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My oem exhaust manifold had a crack in it so I replaced everything from that manifold back, and decided to opt for a stainless steel racing header (4-2-1), hi flow cat, and catback exhaust/muffler. However, since replacing the exhaust it seems hotter under the hood that it did oem. In fact the strut bar and intake pipe are pretty darn hot when I check them immediately after driving at normal temp. I could have sworn I followed the directions on the exhaust wrap to a "T" when I wrapped the header and the downpipe. I've always read/heard that exhaust wrap was supposed to keep your engine b