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Tom442 11-14-2019 07:46 PM

From Firwin Site
 
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Originally Posted by Steelwheels (Post 469801)
I thought Randy posted a while back on this subject, that blankets cause problems with rusting the turbo and causeing leaks. Don’t quote me maybe Randy can chime in ?

You think they help Mike, with power or other reasons ?

From their site these seem like pretty valid reasons. I need to get an emission test before I get my plates renewed. They said to get it good and hot for the Dyno test.

Manufacturers of on-highway vehicles use Firwin removable insulation blankets to:
Ensure emissions targets are met. Insulating the exhaust piping and catalyst ensures that high exhuast temperatures are maintained, so that the catalyst performs optimally and government-mandated pollution targets are met.
Shield cabin interiors from ambient heat generated by exhaust piping, especially a concern for coaches and RVs.
Prevent nearby heat-sensitive cables and components from malfunctioning due to exposure to high exhaust heat.

Tom442 11-20-2019 04:32 PM

exhaust manifold blankets?
 
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Did our birds have them? Wondering about even getting those as well. Looks like a really tight fit!

I've received a quote from Firwin.

1 FCAT145: 3208T: DITA 205-275 Kw; Turbo&Elbow Extn $148.50

I have their local rep looking into it as you can see in the photos they sent, there is a big flange off the elbow. He is going to clear up if the extension in the quote, goes beyond the flange in the images they sent.

Crit Bliss 11-20-2019 06:19 PM

That's what I bought from them in August or July this year, same price. The blanket does not include any exhaust pipe past the turbo

Tom442 11-20-2019 08:14 PM

Those do look awesome!
 
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Originally Posted by Bad Latitude (Post 469761)
I installed turbo, elbow, and exhaust pipe blankets. Seems to cut down heat and noise along with the Dynamat sound barrier I put on the outside of the doghouse. ATP in California has the patterns.
HTHs

Is that one piece from the Turbo down? about how far does it go? I spoke with Roberto their engineer at ATP today and he sent the attached pics. I want to make sure the air bags have protection. Do ya think I need all of those pieces? Sections A-D?

Robert Britton 11-20-2019 11:19 PM

Tom, When I had my 87FC I sent Roberto the the factory blankets that were on my coach along with measurments to come up with the templet he uses for our coaches. From the factory the blankets only were used on the down pipe after the turbo, those are critical as the exhaust pipe runs very close to the airbag on late model FC's. I never did install the "valve cover" blankets as I was not able to get them on due to clearance issues but Roberto said if I brought the coach to him that he was sure he could get them on...I never made it down there to let him try. There are four sections from the turbo down, at a minimum as long as you get the one that goes near the airbag you should be good, I just don't remember what section is needed to accomplish that task.

You may have read my post already but here is the link.. https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ead.php?t=2529

Bruce 11-21-2019 08:48 AM

I used to have a motorhome with a Dodge 440 ( one **** of a motor). Overheating was always a problem. Partially due to the exhaust manifolds cooking everything. Headers solved that problem but I also used header wrap to protect the spark plug wires. Headers were rusted out in one year. Never again on exhaust tubing.

Tom442 11-21-2019 01:34 PM

I had not seen that link Robert, very helpful!
 
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Originally Posted by Robert Britton (Post 470441)
Tom, When I had my 87FC I sent Roberto the the factory blankets that were on my coach along with measurments to come up with the templet he uses for our coaches. From the factory the blankets only were used on the down pipe after the turbo, those are critical as the exhaust pipe runs very close to the airbag on late model FC's. I never did install the "valve cover" blankets as I was not able to get them on due to clearance issues but Roberto said if I brought the coach to him that he was sure he could get them on...I never made it down there to let him try. There are four sections from the turbo down, at a minimum as long as you get the one that goes near the airbag you should be good, I just don't remember what section is needed to accomplish that task.

You may have read my post already but here is the link.. https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...ead.php?t=2529

Thank you!

Gatorgrl 11-21-2019 01:54 PM

We only wrap stainless headers...never steel or iron for rusting reasons mentioned above.

Bruce 11-21-2019 04:57 PM

I had my headers ceramic coated! No one made stainless for my application.

Andy Coleman, 83' FC-35 11-28-2019 09:57 AM

Great discussion! Does the turbo and header blankets help reduce noise in the cabin? Is it slight, or noticeable?


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