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turbo heat shield??
« on: 11:18, Wed 06 August 2008 »
do these help much with regards to heat soak and what not???
some people say no some say yes..
im at 2 minds about buying one
thanks for listening any opinion appreciated

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« Reply #1 on: 13:16, Wed 06 August 2008 »
it stops the heat getting back into the turbo so yes

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« Reply #2 on: 13:31, Wed 06 August 2008 »
I use one purely for the fact i won't melt anything to the turbo when it gets hot...

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« Reply #3 on: 13:45, Wed 06 August 2008 »
i spose....ive ordered one form cgb neways

does it go over the top or do u have to make a hole for the oil feed???
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« Reply #4 on: 15:13, Wed 06 August 2008 »
It covers the exhaust part mainly and doesn't obstruct the piping.

I've got a CGB one fitted.


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« Reply #5 on: 15:52, Wed 06 August 2008 »
thanks very much ash-lee

helps a lot mate
cheers

quite easy to fit then i take it???
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« Reply #6 on: 16:57, Wed 06 August 2008 »
a bolt on part 10 mins no longer

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« Reply #7 on: 17:10, Wed 06 August 2008 »
make sure you keep it clean though, underneath as well as they can catch light. pretty rare though.  :D
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« Reply #9 on: 17:57, Wed 06 August 2008 »
Quote from: "jamie"
make sure you keep it clean though, underneath as well as they can catch light. pretty rare though.  :D


How the heck can an alloy bit of shaped metal catch fire... thats some heat involved there  :lol:

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« Reply #10 on: 19:04, Wed 06 August 2008 »
worth having, mate of mines r5 set fire 15mins after driving it away from the previous owners house, fault was a wire had melted onto the turbo

Either use a heatshield or make dam sure you keep your wiring and hoses away from the turbo
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« Reply #11 on: 19:15, Wed 06 August 2008 »
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thanks very much ash-lee

helps a lot mate
cheers

quite easy to fit then i take it???
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Easy if you have the bracket on the side of the cylinder head that the original heatshield bolts to (also used to route the actuator pipework)

Mine hasn't got that, if you look carefully you can see i have just drilled and twisted to shape a strip of metal.

The other bracket is just a 'L' shaped one that uses one of the nuts on the turbo elbow, a bit tricky to reach but by no means impossible.

Can also double-up as a frying pan i imagine.

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« Reply #12 on: 09:10, Thu 07 August 2008 »
hahaha
i ws thinkin tht aswell...best not touch tht bloody thing after a long drive

ouch!!!


cld nebdy gve me a lil step by step of doin it as i have no clue at all.

thanks a lot
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« Reply #13 on: 16:53, Thu 07 August 2008 »
i need to be getting one too. i get loads of heat soak. i imagine its pretty self explanitry when you offer it up? i might even just make one, isn't it just a bit of alloy with some 90's in it?

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« Reply #14 on: 16:59, Thu 07 August 2008 »
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i need to be getting one too. i get loads of heat soak. i imagine its pretty self explanitry when you offer it up? i might even just make one, isn't it just a bit of alloy with some 90's in it?


Basically yes, just a sheet of stainless steel folded.

Renault and CGB still sell the original heatsheild aswell.