[DML] Re: muffler heatshield
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[DML] Re: muffler heatshield

I've seen many folks running aftermarket mufflers, especially the 
header setups, without the heat shield. The purpose of the heat shield 
is to extend the life of the water pump/belts/bearings that would 
otherwise be exposed to pretty tremendous radiant heat from the 

The factory heat shield is asbestos and can take all the heat you can 
toss at it. What tears it up is abrasion and water. You can't buy 
them in the OEM form anymore because they ARE asbestos. They are fine 
unless it has started to shred - in that case you should carefully 
remove it avoiding breathing the dust, and replace it with one of the 
aftermarket solutions. All the vendors have alternatives. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Ed Kane <wingnut702001@...> wrote:
> Hello everyone,  Recently i put a dynomax muffler on my car.  My 
question is,  just exactly how important is the heatshield that goes 
between the muffler and engine.  The heatshield will fit, but if i 
use the factory brakets that hold it to the engine, its pushed 
against the muffler.  So my next question is just how much heat do u 
think that shield can take.  Since it would fit against the muffler 
i'm sure it gets hot.  

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