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Discussion in '348/355' started by TonyC355gts, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. TonyC355gts

    TonyC355gts Karting

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    I purchased a used set of fabspeed headers, but I noticed there wasn't any gaskets or heat shields. Can I use the gaskets from my original headers or do they make replacements.
     
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  3. Shootfighter65

    Shootfighter65 Formula 3

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    Fabspeed sells header blankets or you can make your own.
     
  4. Culprit

    Culprit Formula Junior
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    Ceramic coating them is another option to keep the engine bay cool. I had mine coated in white which looked great and seemed to insulate quite well. I think the process cost somewhere around $600 for both sides.
     
  5. Drock28

    Drock28 Formula 3

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    if you bought used set and did not come with the shield plates for AC/ Alt then it was problem from long ago before they made the plates.

    I just bought a new set and now they come fully complete with heat plates, gaskets and nuts.

    where did you find used set?
     
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  7. TonyC355gts

    TonyC355gts Karting

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    Bought the set about 2 yrs ago from a fellow fchat member along with high flow cats and capristo 3. Getting major done this winter and will have these changed at that time.
     
  8. Drock28

    Drock28 Formula 3

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    #7 Drock28, Dec 17, 2015
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    oh ya I saw that set for sale in classifieds I guess it was you who got them.

    you can buy the gaskets, nuts and heat plates seperately from Fabspeed.

    my engine is out right now too.
    headers should arrive any day.

    I'm going against the grain and wil have them installed straight out of the box.
    I spoke with couple people who did the same with no heat issues whatsoever.
    as long as the AC/alt shields are on should be fine. plus I have challenge grill to vacuum out the heat.
     
  9. TonyC355gts

    TonyC355gts Karting

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    Probably going to have the headers coated at swain tech and I will call fabspeed tomorrow for the gaskets and bolts.
     
  10. Drock28

    Drock28 Formula 3

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    even if you coat them I would still buy the AC/Alt heat shield plates.
     
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  12. life@8500

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    #10 life@8500, Dec 17, 2015
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  13. 8500rpm

    8500rpm Formula Junior

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    +1 on buying the bits from Fabspeed. Even with ceramic coating, the engine bay will not exactly "stay cool". You want every passive heat shield you can get to keep sensitive parts away from heat.
     
  14. cf355

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    really liking the white ceramic coating.....mmmmm.....maybe should redo mine.
     
  15. cf355

    cf355 F1 Rookie

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    +1 Definitely.....or fabricate your own....easy to do.
     

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