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How To: Install Exhaust Wrap by Mishimoto

Discussion in 'Engine Tech / Drivetrain DIY How-To's' started by Mishimoto, Jan 25, 2010.



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  1. Mishimoto

    Mishimoto Product Manufacturer 5+ Year Member

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    DIY Guide – Heat Wrapping your exhaust manifold

    Since we at Mishimoto love to see our customers happy, we wanted to show you how to wrap an exhaust manifold with our new Mishimoto Exhaust Wrap. Click the link to see what the wrap can do for you!

    http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=181344

    The manifold we are wrapping today is a 4-1, 2 piece, Honda D16 (4 cylinder) header.

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    Step #1 – Cleaning and Preparation

    Clean off any and all dirt, oils, or anything else that may have made it’s way onto the surface. We sprayed it down with Simple Green, cleaned it, and then wiped it down with a cloth and Brakleen.

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    Step #2 – Starting the Wrap

    We started with the downpipe first. Unroll about 2 feet or so and make the first wrap. Put some zip ties on it to prevent the wrap from moving.

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    Step #3 – Wrapping

    Begin to wrap tightly around the exhaust piece while pulling on the wrap itself.

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    *Remember to continually pull on the wrap to keep it tight!

    **Make sure you over lap about a ½”**

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    When you get to a bend, you must pull the wrap in order to get any creases, overlaps, and folds out!

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    **We found it would be easier to wrap while the o2 sensor was installed. This prevented us from getting any of the wrap stuck in the threads.

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    Apply zip ties to hold it in place. Almost done!

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    Step #4 – Finishing the Wrap

    Take a steel tie, put it around where you started wrapping.

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    Now, get a buddy to help. Hold the silver piece, and pull on the black steel to tighten the tie. We used pliers to do this. Once tightened, fold the extra back over the silver piece and then push the metal “clips” down to hold everything in place.

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    Now repeat step #4 where the wrap ends (at the other side of the exhaust piece). Cut off the extra that’s left over.

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    Done the downpipe!


    Step #5

    Now, repeat steps #1-4 for the upper piece. Remember to keep it tight! The more bends the manifold has, the more of a chance a fold, or flap can develop! We found it was easier to unroll the remaining wrap and pull it all through with each pass.

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    Pulling the wrap through:
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    Try to do as much wrapping as possible without stopping. We chose to go down runner #4, and up runner #3 and cut. Then, a separate piece going down runner #2 and coming up #1. This was the preferred method rather than wrapping each runner, then cutting when we got to the end. Not mention, you would probably run out of the steel ties, too.

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    Both #3 and #4 runners wrapped, and tied.

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    Now, begin wrapping the remaining runners of the manifold the same way.

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    Manifold is now done!

    We then bolted the two pieces together and we were finished! Here are some pictures of the final product.

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    Be sure to check out our Mishimoto Exhaust Wrap in action! Click the link below:

    http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=181344

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jersey8

    Jersey8 B20: Detroit Muscle! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    heres a little trick, put the wrap in a bucket of water and get it wet. this allows you to pull the wrap tighter, and when it dries it tightens up really good. this provides a better looking finished product and reduces flaps and breaks
     
  3. militition

    militition New Member

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    exhaust wrap
    Any one have any experience with Taylor Cable products? i was curious if it really drops air temps under the hood.
     
  4. aeraiva

    aeraiva Dedicated Civic Owner

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    Agreed and recommended.
     
  5. aeraiva

    aeraiva Dedicated Civic Owner

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    To add to it, note that your header wrap will give off smoke when you start driving. This will continue for a few full cycles (warm up/cool down) or up to about a weeks time. It is completely normal and will eventually stop. It's part of the curing process so don't go thinking your wrap is gonna go up in flames. It won't (unless you got some really crappy off-brand wrap for dirt cheap).
     
  6. CALIKID

    CALIKID New Member

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    good write up. i was going to to this to my headers thnaks
     
  7. barcasmith

    barcasmith Banned

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    Excellent tutorial, gonna try this out..
     


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