Looking smart. Add me to the PTP (non lava) camp. I have been very impressed. Cant believe how cool the airbox and intake are even after a spirited drive in 25c heat.
I should have added ...Arthur owns a Lusso whilst I a Classica....looking back at the photos the PTP blanket seems to cover the front area better and I don't think the Abarth turbo frontage differs much to the Lusso or Classica version. Also, my engine was also very cool on return, that alone is worth the outlay, CheersSure makes the fuel-stop oil check a lot nicer to deal with!
Yes, Good Point...Upon return home and opening the bonnet IT WAS COOL in the engine bay A FIRST. Usually on my twisties ride out of 10 mile its like a furnace on return home and makes me wonder what a 300 mile trip up to Liverpool would be like under the bonnet...Jesus ! Now after an hours hard driving it still seems normal. I went Titanium because I have worked with the stuff on Aircraft engine exhaust systems, never a failure of course, the Lava Rock is a new concept to me whilst Fibreglass mix didn't appeal much, however....it seems that they all work well, just Customs and importing for those out of the USA makes you consider cost against DIY............CheersLooking smart. Add me to the PTP (non lava) camp. I have been very impressed. Cant believe how cool the airbox and intake are even after a spirited drive in 25c heat.
Exactly the Member that we are aiming this at, Like "Apex", "Arthur" and myself....why have one, how much and which one, customs, shipping, fitting, using.....The longer term turbo blanket members like Bob T giving a thumps up, or down..also important as a contribution I read from "CDPOND" a while ago....suggesting USED was NOT a good idea and the reason why, hard shaped, brittle so not likely to mould to a second HOT turbo.Thanks for this writeup. I've been considering a turbo blanket and this answers many of my questions.
Looking back again at your engine Bob I saw the writing below.......You are correct of course, so found a washer and swapped out for shorter length bolt. CheersPTP Lava here. Easy to install, appears to work, looks good.
I note that you used the original tall bolt in the rearmost hole, near the brand tag.
I replaced that with another washer, and a shorter, button head bolt.
Probably doesn't matter, but looks a little better.
Thanks for this writeup. I've been considering a turbo blanket and this answers many of my questions.
I don't think it's off topic really.all good stuff if further development improve our driving experience. Having now completed a second drive out over a very different route this morning my final thought is....should I be buying / fitting a turbo blanket again I think I would also go PTP (just written in What did you do...section P143) One final thought here though as well as P143 and "Brexit Mods" thread....turbo HEAT, we know why we are fitting a TB and how it assists in retaining heat, quicker spool up so improve turbo and save our engine bay paint and electrics over time, however, in the old days we used to let the engine run on after a long run for a minute or so to allow turbo oil to cool, more recently many car Salesmen say No Need with modern turbo design, however again....because we are retaining heat through fitting a turbo blanket I say....let your turbo run on for that minute. CheersI don't want to take this too off topic, but I am in the process of working with PTP on some more heat management solutions for this car.
Currently, I am exploring a turbo manifold blanket along with maybe a Cat-Less downpipe and crosspipe blanket with flange covers. Normally you have to be in TX to do this development work but since my car is in 1000s of pieces at the moment, I have the ability to ship the parts to them for fitment.
Will update my "Going All In!" thread with details as I get them.
Like the Very HighTemperature Matt Black paint Dan, we may have started a new craze between us there Mate with all these common red ones about !I originally purchased the Sila fiberglass blanket in red. I changed to the PTP Titanium blanket for 2 reasons. I didn’t like the salmon pink ( not red ) color and I like the better coverage of the PTP.
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Frank....I made it black for contrast. The color scheme for my engine bay is red and black.Dan you missed a little red there(plate over the turbo blanket), I am very surprised that @Mike34 missed it, guys you're getting a little sloppy there. Hopefully you have some red paint left to correct this part.
Not a dumb question, but I may have a dumber answer. There is the OEM metal shield over it (marginally thicker than tinfoil), but IMHO, everything else would be directly related to bottom line profits. The same reason why they don't come with a catch can. Does any manufacturer sell vehicles with OEM turbos that include turbo blankets? I ask that because I truly don't know.Dumb question: why wouldn't the factory install a turbo blanket or shield?