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Old 09-30-2015, 12:26 PM   #21
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Does your O2 sensor get in the way at all using that thing?
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Just cut a hole for the O2 sensor.
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Does your O2 sensor get in the way at all using that thing?
I'm lazy so its just kinda shoved up around it.

Also the clamps will not fit around a 3" flex joint. So make sure its a short enough flex joint.
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That last picture adds a lot of reference for the 2' length aidan. Is that shielding fairly stiff?

Pat: You're missing a bellhousing bolt on the transmission. Probably know but figured I'd mention :P Also, nice work. I'd have copied it but also bought the same covers as Aidan. 3' section for by the diff and gas tank too assuming it will fit around the diff and axle.
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That last picture adds a lot of reference for the 2' length aidan. Is that shielding fairly stiff?

Pat: You're missing a bellhousing bolt on the transmission. Probably know but figured I'd mention :P Also, nice work. I'd have copied it but also bought the same covers as Aidan. 3' section for by the diff and gas tank too assuming it will fit around the diff and axle.
Thanks! Yeah I gotta go to the dealer and buy a bolt. Unless someone here has a couple spares they can mail me! Ha, guess I could post a WTB for that.
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Good eye on the bolts, never noticed.

Do I see two of them missing? Obvious lower right on trans, but what about the closer pic looking 'up' the downpipe?

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Its very flexible. Like a stiff blanket.
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Yeah I'm missing two bolts, ha. I made a WTB ad here, maybe someone has a couple they can ship me.

For anyone curious, the two sections I made are 3" long and 12" long.
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Old 09-30-2015, 08:15 PM   #29
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Hardware store?
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The heat shielding I am using on my trans tunnel is quite flammable. I may order that thing Aidan bought.
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Looks good. That is what I wanted to do but ran out of time. I did this instead.

$35 to my door.
Did I miss the link to where you ordered this for $35? I saw the link earlier for a similar product at $80+
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http://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-11620-Pipe-Shield/dp/B000GVQZ66?tag=viglink21197-20
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http://www.amazon.com/Thermo-Tec-11620-Pipe-Shield/dp/B000GVQZ66?tag=viglink21197-20
Thanks I just ordered one. I love Amazon prime. It will be delivered same day
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That looks pretty slick! Where'd you get that from?
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That looks pretty slick! Where'd you get that from?
I know, right?

I wish they would just post a link or something. Help a brother out and all...
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Old 10-03-2015, 05:01 PM   #36
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Reading is really hard.
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As an update, my shield I made has dropped the heat going into the footwell area by about half. Very noticeable difference. It still gets fairly warm, but it's wayy better than before. So I assume the transmission is also getting less heat too. I don't have any temp sensors on my transmission though to confirm. I'll try and measure the case temp at some point to see what that shows.
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Good to hear. From Aidan's thread it sounds like those Amazon heat shields are smoking when they get hot.
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I don't think he got the DEI version, I did. They might be a different material, we shall see. I'll report in on if the dyno tech sees anything burning Tuesday lol
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As an update, my shield I made has dropped the heat going into the footwell area by about half. Very noticeable difference. It still gets fairly warm, but it's wayy better than before. So I assume the transmission is also getting less heat too. I don't have any temp sensors on my transmission though to confirm. I'll try and measure the case temp at some point to see what that shows.
As an update, my shield short shield I made is doing fine. The longer one, one end broke almost all the mounting tabs from vibration fatigue. I dropped the exhaust to do some other work and found the problem. So I cut off all the tabs on the end with failed tabs and riveted new, substantially beefier/thicker stainless tabs to it and reinstalled it.

Will report back in a few months if the repair is solid or sooner if it fails again. I think it's fixed now, the sheet metal was extremely thin (about .004"), new is .018" stainless for the replacement tabs.
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