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Forum: S-Series Mods 01-25-2013, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

I have 2 sets left. Dont miss out; Im not going to make any more, too much trouble. How many times have you said Ill get that performance part next year only to find they stopped making it for...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

Im no expert here but here are my thoughts on valve burning. First I have driven my 95 SC-2 with both the phenolic heat shield and the ERG blocked off for almost a year now, over 10,000 miles,...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-07-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,527
Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

No. Valve float is when the valve does not fully close before the next cycle due to week or inadequate valve springs. In other words, it sort of "floats" in the open position. It usually occurs at...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-05-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,527
Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

You can't tell? It's this one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVY-S-10-S10-SATURN-BILLET-CPI-EGR-BLOCK-OFF-VORTEC-/251197027162?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item3a7c82735a
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Forum: S-Series Mods 01-05-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

By the way, I recommend anyone getting these also block off the ERG. This will further reduce heat in the intake manifold. I have dealt with Custom Billet Works on e-Bay. They have 2 different...
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,527
Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

No problem, I'll set one aside for you.
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-03-2013, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

As the first post says $75.00 shipped to US.
Forum: S-Series Mods 01-02-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

Thanks OldNuc, yours are on the way. Only 3 left, don't wait.

By the way, the throttle body spacer is designed to fit a Geo throttle body and includes 2 gaskets. Anyone running the stock Saturn...
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-31-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,527
Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

OK so we have kicked this around for a while. The links I provided show actual results, not on a Saturn, but valid just the same. The point of starting this is that I made up 4 extra ones. The...
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-29-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,527
Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

Good point. Lengthening the intake runner does have a beneficial effect in our Saturns. This shifts the peak torque & horsepower down the RPM range. This is a good thing since the Sx-2 engine...
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By Thor4SL2
Re: Phenolic Heat Shields

You must have a pretty good source for phenolic a piece of 3/8 12x24 black costs me $154.00 + shipping.

The throttle body spacer is not as important as the manifold spacer but there is a heat...
Forum: S-Series Mods 12-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,527
Posted By Thor4SL2
Phenolic Heat Shields

Some time ago the guys at SDA (now out of business) had phenolic spacers made to fit between the intake manifold and the cylinder head for Saturn twin cam engines. The purpose of the heat shield is...
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