<VV> Turbo exhaust housing heat blanket or wrapping
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Sun Nov 28 15:31:35 EST 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Leonard" <dave at arborlea.com>
Subject: Re: <VV> Turbo exhaust housing heat blanket or wrapping
> I ran a wrapped cross-over and inlet on my '66 e-flow Corsa for quite a
> while. It's a pain to install - not much space around the pipes - and
> boost the cross-over will almost melt under the insulation.
Don't forget that removing the lower shrouds usually lowers the factory
guage head temp reading by about 100^ F.
Balance that good news against possible more wear from longer warm ups...
but corvairs warm up fast anyway, and running a grade " thinner " motor oil
would help resist cool running wear. Storing for winter also helps (g).
Concerning .. burning out exhaust pipes & turbine inlet pipes ...
anecdotally, we run a crutched up forced air heater in our shop, and the
original 4130 normal steel heat pickup tubes lasted about 1.5 years . we
replaced them with stainless steel ... still not burnt out some 18 years now
... seems pretty cost-effective ...
reargards, ken campbell, iou
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