wrapping pipes: problems, maybe?
I was talking to the mechanics at the shop I use in Orlando (Cycle Pro, 407-277-5557) about pros/cons of wrapping pipes. They both strongly advised against it, saying that wrapping the pipes can lead to burned exhaust valves. They said that if you trap the heat on the header, the heat will travel back into the motor, and the first thing it hits is the exhaust valve. He said the header is designed to dissipate heat, and if you curtail that function by wrapping them, the heat will have to travel back into the motor.
I am not saying this is a scientific fact, but it does seem to make sense. Has anyone here (who has had the pipes wrapped for a long time) had any issues with damaged exhaust valves? Maybe Racnray can chime in on this subject.
For my peace of mind, I think I will just flush the coolant and add some MoCool to it and leave it at that.
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