Nooooo, they'll just be temperature resistant* and insulating - I guess the idea is to keep the manifold as cool as poss. to stop undoing the work of the intercooler, like the header tank isolation mod.
All systems go then, I guess there'll be much clinking of spanners in Elland in the next few weeks
*FYI phenolic binders are often used in such things as brake pads & clutches as they're pretty heat resistant
Cheers for the info mate
And what is this header tank isolation mod? Google time lol. More mods, luv it.
As for the spanners well unfortunately work is kicking my @ss time wise and I go on damn holiday. Silly non forester related activities
but I'm sure Cape Verde can put a smile on my face lol. I'm positively leaking money everywhere at the moment too which is bloody annoying. I swear the more of it I make the less of it I seem to have to spend how the hell does that work then eh? Just going to keep picking bits up as I go along and then blitz it all in a oner. Not even got any of my suspension or bushing mods done yet lol. I was keen to get a few bits done before the MOT but I found a very friendly tester so no real rush there either now. What with my time constraints etc i think it's going to end up being a mad dash type of affair. One day it will just be good old man forester then it'll break from cover a few days later a completely different beast
It will be so worth it in the end tho. I'm getting so excited lmao I'm like a big kid with a toy lol