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Questions are definitely okay on last time I checked when you're on a forum lol.
To your question, yes, the blanket will hold in heat like it is designed to do (just like you use at night!). The blanket is wrapped around the hot turbine side where all the exhaust gasses are coming in. The exhaust gasses then spin the turbine which rotates a shaft that connects to the compressor side of the housing. After the exhaust gasses do their job of spinning the turbine, they promptly leave through your catalytic converter and out your exhaust.

The compressor side is spinning at the same rate as the turbine while all this is going on and drawing in nice, cool, clean air and as the name suggests, compresses it (boost). After that I'm sure you get the idea of where the air goes.

For the blanket, we want that turbine to hold onto as much heat as you can reasonably allow. This results is significantly less heat soak of electronics, coolant (waterpump!), and the overall temperature of the engine bay. You will actually get denser air because the compressor side is cooler with the blanket over the turbine side. Also, the hotter the turbine gets, it will actually spool faster resulting in you getting your peak torque faster.

As for longevity of the turbo, I'll say any mod you do to your car, you do at your own risk. The turbo is made to handle a tremendous amount of heat however. Unless you're pulling stupid power and squeezing every last drop of hp from the stock turbo, you wont see any noticeable decrease in life expectancy. I've been running one on my duramax for years and I recently pulled the turbo off to delete the egr on it. That thing is still in tip top shape after 230k miles and absolutely no shaft play. A duramax could be just a little bit different though so I suppose results may vary. My engine temps are significantly lower though and I've been very happy with it.
Ahhh... Only the Exhaust Turbine side gets wrapped: That makes more sense. I still figured the intake turbine would get bleed over heat via the shared shaft, though.
Another interesting point you made that I never considered is that a hotter turbo spools up faster.
Sounds like something I might consider doing if you find a good blanket and let us know about it (especially since I will be installing a new intercooler soon).
 

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Amazing says it will be here on Monday. But I doubt it will, as my town is fighting flooding.

Anyone remember the flood of 97 in Grand Forks, ND, and communities like Crookston? The Red Lake River in my town is expected to break the 97 record. Grand Forks is expected to break their record too.

There is mass sandbagging going d on, and the National Gaurd has been activated. The ride our fire station is on is completely submerged now.

If it does show up, I probably won't be able to report on the fit for a couple days as I am going to be helping out in the community any way I can.
 

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Ahhh... Only the Exhaust Turbine side gets wrapped: That makes more sense. I still figured the intake turbine would get bleed over heat via the shared shaft, though.
Another interesting point you made that I never considered is that a hotter turbo spools up faster.
Sounds like something I might consider doing if you find a good blanket and let us know about it (especially since I will be installing a new intercooler soon).
Make sure you let your turbo cool down after driving and not immediately shut the engine off. All cars with a turbo should have this done anyway so your oil doesnt bake on a hot turbo after shutoff.
 

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Amazing says it will be here on Monday. But I doubt it will, as my town is fighting flooding.

Anyone remember the flood of 97 in Grand Forks, ND, and communities like Crookston? The Red Lake River in my town is expected to break the 97 record. Grand Forks is expected to break their record too.

There is mass sandbagging going d on, and the National Gaurd has been activated. The ride our fire station is on is completely submerged now.

If it does show up, I probably won't be able to report on the fit for a couple days as I am going to be helping out in the community any way I can.
Wow. We deal with hurricanes on east coast cost but people throw parties for them. Havent ever had to deal with major flooding in my life thankfully. Wish yall the best
 

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So did the Turbo wrap fit?
 

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It looks like it COULD fit, but I'd have to disassemble some things. It does not just slip right around, the space is too tight.

I'm off for the next 2 weeks because my wife and I welcomed baby number 4 this past Saturday! So I'll likely get out and see what I need to take apart, and if it fits and Bolts back together just fine.
 

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The first one was actually an old aluminum street sign , I just cut and bent it into shape, primed and painted it. Was still a lot of time to get it to look not "homemade"
I made another for the wires on the drivers side and just recently spent way too much time cutting out and painting some ghost graphics on them😁
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The first one was actually an old aluminum street sign , I just cut and bent it into shape, primed and painted it. Was still a lot of time to get it to look not "homemade"
I made another for the wires on the drivers side and just recently spent way too much time cutting out and painting some ghost graphics on them😁
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I need to put another couple coats of good clear on them but think they turned out pretty well
 

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I always wondered how a stock valve cover would look with cast/production marks sanded smooth, then the visible portion sandblasted for a consistent metal finish.
 

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I always wondered how a stock valve cover would look with cast/production marks sanded smooth, then the visible portion sandblasted for a consistent metal finish.
I have seen a couple of Solstices with something very close to that treatment.
 

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Agreed looks awesome, there's a lot on my list before I attempt that chore. I cleaned it up some and mothers was the best product I tried but still working on many other priorities,, getting her one color without a hundred door dings is the current money sucker🤦‍♂️
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Shot one side last week and trying to muster up the patients to take on the worse side and the one i see every time I look at her...
 

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SO. After doing a little finangling, I can say that the T4/T3 blanket can be installed.

There is VERY tight clearances.

A big piece to pay attention to is the wastegate arm. It makes contact with the blanket, and after a preliminary test drive, it doesn't appear to hold up the arm actuation. Now, whether the blanket wears down over time is another question.

I'll report back in a month or so to say how the blanket is holding up (especially since it was a whopping $26 via amazon).

If in a month's time everything is peachy keen, I will be ordering a much higher quality blanket.

I didn't think to take a temperature measurement before installing it. So if anyone would like to take a surface temperature reading of the factory heat shield, I can measure the blankets surface temperature for a comparison.

Now for some pictures!!

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