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Re: exhaust wrap




>
>> also I noticed on a bug in a past Hot Vws that they wrapped there 
>exhaust in
>> some type of header wrap, which supposedly was to keep the exhaust 
>from
>> dumping heat inside of the engine compartment. I was wondering if 
>any one
>> has tried it.
>
>Exhaust wrap is commonly done between the head and the turbo on turbo 
>charged cars.  This prevents the loss of energy from the hot exhaust 
>gasses before it gets to the turbo.  In a type three, unlike a 
>beetle, there is nothing to be concerned about with extra heat in the 
>engine compartment because the cooling air is drawn in from the 
>outside via the large bellows at the rear.

But if you could keep some of the heat from the exhaust from being
transferred back to the engine I think it would probably help the cooling
of the engine.


Scott Keck
71 Fastback, one tire in grave

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