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Old 28 May 2016, 09:25 pm
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Default Turbo blanket recommendations

First off, is it wise to install a turbo blanket?

If so, which brand is a nice fit?

Something like this
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Old 30 May 2016, 03:25 am
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if the engineers didn't include it from the factory, and you are running the engine by the conditions it was designed too, there is no reason to get one.
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Old 30 May 2016, 07:49 am
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The benefits:

Reduces the amount of radiant heat coming from turbochargers.

Helps to lower engine bay temperatures, protects other engine bay components from extreme heat.

Reduces turbo lag

1.) A turbo blanket protects components within your engine bay.

The turbo blanket isolates the heat produced by your turbocharger, and prevents that heat from damaging, or even igniting, components surrounding the turbocharger within your engine compartment, such as plastic and rubber hoses and electrical wiring, as well as painted surfaces, such as the engine bay and the surface of the hood. Also, it prevents areas of localized high temperature from damaging the engine itself. For example, a common cause of head gasket failure in turbocharged vehicles is localized heating of a portion of the engine. The heat differential between the portion of the engine near the turbocharger and the rest of the engine can cause warping of the head, and thus, head gasket failure. This has been a known cause of head gasket failure in both OEM and aftermarket turbocharged vehicles.

2.) A turbo blanket improves the performance of your turbocharger by keeping "the hot side hot".

In keeping the exhaust gases within the turbocharger hot, turbocharger efficiency is improved. As you may know, the hotter a gas is, the more expansive it is. Within a contained system of a specified size, the more expansive a gas is, the greater the pressure derived and thus, the greater the flow of gas to escape the containment. With this increased pressure and flow rate for a given engine RPM, the acceleration of the turbocharger's impeller is increased as compared to the same turbocharger with the engine at the same RPM but with cooler exhaust gases. This equates to faster spool up of the turbocharger, as well as greater attainable levels of boost. What a driver will experience with a turbo blanket is greater turbocharger responsiveness. The faster spool up of the turbocharger means less turbo lag and a more linear power curve.

3.) A turbo blanket improves the performance of your turbocharger by keeping "the cool side cool."

As you may know, it is very important to keep engine intake air cool. This is why intercoolers are often utilized with turbochargers. Similar to above, the cooler a gas is (such as intake air), the more dense it is. The more dense the intake air, the more oxygen it contains per unit volume. The more oxygen reaches the engine, the more power can be obtained. In keeping the heat of the exhaust gases contained within the hot side of the turbocharger and away from the cool side of the turbocharger and the intake path, more oxygen per unit volume reaches the engine, and thus, more power.
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Old 30 May 2016, 08:24 am
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If you pull your heat shields off and look at our "turbofold" you will realize that the standard design blankets won't fit. It is a great idea, maybe you can utilize header wrap on our style manifold and continue wrapping on down the o2 housing and downpipe to keep the heat "in"
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Old 30 May 2016, 08:37 am
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Thank you for that confirmation.

I asked eBay sellers if their turbo blanket (pictured above) would fit the Turbofold as it is an unusual design. They said, "yes, this should fit".

Your wrap idea is the next best idea. But I wonder if the shields would still be needed??? That bottom shield design makes the exhaust manifold difficult to near impossible to remove.
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If you are not road racing ...they will actually raise the temperatures of other engine components.

This is a small part of winch should be accompanied by other temperatures control items to make it work effectively (maybe) as they were originally intended for.


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Old 31 May 2016, 06:57 pm
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I asked several eBay sellers. I heard back from another one recently, "Thanks for contacting us. The blanket is mostly used for off-road and track racing.
We do not recommend if it is for street use."

See, there are some people in sales that are honest and will not say anything just to make a sell.

I don't plan to race this PT. I will not trap in the heat with a blanket.
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I asked several eBay sellers. I heard back from another one recently, "Thanks for contacting us. The blanket is mostly used for off-road and track racing.
We do not recommend if it is for street use."

See, there are some people in sales that are honest and will not say anything just to make a sell.

I don't plan to race this PT. I will not trap in the heat with a blanket.
Good Choice!

As someone already mentioned the heat shield would not have fit your turbo anyway. It is designed for the turbine housing of a conventional turbo, not the turbofold used in these cars. Also, the proper way to contain heat is by using a thermal coating. Using a heat shield will actually cause stress cracks to form in your turbine housing. Limited use for off-road or track racing is acceptable, but, as the honest seller noted they should not be used for street applications.

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I have no expertise on this issue. So I'm glad that my hunch on the Blanket was correct. Couldn't see any good coming from holding heat in the turbo. Good info from the guys with experience in these matters. Thanks.
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