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Old 02-18-2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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Turbo heat shield

I took off the stock heat shield when I put on my agp waste gate actuator. Was wondering if it's good for the car if I leave it off and travel long distance over 300 miles with it off

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #2
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I took off the stock heat shield when I put on my agp waste gate actuator. Was wondering if it's good for the car if I leave it off and travel long distance over 300 miles with it off
Been driving my car without it for like 2 months, been fine...
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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Have you taken it on a drive over 300 miles non stop with it off?

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Old 02-18-2012, 05:10 PM   #4
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Re: Turbo heat shield

20,000 miles no issue, big turbo 3,000 miles no issue. It's really not needed and is more of a pita then anything.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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Re: Turbo heat shield

had mine off for about 6k now and nothing..
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:11 PM   #6
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Re: Turbo heat shield

Seems I'd read here that there was a HP boost with the heat shield on. It makes sense since the turbo spins because of heat, not exhaust flow. The design clearly has more to do with heat retention than shielding when you really look at it. So, does it "hurt" anything is a relative term. Not having it may "hurt" horsepower a little.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #7
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Re: Turbo heat shield

this has been answered before , doesnt matter if its on or off, its if u like the look of it or not lol
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Re: Turbo heat shield

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Seems I'd read here that there was a HP boost with the heat shield on. It makes sense since the turbo spins because of heat, not exhaust flow. The design clearly has more to do with heat retention than shielding when you really look at it. So, does it "hurt" anything is a relative term. Not having it may "hurt" horsepower a little.
Wait. What????

It's all about exhaust flow. Not exhaust temperature. Shield won't do squat for it.

But the heat shield will protect your paint, local electronics and sensors, windshield washer lines from the heat. Won't make a difference as the car moves, but sitting in heady traffic in summer? I'll keep my paint thank you.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #9
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Wait. What????

It's all about exhaust flow. Not exhaust temperature. Shield won't do squat for it.

But the heat shield will protect your paint, local electronics and sensors, windshield washer lines from the heat. Won't make a difference as the car moves, but sitting in heady traffic in summer? I'll keep my paint thank you.
But!!! Ex turbo blankets.

They are designed tO keep the churbo (turbo - just for kicks) and exhaust air hotter so the air can expand more and "act larger" to create more flow over the turbine resulting in "SLIGHTLY" faster boost......

But then again that is only one manufacturers findings. Noone is to say it will work.


In my findings, the upper charge pipe was significantly cooler while running with the heatshield, making the air in the pipe hotter, and making everything past that point hotter as well. (within reason)
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Re: Turbo heat shield

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Wait. What????

It's all about exhaust flow. Not exhaust temperature. Shield won't do squat for it.

But the heat shield will protect your paint, local electronics and sensors, windshield washer lines from the heat. Won't make a difference as the car moves, but sitting in heady traffic in summer? I'll keep my paint thank you.
Ive gone through 3 summers without it in south florida(i imagine it gets a bit warmer here then in canada) and my paint and all my lines are still the same as the day i bought them.

The heat shield is in no way keeping heat in. After a couple minutes it heats up so much it becomes an extension of the heat if anything. Its purpose was to cover and protect the turbo from outside things, not the other way around.


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