- Mar 3, 2007
I got a 50 foot roll of the 1 inch wide and still ran out. I soaked it in a bucket of water beforehand. It does make it easier to work with and let's you wrap a lot tighter than dry. I wrapped it really tightly each wrap having half the width of the tape. I'm gong to have to buy another ten feet of wrap to complete it exactly as I want it. I'm pretty happy with it. It did steam up pretty nicely thru my new carbon trix hood vent when I first test drove it after the install. People were getting pretty excited at stop lights etc thinking that my car was overheating. Right off the bat, I noticed that it did spool up the turbo faster! Underhood temperatures do seem to be lower. Not a huge amount lower but lower. I found the wire ties really hard to work with. I also found the heat in the engine bay to be more localized, more centered around the exhaust side of the block and quite a bit lower on the intake side of the motor. I think I'm going to wrap the rest of the manifold, the O2 sensor housing with it's dump tube and the downpipe up to the flex section. As soon as I finish wrapping the exhaust manifold I'm going to spray it with the hi temp silicon spray to keep it together for longer.