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Old 09-30-2012, 12:11 AM   #126
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Great thread. I've got an inexpensive thermal gun and this makes it look like a toy. I purchased a turbo blanket for my former WRX, but never installed it. Had I seen these results it would have been on the turbo the day it arrived in the mail.

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:34 AM   #127
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I guess you've never heard of vibration?
to the point of wearing through the blanket fibers when there arent any sharp edges on the underside of the heat shield?

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Old 09-30-2012, 12:56 PM   #128
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refer to PTP's website in the FAQ section or a thread that the Unabomber made here. There are no negative effects of running a turbo blanket.
I've been using a P2P turbo blanket for a long time now and I've had 2 issues with turbo blankets in general (rather than P2P).

First, on an upgraded turbo in my Scooby with IWG and a T3/T4 sized blanket I have experienced interference with WGA operation. Even when adequately fastening the blanket with mechanic's wire and verifying clearance I have come back a month later and found it rubbing and WGA action to be hampered.

Second, my Ford developed a leak on the turbo oil supply fitting. The inside of the turbo blanket was saturated with oil and it was only a matter of luck and timing that it didn't burn to the ground. Anything that collects, contains and wicks a significant amount of oil in the immediate vicinity of a turbo hot side is a big liability.

Can you capture infrared images when the turbo, intercooler, etc. are actually in operational heat ranges? I am curious to see the data at driving temperatures. Maybe do some 60' launches in the parking lot or use fuel cut launch control to get everything hot? Or just flog the car on the highway and pull over immediately.

Thank you sir, well done.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #129
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here are some pics after some aggressive driving. My blanket moved a bit and some of the turbo is exposed and the infrared picks it up nicely.


here is a pic of the downpipe


as you can see quite the difference once you apply boost.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:09 PM   #130
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there was a question back a few about, how much heat was being trapped under the blanket? well, as you can see 470 F is underneath and about 100 and change is getting through, with less on the top of the heatshield.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #131
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TMIC after the driving

was idling for a bit so it got heatsoaked a bit while i took the other pics.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #132
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Dammit you might talk me into getting a heat shield as well. I'm going cheap though and doing the Bomber's DIY kit with a buddy. Blanket for $18.50? YES PLEASE.

I'm surprised the composite is getting that hot.

So when you throwing on a PW or FMS TMIC?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:17 PM   #133
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:24 PM   #134
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more downpipe action after a few mins of cooling.

**I have also obtained 100 ft of PTP's lava wrap for my downpipe, so when I get some time soon ill be adding that update as well.**

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Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 PM   #135
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Dammit you might talk me into getting a heat shield as well. I'm going cheap though and doing the Bomber's DIY kit with a buddy. Blanket for $18.50? YES PLEASE.

I'm surprised the composite is getting that hot.

So when you throwing on a PW or FMS TMIC?
send me a copy of your DIY blanket if you want it tested.

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Old 10-01-2012, 11:45 PM   #136
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Great info hero thxs
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #137
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here are some pics after some aggressive driving. My blanket moved a bit and some of the turbo is exposed and the infrared picks it up nicely.
Excellent! Thank you sir
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:14 PM   #138
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Now I feel good about spending the extra cash on the heat blanket! Great work!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #139
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Great job Hero! Where's those lava wrap pictures?
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:02 PM   #140
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Very cool thread!
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #141
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Great job Hero! Where's those lava wrap pictures?
the infrared testing is nearly complete, this weekend I would expect an update.
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:13 AM   #142
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your DP isn't wrapped, right? i'd like to see an reading with a wrapped DP
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Old 10-12-2012, 01:56 AM   #143
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:11 PM   #144
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i installed my ptp blanket and wrapped my downpipe this weekend. I also left the cobb heatshield on for the extra heat protection.

initial results... opening the hood after a decent run there is a noticible difference. the intercooler is barely warm to the touch and just the heat around the turbo is no where near as hot as it usually is. I could touch the heat shield with my hand.

very nice.
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:48 PM   #145
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i installed my ptp blanket and wrapped my downpipe this weekend. I also left the cobb heatshield on for the extra heat protection.

initial results... opening the hood after a decent run there is a noticible difference. the intercooler is barely warm to the touch and just the heat around the turbo is no where near as hot as it usually is. I could touch the heat shield with my hand.

very nice.
hey congratulations! welcome to the club
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:30 AM   #146
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Am I the only that didn't notice much of a difference? No way in hell I'd be able to touch the blanket, or heatshield with my bare hands after a run. Surface temps were 350 degrees on the blanket and 180 on the heatshield.

Did I do something wrong?!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:50 AM   #147
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Quick question: can you benefit from a heatshield/turbo blanket without needing a retune?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #148
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Quick question: can you benefit from a heatshield/turbo blanket without needing a retune?
Yes.5
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:25 PM   #149
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Am I the only that didn't notice much of a difference? No way in hell I'd be able to touch the blanket, or heatshield with my bare hands after a run. Surface temps were 350 degrees on the blanket and 180 on the heatshield.

Did I do something wrong?!
hummm... around 65 degrees here.... but a drive from work to home with a little spirited driving up a mountain, i could touch the heat sheild. Not place my hand on it and leave it there, but i could touch it without being burned. before, i could feel the heat on my face when i looked at it.
I got the blanket really tight around the hot side...

it made a noticible difference.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #150
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Am I the only that didn't notice much of a difference? No way in hell I'd be able to touch the blanket, or heatshield with my bare hands after a run. Surface temps were 350 degrees on the blanket and 180 on the heatshield.

Did I do something wrong?!
take a pic of your install, maybe we can help
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