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Old 07-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by theCase View Post
Never had a problem, Ignition temp of cardboard is over 400 degrees, the thermostat is set for 190 and water boils at 212. BUT, given all that, I probably would not recommend any cardboard against the exhaust header/pipes. Plus the exhaust header on this car is up by the firewall and a low, pretty hard to get to actually. And finally, my experience/advise may be different if I lived in AZ.

AFA clearance between the engine/hood, not much if any. In fact I need to be a bit more forceful with the "hood slam".

Good luck!
Moving parts, and heat can melt attachment. I hope it continues to work out for you. That would help on short trips for me, but I get to the 200-220 range pretty quick.

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