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Old 06-17-2003, 03:41   #1 (permalink)
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Heat Proof Exhaust wrap Smelling bad...

Hey all,

I have my cats wrapped in heat proof exhaust wrap as they were heating the floor up a bit too much, and when I flog it, the tape starts to smoke and smell funny...like a burning smelling...any ideas why?

It doesn do it all the time though, so I am confused....


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Old 06-17-2003, 06:37   #2 (permalink)
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I have my cats wrapped in heat proof exhaust wrap as they were heating the floor up a bit too much, and when I flog it, the tape starts to smoke and smell funny...like a burning smelling...any ideas why?
Does the RSPCA know about this?

But seriously, it's probably just the exhaust wrap "burning in". How long have you had it for? Oh yeah, and you sure it's a good idea to have your cat wrapped in this wrap stuff as they get very hot(hotter then your exhaust)
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:49   #3 (permalink)
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i would think having the cat wrapped would be bad for the life of it ( both feline and exhaust component ) as if the cat gets too hot inside, the stuff inside can melt and break down. With the outer skin wrapped, the heat wont dissipate at all, youd be better off insulating your floorpan
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Id say that the trapped heat would be bad for the cats.
Was recomended not to put it on the headers because it will crack the metal when it gets too hot.
Cats are bit more fragile aswell.


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well considering hot cats get id say it exceeds the temperature that wrap stuff can take
how about using thicker heat shields
instead of covering the bottom of the cat that is designed to disapate heat
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i`ve seen that heat tape actually crystalize a set of headers on a supercharged corolla. when touched it crumbled and looked like brown sugar. couldnt believe my eyes, lucky it wasnt mine. (as if i would be seen in a corolla)
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If the cats were causing that much heat through the floor, then insulating them to themselves would have to make them hotter, and they get damn hot all by themsleves.

I would work out a way to heat shield the floor pan better either underneath, or thicker padding on the inside.

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The heat wrap has been on there for about 150kms (if that). The reason why the floor gets hot on drivers side is because there is about 1cm clearance between the cat and floor pan ( i have about 2.5 cms though on passenger side so that weird!!!) so when the fairlane gets it superlows I dont leave them behind on a speed hump!!!....I think I will have to bash the floor up to make some more room and make some sort of shield.

Actually, come to think of it, only the drivers side smells...and thats where all the heat is....it cant be blocked though cos the exhaust shop checked them before they put them back in....(they are my original cats). It just must be there is not enough air travel b/w floor pan and cat on drivers side....
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With the sheilds id put one above the cat, not all the way around it.
Did u ask your zorst shop about it? Theyd have a few tricks up their sleeves


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Yeah, and they wrapped them - its fine when driving normally...just gets a bit hot (warm, not hot) when I flog it....my old eb (6 cylinder) did it too...guess is just cause the exhuast gases are travelling faster so produce more heat...

I dont think I will worry about it too much, but when exams are over I intended to make a heat shield for the extractors, so may make one for the cats at the same time....

What material do you think would be good? I was thinking some thin alluminium or the like?
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