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Old 10-13-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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Exclamation Turbo wrap experience

This morning on the way to work I noticed a small smell coming from the car, I get to the guard shack and stop to show my ID. I look up and see what I thought was steam coming from the vents in the hood, here latly there has been alot of morning moisture so steam wasn't unusual.

After a second or two I noticed that it wasn't steam it was SMOKE

So I open the hood, get out my flashlight to see what it is, and its smoking from under the thermal blanket!!!! So I grab a bottle of Diet Coke and pour it onto the turbo putting out the smoldering turbo blanket.

I go straight back home and pull off the turbo wrap, the bottom layer was turned BLACK and you could tell it had been scorched. I checked for leaks thinking maybe the oil line or the coolant line may have been leaking into the wrap. Nothing was leaking, so I drive back to work and get into the parking lot and check it again, still no leaks.

Any Idea why this happened??

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Old 10-14-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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sounds like it's time for jethot coating on all that pretty turbo steel
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john i seen your post on the jet and was going to reply but forgot i had the same prob same brand and all i think it just get to hot there i have it on my down pipe and dump tube and have no probs maybe it because the turbo housings thicker and hold heat long there for it gets hotter im not sure but i had the same thing happen i just took it of no probs could tell in diff in spool time so i guess its ok
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I talked to Belacyrf and he had the exact same problem, he ended up taking his off too.

I'm looking for a stainless heat shield now, most places dont have one for a turbo this "small"
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so would jethot have any effect in a scenario like this? or do you have it coated already?
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It might work, but if I pull this turbo off.... I'll put a bigger one on in its place
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