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Old 09-24-2013
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Hi guys I am looking for opinions on installing exhaust blankets on my 91 8v92. I have a set I took off my eagle when I sold it . I thought I would throw this out for opinions before I install them. Thanks Dennis
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Hi guys I am looking for opinions on installing exhaust blankets on my 91 8v92. I have a set I took off my eagle when I sold it . I thought I would throw this out for opinions before I install them. Thanks Dennis
Just a question Dennis, did the manifolds & pipes look any rustier on the Eagle than the ones on your Bird now? Some people say they hold moisture inside causing a rust issue. I think it's probably an issue of how long it sits---like everything else.

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Dennis. A turbo is spun not only by the pressure of the exhaust but also be the expansion of the HOT exhaust gas in the turbo housing. The blankets on the exhaust manifolds and pips going to the turbo not only help keep the engine room cooler, they aid the tubo by holding exhaust gas heat in the system till exhaust gas reaches the turbo. The blankets on the pipe FROM the turbo to the muffler just keep the engine room cooler. All the blankets LOOK COOL,,, but can be in the way when work need to be done. Don
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Rick I don't recall any excessive rust but I wasn't looking for rust
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Don thanks for your reply I will install them . Dennis
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Did all of the buses come with exhaust blankets as standard?

Mine has none. How significant is this with respect to performance lost?

How expensive to replace? I would assume they can be made?
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Did all of the buses come with exhaust blankets as standard?

Mine has none. How significant is this with respect to performance lost?

How expensive to replace? I would assume they can be made?
The http://www.firwin.com/index.html company makes blankets.
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No,they did not all come with them.

Dennis is in a dry part of the country,his back porch looks over Mesa Verde!
I don't think he will have rust problems in his area.

But,i have seen several coachs from the eastern part of the country have lots of rust under the blankets.

In my opinion,the blankets will never pay for themselfs in fuel savings,or performance in most coachs that don't get lots of miles on them.

John H.,your not what i would call a high performance coach driver!

Shane,on the other hand....
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Yeah, but they look cool and hide all that RUST... I want some but they are way down my list...
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I had them on my old FC. They did a great job keeping heat and noise out of the cab area. After removing the old blankets, I found no rust under them but this was on an FC... a shot of the new ones I had made up.
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