One other thing that might be relatively inexpensive if you can fit them is to switch to the later models "clamshell" motor mounts as the motor mount bolts to the frame rail and the "clamshell" bolts to the block.The clamshell would actually block most of the heat just by their design & where they bolt up to the block.Well that looks problematic
went to change the engine oil after the big trip, noticed a gob of poly hanging off a tie rod end and yea. First picture is driver side, next is passenger side. Engine oil looked good for the engine still being fresh. Half dozen flakes in the pan, can’t complain.
anyone else have a solution, not switching to solids yet. Might try to find a heat shield or fabricate something.
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no... for now. From a lot of reading it seems that the turbo blanket does do good in that regards but it also overloads the exhaust side bearing with additional heat. When doing a “daily”/no trailer deal that’s not an ideal situation. As much as it is about making power, reliability is #1. I’ve talked to a couple people with similar builds and noted it’s not a good idea. Use a loose fitting heat shield if required which is on the list for this winter.are you going to wrap the hot side of turbo with a jacket??
it should help contain the heat also...
I have to admit it's one of the better build up's on TC.You might want to name it TurbeauSweet maple syrup!!!
856hp 986trq wheel at 5400rpm. Pump gas at 10.5psi.
So we drove a total of 4hrs to the dyno. Went to see my buddy with the dirty drag week dart! First pull after a 2hr haul was 750 wheel, even he was surprised hah!
we started at 7psi and went up to 10.5-11psi peak. At this horsepower level we decided not to keep going as the spark plug heat range was getting too hot NGK 5’s. As well there was a little spark scatter going on 1-2 runs so I will need to upgrade to a phasAble distributor rotor.
EGT system worked and boy I will tell you that brodix dual plane has wicked distribution. Difference was around 50f between all cylinders. #1 ran the hottest at 1500f I believe this is beachside of how the fuel swirls off the sniper throttle blades. That said it stayed the same moving up in boost.
also boostane for the win! With all the mid range timing in it I picked up well over 50hp/50trq running some octane boost between 3500-4500rpm. I’ll be honest, it’s the only shit I have seen work. This was done on a back to back test, no timing or boost changes.
so with 4psi left on the table that is a addition 150hp, I’ll break 1k whp on pump with a little juice when I am done
I am pleased with the result especially as this is all built by myself. Only thing out sourced was block machine work.
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