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Old 11-05-2013
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Good Idea Ron.
I am considering placing a honeycomb aluminum heat shield (3/8 thick with a 1/4" airspace) above the turbo and the output pipe on the ceiling of the engine compartment when I do the new insulation install. I may also place some on the front and inboard wall of the muffler tunnel vertically if I have room...I may build a stainless muffler at the same time I do the hoses and fan.

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If your goal is to reduce heat, then the exhaust blanket will do a better job on the turbo housing as it is much thicker and made of material to do just that. Here is a good article that explains the benefits of using the wrap and blankets in tandem.
http://www.4writewords.com/images/Po...%201-Final.pdf

What was your reason for installing blankets, what temp range would you suggest if buying from ATP ?

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http://www.firwin.com/index.html

these people make an excellent product
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When I rebuilt the bed frame and much of the back end of the inside of the bus I installed some 1" thick aluminum faces rigid foam insulation. I ran over as much of the engine cover as I could then down the face to the floor.

I also carefully removed the thin white insulation that was there. Glad to see that go.

While I had the back of the bus open I put the same foam board behind the new back wall of the closet next to the back window.

I haven't attacked the back closet that holds the water heater but will also encase that in rigid foam board, one to keep the water hotter but also to keep that heat out of the bed room.

It seems to have made a significant difference. The bed as a result sits 1" higher than before but it isn't a huge change.
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I just had a nice chat with Roberto Loya who is the chief engineer for Advanced Thermal Products in Irvine, CA. Roberto had photos and details of Robert Britton's FC installation. The SP36 is similar apart from the last two sections which would not have fit. I ordered the turbo, risers, downpipe and one more 18x12" quilted piece to go over the flex pipe all of which Roberto has drawings for. Very nice and very helpful. He may come to WOG this year. Roberto@atpwrap.com or 800-826-8417, just ask for him.
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Roberto is a good guy. I never was able to fit the valve cover blankets on my 87-FC as there was not much room on the sides but maybe with more effort might have been able to get them on.
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Exhaust manifold blankets would have been very difficult on an SP36. I passed on that challenge!
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Roberto is a good guy. I never was able to fit the valve cover blankets on my 87-FC as there was not much room on the sides but maybe with more effort might have been able to get them on.
What do the valve cover blankets help with ? Keeping heat in the engine out of the coach?

I’ve seen good and bad on the blankets, some of the bad rusting out the part covered by the blankets. Any more opinions ?
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In my case I was looking to reduce heat, primarily from the turbo back as the exhaust runs close to the airbag on the right front...it worked well, the 3208 to me is a pretty quiet engine to start with so engine noise was really never an issue as I had good insulation from the factory on the engine cover.
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Wow, what a nice looking engine
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