-2014, 04:32 PM   #42
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For some reason that picture just screams "BAD IDEA" to me, but i have no evidence to back it up with. In for results.

I had luck with stuffing my catch can with steel wool for the same reason, and from what I've seen of the stuff I'd never put in the valve cover baffels. Not sure on that nylon stuff, it might be fine.
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If the nylon melts, the copper scrubbies (make sure to get the ones without integrated soap) should work. They hold together unlike the steel wool.
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If the nylon melts, the copper scrubbies (make sure to get the ones without integrated soap) should work. They hold together unlike the steel wool.
Sounds like a much better idea, that is my main problem with steel wool; that **** flakes off and gets EVERYWHERE. would not put it near any engine internals :P
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I want to say I remember reading about JasonCSBB fooling around with something like this on m.net, but a short search I couldn't find it. I want to say that the material in the baffles wicked the oil up and filled his intake/catch can, but I may be 100% wrong. Maybe it was removing the baffles that was the problem.
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:07 PM   #46
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^^^^ Props for a great idea! Now I should give negative props for not letting me know before that Hondabond set up! lol. Lets check the oven......
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Old 04-14-2014, 05:18 PM   #47
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^^^^ Props for a great idea! Now I should give negative props for not letting me know before that Hondabond set up! lol. Lets check the oven......
Not to be negative, but i'd want it rated for at least 300 degs before i'd consider using it. Also, think about the airflow past it, the oil and gasoline(or e85) contamination, and the heat altogether over thousands of miles.
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Crank that **** up and see what temp it melts at! Destructive testing is best testing.
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Not to be negative, but i'd want it rated for at least 300 degs before i'd consider using it. Also, think about the airflow past it, the oil and gasoline(or e85) contamination, and the heat altogether over thousands of miles.
Nothing negative about that! I was asking your thoughts because I was thinking the same thing. I think I will have other problems if it gets hot enough to melt this stuff.....However, I do wish I had thought of the copper and will probably replace this with the copper. Thanks Leafy!






Notice something? It has the same reaction to heat as my pecker does to the cold..... the more extreme, the smaller it gets! While I am no longer worried about a molten puddle of plastic resting perfectly under a valve shim and thus f*cking up my rather expensive head, I do believe the copper is a much better way to go.
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Crank that **** up and see what temp it melts at! Destructive testing is best testing.
I was working on it!
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LOL, awesome pics. Seeing it hold up at those temps, it would probably be fine. I still think the copper stuff is a better idea.
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YAY DATA! This is why I love MT.net. Any other car forum would have 5 pages of people arguing about why it would work or wouldn't work. Here we just throw that **** in the oven and melt it.
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Well ****! I turned the oven off after I took the last picture of over 400 degrees and was considering leaving this in until I get around to powder coating the valve cover. Then I opened the oven and found this......



Guess I am looking for a copper scrubby!
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I thoroughly enjoyed that test, thank you
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LOL @ puddle of plastic.
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A+++, would read again.
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Yeah I didn't think about the time factor. A real test would be to put it in a bowl of oil, leave it in the oven on 250F for a few hours, then turn the oven off and leave it until it cools. Then see what it looks like.
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In for more plastic scrubby abuse.
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So I drove around for a little while and then checked to see how the plastic was doing.....

POOF! This is what I saw......
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it changed color?
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