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header heat question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    everyone knows that header heat causes premature starter loss sooo....

    instead of taking the headers off and wrapping them with the heat tape
    why not wrap the starter, this would accomplish the same thing no?
     
  2. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Also trapping in moisture...

    Better off with a heatshield, or better yet, just get a mini...
     
  3. Smitty

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    I don't think I'd wrap the starter. The motor generates a lot of heat itself and a wrap would hold the heat inside. A good shield usually works well and still allows the starter to cool.
     
  4. surpip

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    i already have a mini
    :D :p:
     
  5. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My sympathies to the wife... :wink1:

    seriously, a gear reduction starter is a wise investment and not all that expensive...
     
  6. surpip

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    no wife= more toys
    ya i was thinking of getting one of those anyway
    i have alot of crap on the list to get before moab
     
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    You can get a replacement " HI-HEAT" solenoid and your problems are solved. You can get them from Reiman Auto Electric out of Seattle,for around $20.
     
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    I was getting bad heat soak problems even with a heat reflective blanket around the starter so I got a remote solonoid kit from Summit and have never had a problem since.
    Waiting around for half an hour or more for your rig to fire up sucks!
     
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    I'm running the remote solenoid as well...............no heat related problems!
     
  10. Citizen Rider

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    Ive fried 3 or 4 starters offroad. Each one was very hot and gunked over with mud. So soon im going remote starter...
     
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    remote solenoid or remote starter? if the latter.......how do you do that?!
     

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