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Warning Anyone With Miltek 4-2-1 Manifold 56k warning.

#21 User is offline   JamesMalin 

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 11:12 AM

Its like Aladdin's cave in your garage!

I'll be round soon for my alloys and i can show you what i mean about my manifold.
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 02:01 PM

QUOTE (JamesMalin @ Feb 25 2007, 11:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Its like Aladdin's cave in your garage!

I'll be round soon for my alloys and i can show you what i mean about my manifold.



it is a bit like that wink.gif

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:23 PM

Was lucky enough to be in Alladins cave myself earlier... i dont own a Puma but if i did?!
well suffice to say Al just needs that dodgy shell on Ebay for a full car i think!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 07:43 PM

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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:07 PM

hey al thanks for the warning, have been monitering condition of coolant hose and plastic steering rack thing since i fitted manifold.

does the head sheild stick on??
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Posted 25 February 2007 - 09:08 PM

yes mate it is adhesive, and reflects heat upto 2000 degrees.

the adhesive seems very strong, the material is about 3mm thick and it looks like woven matting with aluminium.

good stuff apparently smile.gif

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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:32 PM

out of curiousity has anyone else missing this heat shield had a look to see if they are suffering from heat damage?
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:35 PM

its qute hard to see with the top piece of the heat shield on but you can see it if you look hard with a torch
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 10:58 PM

QUOTE (happy-kat @ Feb 26 2007, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
out of curiousity has anyone else missing this heat shield had a look to see if they are suffering from heat damage?


well iv been checking mine every two weeks when im in doin the oil checks and stuff. i noted this as any area of concern when i fitted the manifold as its a plastic item with a sort of foam trim. didnt look very friendly to a 600-800°C manifold.

i havent yet seen any heat damage to the steering rack cover thing, i can see mine cleary al as ive removed the top heat sheild aswell.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:03 PM

ive not removed mine was just removed for them pics wink.gif

strange wonder why mine was getting it so bad

its been on for nearly two years maybe its just happened over time, i do alot of 3 plus hour trips at weekends so it has time to get proper hot.
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Posted 26 February 2007 - 11:20 PM

QUOTE (Big Boy Al @ Feb 26 2007, 11:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ive not removed mine was just removed for them pics wink.gif

strange wonder why mine was getting it so bad

its been on for nearly two years maybe its just happened over time, i do alot of 3 plus hour trips at weekends so it has time to get proper hot.


do you not do track days aswell al? that would definately get the manifold into the high temps for long periods.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 12:13 PM

shouldn't matter. It should be fit for purpose and that is get hot wink.gif
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 03:24 PM

Just looked at mine and no signs of any burning/melting, but i hardly do any long runs, will get some of that Shielding though, before the A272 run and Combe.
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Posted 27 February 2007 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (shaun @ Feb 26 2007, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
do you not do track days aswell al? that would definately get the manifold into the high temps for long periods.



nope never done any track days, only a few laps of he ring last year..

as i say theres not many of my journeys that are under half hour and put it this way the exhaust would get quite hot even in that time wink.gif wink.gif

might just have been mine but just seems strange so thought i would warn everyone just incase.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 02:25 PM

My miltek system came with the car, and I've since put 40k on it. I do drive the car quite hard and certainly use the 4-7k rev range a lot. My trip to work is an hour each way, so plenty of time to build up heat.

I've not seen any problems like the original pics. The down pipes are still relatively shiney.

The only problem I've had is that the (original) cat developed a rather large hole on Monday - it looked quite sorry compaired to the rest of the exhuast.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 05:18 PM

You've made me wonder about the heat shield now. I have a Miltek and i'm pretty sure i have the lower heatshield fitted. Everytime i go to Pumabuild, i end up having it tightened up as it comes loose and knocks on the manifold when driven.

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 02:38 PM

I have got the burnt plastic thing aswell... gonna stick some alu heat shield on either today or tomorrow...
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:02 PM

Had my system fitted for a year and a bit, no signs of damage (heat related or otherwise) to anything inside the engine bay. Your manifold looks a bit rusty though.

With regards to heat wrap, I had heard that the non-metallic form of this wrap could over time corrode the metal it was surrounding after being exposed to water. You can get your 4-2-1 manifold and system coated in a permanent hardened ceramic substance via a company up north, comes with different kind of finishes. I was thinking of having this done before I had my 4-2-1 and system fitted.

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:17 PM

more like at the bottom of the engine bay I don't think you can see what Al posted a pic of if you are looking from the top, maybe a mirror and a torch from underneath to would be a way to check
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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:16 PM

QUOTE (yellow puma @ Mar 14 2007, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Had my system fitted for a year and a bit, no signs of damage (heat related or otherwise) to anything inside the engine bay. Your manifold looks a bit rusty though.

With regards to heat wrap, I had heard that the non-metallic form of this wrap could over time corrode the metal it was surrounding after being exposed to water. You can get your 4-2-1 manifold and system coated in a permanent hardened ceramic substance via a company up north, comes with different kind of finishes. I was thinking of having this done before I had my 4-2-1 and system fitted.

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