Which turbo blanket for Gredy TDO4 ? - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Default Which turbo blanket for Gredy TDO4 ?

Not sure if anybody will know have an answer here ...

Id like to buy a turbo blanket but I don't know what my Gredy TDO4 compares to in size.
I measure about 17.5 to 18 in circumference on the hot side housing scroll.
but typically turbo blankets are sold/listed by turbo number and type such as T2 T3 etc.

I'd be able to find a better selection and price if I knew what other turbo blankets fit mine.

Thanks
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #2
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,198
Total Cats: 2,584
Default

Its probably close to a t2
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Default

Thanks man !

I'm also trying to work out how the waste gate arm would work thru the thing.. I might have to cut a slit or hole in the material. (?)
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Shelton, CT
Posts: 672
Total Cats: 2
Default

This thing is also not a bad buy IMO. Granted if you're handy you can just make a heat shield, but if you're looking to buy something anyway...

Flyin' Miata : Turbochargers : Parts and upgrades : GReddy heat shield
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Thumbs up

Thanks for the link.
I had my eye on that heat shield. It looks nice but it does not fit with my particular DP. Not a big deal but I would have to hack in it to let it clear and if I want the shield to "shield" the DP I have to fabricate something.

I'm fairly sure I'm not going to go with a turbo blanket tho.
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #6
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Shelton, CT
Posts: 672
Total Cats: 2
Default

I have the turbo tony downpipe and just cut a small wedge out of the FM heat shield when I switched over to it.

The whole point is to shield stuff like the brake master cylinder and air intake from the turbo heat. I don't think the downpipe is quite as large a concern since it is bolted to the turbo.
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:16 PM   #7
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 235
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harv View Post
The whole point is to shield stuff like the brake master cylinder and air intake from the turbo heat. I don't think the downpipe is quite as large a concern since it is bolted to the turbo.
Huh? You aren't shielding the downpipe from the turbo, you are shielding the downpipe from melty things in the engine bay.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #8
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harv View Post
I have the turbo tony downpipe and just cut a small wedge out of the FM heat shield when I switched over to it.

The whole point is to shield stuff like the brake master cylinder and air intake from the turbo heat. I don't think the downpipe is quite as large a concern since it is bolted to the turbo.

Hey ! Thanks, that's a good tip. I may just get one of those and make it work.
I did construct a heat shield. Maybe shown above (?) but it got kinda funky cause I had to add a section to it.
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 04:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Shelton, CT
Posts: 672
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thenuge26 View Post
Huh? You aren't shielding the downpipe from the turbo, you are shielding the downpipe from melty things in the engine bay.
I know that, but I thought that's what he was saying and why I was circumspect in my reply saying it "wasn't much of a priority." I think I just read into it the wrong way.

As for the issue of the downpipe needing heat shielding with the Greddy, there isn't much of the downpipe in the engine bay as the turbo is pretty close to the firewall and the downpipe does a big bend and goes right down into the tunnel. The bit that you need to cut out to fit the FM heat shield over the tony downpipe doesn't expose much other than a little bit of the top of the pipe. Not sure what downpipe he is using, but there isn't a huge difference in the path they can take with the Greddy setup. In short, you still get enough shielding of the downpipe even if you cut the FM shield to fit.

I've run many autocrosses with this setup and done back to back runs with codrivers and nothing has ever melted in my engine bay.
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 05:14 PM   #10
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Indianapolis
Posts: 3,325
Total Cats: 235
Default

Ah OK I figured that was the case, but the way I read your comment at first left me quite confused.
thenuge26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #11
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Thumbs down

I went to order that Gredy Heat Shield and the shipping costs scared me off.
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 08:02 PM   #12
Senior Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Shelton, CT
Posts: 672
Total Cats: 2
Default



Get the license plate going.
Harv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harv View Post


Get the license plate going.
LOL
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2013, 11:54 PM   #14
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Montréal, Qc
Posts: 62
Total Cats: 8
Default

This is what I use

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Subaru-Turbo...item19dd15c45f

Made in the USA and nothing to complain about, keeps the heat where it needs to go

Attached Thumbnails
Which turbo blanket for Gredy TDO4 ?-xqrgnz8.jpg  
PaCHeKo! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2013, 12:40 PM   #15
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 774
Total Cats: -5
Default

This is fugly but it "should" work.
Attached Thumbnails
Which turbo blanket for Gredy TDO4 ?-img_3348-sized.jpg  
poobs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 Yesterday 09:00 PM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Expected intake temps on the track? tazswing Race Prep 20 10-03-2015 12:04 PM
ISO 1.6 turbo cast iron manifold cale saurage DIY Turbo Discussion 16 10-01-2015 12:25 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:38 PM.