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Firewall Insulation - Engine Compartment


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I've read most of the posts and have decided to replace my firewall insulation while the engine is out. The alternatives being considered are the stock pad or the excess Fatmat I had from the interior job. Has anyone tried this in the engine compartment and if so, what is the result? I have heard that the adhesive loses its bond with the heat, but cannot confirm. Any advice would be appreciated.

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like anything else prep is key. I think youd be ok on the vertical surface if everything was spotlessly clean before install. But certainly dont use roof barrier or peel n seal. If youre building a nice driver I think it would be fine. You dont really see much anyway once everythings in place. If youre restoring the car to original spend the loot and get the oe piece. They are down in price now anyway..

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I just bought the firewall insulation (still available for about $100.00) 51 48 7 450 10 Use 3M spray adhesive in the black can. They are not expensive and look proper! IE can get them for you

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I just bought the firewall insulation (still available for about $100.00) 51 48 7 450 10 Use 3M spray adhesive in the black can. They are not expensive and look proper! IE can get them for you

I did too but I'm not very impressed. You don't get much for the price. Mechanical strength of the material is about like white bread. I disagree about "not expensive", but it's the only way to get original look in the bay. I installed it using original mounting tabs without glue. Came out nice but I doubt about longevity if car is used daily.

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I just bought the firewall insulation (still available for about $100.00) 51 48 7 450 10 Use 3M spray adhesive in the black can. They are not expensive and look proper! IE can get them for you

I did too but I'm not very impressed. You don't get much for the price. Mechanical strength of the material is about like white bread. I disagree about "not expensive", but it's the only way to get original look in the bay. I installed it using original mounting tabs without glue. Came out nice but I doubt about longevity if car is used daily.

Tommy

I may be numb to the cost of parts after selling them so long. My point was they are 90 bucks now compared to 135 a few months ago

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