Heatshield Products Introduces the Lava Starter Shield

Heatshield-Products-Lava-Starter-ShieldHeatshield Products Introduces the Lava Starter Shield, made from crushed volcanic rock fiber. This heat shield protects the starter motor and solenoid from excessive heat, which extends their life and improves starter cranking performance.

Official Release:

Heat-cooked starter motors and starter solenoids are a thing of the past, thanks to the Heatshield Products Lava Starter Shield. Specially engineered to protect these electric components that are mounted in the hottest part of the engine bay, Lava Starter Shield is made using Heatshield Products patented and proven crushed volcanic rock fiber. This is an ideal thermal barrier when there is less than 1-inch of airspace between the starter and heat sources such as headers, and also works great when there is more airspace. Lava Starter Shield has a cool, carbon-fiber appearance, and it does not conduct electricity, unlike nearly all competitive thermal barriers. That means that you don’t have to worry about an electrical short that could occur with exposed starter terminals coming in contact with the shield.

Protecting the starter motor and solenoid from excessive heat will extend the life of these products, improve starter cranking performance when hot, and reduce electrical amp draw while starting under hot conditions. Lava Starter Shield protects the starter from constant temperatures as high as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and short-term temps as high as 2,000 degrees.

Heatshield Products Lava Starter Shield is available in two sizes to fit the majority of starter designs:
• 501070 High-Torque Starters; 7¼ x 21¾ inches
• 501071 Small Starters; 3½ x 18 inches

Lava Starter Shield is easy to install and typically doesn’t require starter removal. Using heat-resistant and durable hook and loop fasteners, Lava Starter Shield is wrapped securely around the starter and won’t come off while subjected to engine and driving vibrations. This allows for easy removal, though, when necessary for engine servicing. Made in the USA, Lava Starter Shield is the best way to protect the starter motor and solenoid from damaging heat, preventing costly and inconvenient starter failures from ruining your day.

Features:

  • Protects starter motor and solenoid from damaging heat
  • Patented Heatshield thermal barrier technology withstands constant temps up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and short-term exposure to 2,000 degrees
  • Installs in minutes, typically without requiring starter removal
  • Naturally water, chemical and acid resistant

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Chris McWilliams grew up watching his dad race go-karts around his Southern Indiana home and started racing junior dragsters when he was 10 years old. Chris drove a UMP Mini Stock for two seasons until he totaled his racecar in an accident at Western Kentucky Speedway. He is currently a college student at Oakland City University working on a degree to pay the bills for his dirt racing addiction.
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