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Carbs heat shield bad for starter motor?, on Vitesse


daverclasper
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Hi. I have read that heat shields can can cause too much heat around the starter?.

I cut a piece from an old sheet of alloy heat shield I found on the side of the road. It covers pretty much the whole area under the carbs and the top of ex manifold, so I guess a lot more manifold heat will now be in the area under the carbs and by the starter.

Is this bad for the starter?.

It has helped a lot with whatever was causing fuel vaporization/bad running/restarting after slow running in hot weather.

Cheers, Dave

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with a std exhaust manifold i dont think that would be a problem  

on a 631 tubular it can be close  i made a shield to cover the end of a hi torque on mine 

starters will get as hot as the engine , they are close too and bolted on the back plate this transfers all the heat into the starter which is made to withstand as such 

Pete

6 minutes ago, daverclasper said:

fuel vaporization/bad running/restarting after slow running in hot weather.

this would be more to do with being too rich at idle than vapourising getting upset by high under bonnet air temperatures 

or a too slow idle and less fan speed 

Pete

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