Next up, now that the downpipes are back from Swaintech after being ceramic coated, will be to wrap them in the DEI thermal exhaust insulating material.
Today I finished removing the stock exhaust manifolds and replaced them with a pair of ceramic coated ported and polished stock manifolds, which probably provide no benefit to airflow.
I also put one of the swaintech coated turbocharger inlet pipes in place on the BorgWarner K03’s to see how it would fit.
I added DEI Reflect-A-Gold on top of the Swaintech White Lightning exhaust coating.
The long pole in the tent that I’ve been waiting on to get started reinstalling my motor has been getting my Autospeed downpipes ceramic coated by Swaintech.
While they were being sent out for the coating I decided to send along the turbo inlet pipes that run along the length of the exhaust manifold to give them the coating as well.
I decided to go with the Swaintech coating based upon the advertised thickness which was a good amount thicker than the other coatings that I could find information about.