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Old 07-16-2017, 12:41 AM   #1  
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Default heat! I pulled the flyin miata turbo heat shield

and used a turbo blanket. a friend gave me one he was not going to use. I know some hate on them due to moisture but for a track car it seemed to really reduce my temps and hot foot issues. it required minor mods to fit my set up but I think it is worth trying for those who struggle with this problem. fixing the exhaust manifold leak may have also been a BIG factor.
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the people around here don't like them because they destroyed their bearings, not because of moisture
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the people around here don't like them because they destroyed their bearings, not because of moisture
Yep. Personal experience plus talking with a major rebuilder who said that blankets cause CHRA bearings to cook and coke up. He says the differences are obvious inside once disassembled.
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+1, have heard of slumped turbine housings due to blanket use. I don't recommend.
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