Red hot header

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by WaltP, Mar 26, 2004.

  1. WaltP

    WaltP Formula 3

    Nov 1, 2003
    Cape Canaveral/Atlanta
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    Walt P
    I just went for a short drive after changing plugs and wires on my 308. When I got home I opened the engine compartment while the engine was running and noticed that the headers(where you can see them) at the sampling fitting was glowing red. This was at all 4 aft fittings. I never noticed this before but then again I don't remember looking at it running at night. Just looking for some reassurance that all is well. BTW...the new plugs and wires made it run much better that it was.
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  3. 355f

    355f Formula Junior

    Nov 1, 2003
    your safe! give it a good blast at night and open the hood it glows quite well!
  4. pma1010

    pma1010 F1 Rookie

    Jul 21, 2002
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    I've never looked for this, but, I'd check your plugs with a plug cut (lean?)
  5. Steve King

    Steve King F1 Rookie

    Feb 15, 2001
    Guys I've never seen this over the last 3 years I've had my 308. I do not have the alum. insulation cover on my rear header so I can see the whole header and even after running it hard I have never seen the headers glow.I would suspect a lean mixture issue or a timing problem here. I have the air pumps removed and breakerless ign and run at 7 deg advance with a little rich mixture which seems to work well for me.

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