Donations towards server fund so far this month.

 
£0.00 / £100.00 per month
Page:
Home > Help Needed / General Tech Chat > Turbo blankets

JT

User Avatar

2725 Posts
Member #: 637
Post Whore

Hertfordshire

Hi

Does anyone use a turbo blanket?
I'm wondering if it would help with under bonnet temperatures.

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


theoneeyedlizard

User Avatar

7123 Posts
Member #: 1268
The Boom Boom speaker Police!

Essex

Iím planning on fitting one because my turbo will be side mounted. Itís not running yet so canít tell you if itís any good or not.

In the 13's at last!.. Just


JT

User Avatar

2725 Posts
Member #: 637
Post Whore

Hertfordshire

Very neat and tidy.

Are you running a gt17? I can't find a blanket sold as a gt17 one. Thinking one for a T2 would fit though?

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


theoneeyedlizard

User Avatar

7123 Posts
Member #: 1268
The Boom Boom speaker Police!

Essex

I think my blanket is for a T2. The turbo is a TD04, pretty much the same size externally as the 17.

In the 13's at last!.. Just


JT

User Avatar

2725 Posts
Member #: 637
Post Whore

Hertfordshire

My only concern with them is it making the turbo so hot under the blanket.
Mines in standard position under the carb.

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


shane

User Avatar

2059 Posts
Member #: 1246
Post Whore

Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Ceramic coating is another option.
Shane


madmk1

User Avatar

5347 Posts
Member #: 6181
Double hard bastard

brookwood woking

Nope or else I would have to fit a heater *tongue*


Attachments:

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


stevieturbo

3383 Posts
Member #: 655
Post Whore

Northern Ireland




On 29th Jun, 2019 JT said:
My only concern with them is it making the turbo so hot under the blanket.
Mines in standard position under the carb.


That is no real concern unless you're doing endurance racing or something.

9.85 @ 145mph
202mph standing mile
speed didn't kill me, but taxation probably will


Paul S

User Avatar

8581 Posts
Member #: 573
Formerly Axel

Podland

Smallest I could find on Ebay, but still needed cutting down. Not run in anger yet.

Saul Bellow - "A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep."
Stephen Hawking - "The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."


dazibee

User Avatar

549 Posts
Member #: 1356
Post Whore

TRURO, CORNWALL




On 29th Jun, 2019 JT said:
My only concern with them is it making the turbo so hot under the blanket.
Mines in standard position under the carb.


Dunno if this is true or not. I read somewhere keeping the heat inside the turbo reduces lag etc ?


JT

User Avatar

2725 Posts
Member #: 637
Post Whore

Hertfordshire




On 30th Jun, 2019 dazibee said:



Dunno if this is true or not. I read somewhere keeping the heat inside the turbo reduces lag etc ?


Yes I've read this aswel.

I was only concerned about the heat build up due to the fact you are supposed to let the engine idle before turning off to try and get the heat out of the turbo. Can just imagine the heat building up with a blanket on?

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


Turbo Phil

User Avatar

4410 Posts
Member #: 20
My sister is so fit I won't show anyone her picture

Lake District

Heat is energy which can be used to drive the turbine. So in theory a hotter exhaust charge could reduce lag.
What turbo are you using ? Iíd imagine a water cooled core would cope somewhat better with the added heat.

Phil.

WWW.TURBO-MINI.COM


Steve220

94 Posts
Member #: 11017
Advanced Member

Shropshire

Has anyone got a link to a use able turbo blanket for a GT17?


theoneeyedlizard

User Avatar

7123 Posts
Member #: 1268
The Boom Boom speaker Police!

Essex

Anything designed for a T2 will work

In the 13's at last!.. Just


JT

User Avatar

2725 Posts
Member #: 637
Post Whore

Hertfordshire




On 30th Jun, 2019 Turbo Phil said:
Heat is energy which can be used to drive the turbine. So in theory a hotter exhaust charge could reduce lag.
What turbo are you using ? Iíd imagine a water cooled core would cope somewhat better with the added heat.

Phil.


I'm using a gt17 with water plumbed in to it.

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


JT

User Avatar

2725 Posts
Member #: 637
Post Whore

Hertfordshire




On 29th Jun, 2019 shane said:
Ceramic coating is another option.
Shane


Can this be done to stainless steel manifolds aswel?

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


shane

User Avatar

2059 Posts
Member #: 1246
Post Whore

Lowestoft, Suffolk.


My local powder coat company said it wasnít an issue when I enquired about getting my manifold, down pipe and exhaust housing done.

Shane

On 1st Jul, 2019 JT said:



On 29th Jun, 2019 shane said:
Ceramic coating is another option.
Shane


Can this be done to stainless steel manifolds aswel?


Anthony30

User Avatar

124 Posts
Member #: 10828
Advanced Member

Rainhill, Merseyside.

I would rather ceramic coat the exhaust housing, manifold and downpipe. :/

On 18th Nov, 2014 D4VE said:
went down to my local hydraulics place and he gave me a suitable replacement larger nipple *smiley*


shane

User Avatar

2059 Posts
Member #: 1246
Post Whore

Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Is there any reason why you couldnít do both?
Any pros/cons?

Shane


Steve220

94 Posts
Member #: 11017
Advanced Member

Shropshire

You could, but it would be expensive for marginal gains. Ceramic coating can be prone to chipping too. I got a forge turbo blanket for my GT17, fits nicely!

Edited by Steve220 on 6th Jul, 2019.

Home > Help Needed / General Tech Chat > Turbo blankets
Users viewing this thread: none. (+ 1 Guests)  
To post messages you must be logged in!
Username: Password:
Page: