Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Thursday December 25, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Factory 2.0L Turbo Powertrain (EJ Series Factory 2.0L Turbo)

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-25-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
bluestone
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 36583
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Irvine, CA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX sedan
Aspen White

Default 02-07 WRX heat shield with clearance for AEM UEGO sensor

Have a Cusco heat shield and ERZ downpipe with a bung just behind the bellmouth. I believe I can use the bung for the UEGO sensor, but doesn't look like there is enough clearance with the heat shield (about 1"). Is there another heat shield that would provide adequate clearance?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by bluestone; 11-25-2012 at 09:03 PM.
bluestone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:31 PM   #2
jbulls93
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 315840
Join Date: Apr 2012
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: New York
Vehicle:
2000 2.5rs

Default

Could go with a turbo blanket instead. Mine has been very effective so far,and is very compact.
jbulls93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
SubieWolfSti
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 331579
Join Date: Sep 2012
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: California
Vehicle:
2006 Impreza WRX STi
Gray

Default

You could use the SPT heat shield, im using a cobb down pipe with a O2 sensor for the AEM failsafe. I have the SPT heat shield along with the factory heat shield and a turbo blanket.
SubieWolfSti is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
bluestone
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 36583
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Irvine, CA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX sedan
Aspen White

Default

Oh yea, I am getting a turbo blanket so would like a shield that can fit the blanket underneath as well.

Cool I'll check out the SPT heat shield. Don't have the factory shield anymore but that's cool that you can keep that too.

Here it says 06-07 but I don't see any reason it can't fit 04:
http://www.rallysportdirect.com/Exhaust-Heat-Shield

How about the Cobb? It looks open at the rear also. The Grimmspeed looks like it has a sloped face that will probably get in the way like my Cusco.
bluestone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
bluestone
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 36583
Join Date: May 2003
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Irvine, CA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX sedan
Aspen White

Default

Anybody know about the Cobb heat shield?
bluestone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
cmiovino
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 134005
Join Date: Dec 2006
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Premium
PSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SubieWolfSti View Post
You could use the SPT heat shield, im using a cobb down pipe with a O2 sensor for the AEM failsafe. I have the SPT heat shield along with the factory heat shield and a turbo blanket.
Overkill?




And I'm sitting here trying to figure out if running just a blanket will overheat the turbo. There are a few posts about it ruining seals and bearings.
cmiovino is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
ogboot
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 170906
Join Date: Feb 2008
Chapter/Region: South East
Vehicle:
2002 WRX
psm

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmiovino View Post
Overkill?
NEVAAAARR!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmiovino View Post

And I'm sitting here trying to figure out if running just a blanket will overheat the turbo. There are a few posts about it ruining seals and bearings.
Link to those posts? Is there any proof? It seems to be an urban legend, really. "I know this guy who knew this guy that's turbo melted down because of a blanket." Some of the gurus around here have firsthand knowledge of wrapped/blanketed turbos that have gone 100k with no failure.

Now, is the blanket a possible fire hazard? That's another story. I have a blanket but my TD04 is pretty tired (assuming 170k, i'm not the original owner). My seals aren't completely blown, but they "sweat" some oil so I'm holding onto the blanket for my turbo upgrade.
ogboot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #8
BoboTheMonkey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 224615
Join Date: Sep 2009
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: La Crosse, WI
Vehicle:
2004 WRX
San Remo Red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bluestone View Post
Anybody know about the Cobb heat shield?
I have the cobb and it works great, but I would have to see if it would fit or not. I mean its pretty open, but my O2 is welded 4 inches down on the DP.
BoboTheMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #9
HinshawWRX
Medium Frank
Moderator
 
Member#: 140114
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Common Sense, VA
Vehicle:
2014 Porsche
GT3 (Currently on Fire)

Default

Modify it to fit..... It's only metal.
HinshawWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2012, 10:38 PM   #10
Concillian
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 4414
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Dublin, CA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX Sedan
Midnight Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmiovino View Post
And I'm sitting here trying to figure out if running just a blanket will overheat the turbo. There are a few posts about it ruining seals and bearings.
Err... wat?

Keeping the turbo cool is the job of the coolant that runs through the turbo.

The stock heatshield is pretty effective and fits tight to aftermarket turbos. I've run that with a blanket underneath it on an 18G for many miles.

You just need to trim away some of the bottom of it so it fits with an aftermarket downpipe. It's really better than most aftermarket heat shields, I don't get why people spend money on new ones when they don't have to.
Concillian is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.