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Are there any drawbacks with wrapping the exhaust turbine side housing with thermal wrapping material to keep heat down? I think that you could avoid heating the engine tin and bumper around and above the turbine housing thus reducing temps in the engine bay and from heating the distributor body up so high in addition to melting the plastic center reflector.
This may lower cooling air temps that get sucked in thru the engine fan as well because engine compartment is now cooler. Would this increase temps of the turbo centersection which contains the oil we are discussing and make the problem worse or would the reduction in air temp around the turbo because of the wrap make it better?
You would pick up a little efficiency in the turbine side as well, making more hp. An added plus.
I just don't see the negatives to this wrap, I fear I am overlooking something here. Any advice?
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