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Brettbewey

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Heat shield is it needed
« on: 19:04, Sat 15 October 2011 »
I've just noticed my heat shield is ripped all over so I've taken it off in pieces. Is it needed and is there an alternative to the standard one as it looks rubbish

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #1 on: 19:56, Sat 15 October 2011 »
Renault wouldn't have added cost to manufacture of the car by fitting them if they weren't needed, leaving them off will just lead to problems, my car came with the alternator heatshield missing and 500 miles later the starter had cooked and car wouldn't start.
There are stainless ones available but they are not as effective at reducing heat as the standard Renault ones

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #2 on: 22:14, Sat 15 October 2011 »
They arent technically needed. Never run one on any of my fives. Starters have all lasted more than 500 miles.

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #3 on: 22:38, Sat 15 October 2011 »
Which heat shield are you refering to?

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #4 on: 09:58, Sun 16 October 2011 »
I have not used a turbo hatshield in years and not had a problem, Same with the starter heatshield but I have always heat wrapped my turbo downpipe to control heat.  I have even used heat reflective wrap on the starter motor to help try and keep heat of the starter.

Brettbewey

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #5 on: 12:04, Sun 16 October 2011 »
It's the big heat shield that goes around the turbo and down pipe across the back of the block. The furry one  :D looks more like a fire hazard with what looks like insulation hanging out of it  :lol: I was thinking heat wrap the turbo the down pipe and the manifold

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #6 on: 13:05, Sun 16 October 2011 »
First trip down to ace i had that one on fire when i pulled in. Take it off

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #7 on: 15:11, Sun 16 October 2011 »
:shock: that's what I thought as it looks like it would burn well. I reckon some decent heat wrap would be much safer just need advice before I go ahead

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #8 on: 16:39, Sun 16 October 2011 »
I had to go in and get a cup of water for it :D
I'm sure in perfect condition it wouldn't catch. Mine was a bit frayed

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #9 on: 16:54, Sun 16 October 2011 »
As above, if it's the standard turbo heatshield and it's falling apart. Remove it as soon as possible.

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #10 on: 17:21, Sun 16 October 2011 »
:shock: that's what I thought as it looks like it would burn well. I reckon some decent heat wrap would be much safer just need advice before I go ahead

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #11 on: 12:58, Wed 19 October 2011 »
After adjusting my actuator for the fisrt time i left the heat shield "a bit loose" incase I needed to get back to re adjust the actuator. After a quick blast down the A3 to see what boost I was getting, 20psi  :lol: went a bit far... i had smoke pooring out the engine at the traffic lights of the slip road, I thought I had killed it, pulled up to find the heat shield on fire where it was resting against the Turbo elbow. so I removed it and cliped all the wires back that were above it so they dont get too hot.

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #12 on: 19:22, Thu 20 October 2011 »
Thanks for all your help guys I'm gonna leave it off heat wrap everything and clip pipes and cables off

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Re: Heat shield is it needed
« Reply #13 on: 23:05, Thu 20 October 2011 »
heat shields are for pussies   :lol: