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mytoy
05-03-01, 07:26 PM
Has anyone put a heat shield on their starter, what type, the wrap or the metal type , if so did it help, and how long did it take to install

chuck
05-03-01, 09:44 PM
I first installed a heat shield,my starter still had heat soak. I then installed the insulated wrap. with both of them on i haven't had a problem.I purchased both items at Summit Racing.They were not that hard to install.Had to pull the starter . Chuck

BBB454
05-04-01, 09:03 AM
Yes, I purchased the wrap-type shield from a local speed shop in 10/97 but I guess it was already too late for that starter because I had to replace it in 4/98. I can't remember what the symptoms were but I think it had problems starting when it was hot. This starter still works like a champ, cold or hot, so maybe it has helped? I didn't actually install it, my husband installed it on the first starter, and my 'Vette mechanic installed it on the 2nd starter, and I remember hearing that it was kind of a pain...

Have fun! :s
Barb

SwaveDave
05-04-01, 05:20 PM
I used the wrap around heat shield, and it was easy to put on . It holds securely and it alot easier than bolting on the metal heat shield. I also did the one end of it , as it sits real close a header. Gives very good protection.

SwaveDave

Ken
05-04-01, 05:53 PM
I've heard horror stories about the (tape type) wrap on headers; I don't know about using it on the starter, but I'd be careful. ;)

chuck
05-04-01, 10:40 PM
Originally posted by 1987 Z51
I've heard horror stories about the (tape type) wrap on headers; I don't know about using it on the starter, but I'd be careful. ;) Z51, the type of starter insulater i'm talking about comes with its own metal straps to hold it on. Mine has been on my car about 6 years now. Bought it at Summit. I agree i would not use any tape type of insulater on the starter. Chuck