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Re: Turbo out what next?

Postby simonbuk » Wed 22.06.2016, 18:17

What did you use to paint the heatshield with ?
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Re: Turbo out what next?

Postby Grampy » Wed 22.06.2016, 18:42

I was recommended a product called Frost. I can get the details if you wish. It is said to be OK up to 1200 degrees.

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Re: Turbo out what next?

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 22.06.2016, 20:31

Grampy wrote:I was recommended a product called Frost. I can get the details if you wish. It is said to be OK up to 1200 degrees.

£24 a can


OUCH! are we talking °C or °F for that price? 1200°C is white hot for cast iron so will need a very special paint to survive that and 1200°F is about 650°C, when cast iron is cherry red.
I've used Sperex VHT on race car manifolds and pipes and it worked OK. Claims it's OK to 600°C and turbo heat shield won't get near that...£7 a can plus postage or £7.50 in Halfords...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Simoniz-Sperex-Very-High-Temprature-VHT-Paint-SILVER-/150351122003
www.halfords.com/motoring/paints-body-repair/specialist-decorative-paints/halfords-very-high-temperature-aluminium-paint-300ml
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Re: Turbo out what next?

Postby Rice crispy » Wed 22.06.2016, 21:56

I used matt black vht on mine about 4 years ago and it's still fine
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Re: Turbo out what next?

Postby Grampy » Thu 14.07.2016, 19:03

Right I started to take the core apart and it all started going wrong. Removed the compressor wheel no problem then removed the three torx screws and broke the seal with two Allan keys. Then tried to remove the disk and it started to crack and would not budge :banghead:

I gave up at this point and went for a sulk. I contacted loads of companies on eBay and nobody could match the core. The only one was the core in Germany at nearly £300 (not a chance I was paying that) so I took the ref numbers and went back to hunting one down. Bingo found one for £120. It arrived today and is identical.

Now to re fit it (the bit I am not looking forward to as the skin has only just grown back on my knuckles)


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Turbo gaskets urgent

Postby Grampy » Sun 04.09.2016, 11:40

Anybody know where I can get a set of gaskets urgently? SJ Sportscars said they are on back order until the 23rd and I guess That's not for certain

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Re: Turbo gaskets urgent

Postby Grampy » Wed 07.09.2016, 19:45

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Ended up making one gasket
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Re: Turbo gaskets urgent

Postby Elanlover » Wed 07.09.2016, 22:26

Pretty. :-D

Keep showing off and others will want some too.
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Re: Turbo gaskets urgent

Postby Grampy » Wed 07.09.2016, 23:42

Lol waste gate out to 22mm too :lol:
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Big day tomorrow

Postby Grampy » Tue 13.09.2016, 07:44

After months of trying to find time the turbo is in (new cartridge) and the housing is bolted up and the gaskets sorted. I can't wait to bolt it to the engine and get everything else bolted up. Will be interesting to see if the 22mm waste gate makes a difference.

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Re: Big day tomorrow

Postby tb10 » Tue 13.09.2016, 09:11

Good luck!! It'll feel faster anyway.............unless you've been using a Veyron as a daily drive of course. :burnout:
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Re: Big day tomorrow

Postby Grampy » Tue 13.09.2016, 09:33

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Re: Big day tomorrow

Postby Grampy » Wed 14.09.2016, 15:23

I hate turbos :bonk: :banghead:
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Re: Big day tomorrow

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 14.09.2016, 17:24

Grampy wrote:I hate turbos :bonk: :banghead:


Do I detect that things are not running smoothly? :lol:

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Re: Big day tomorrow

Postby Grampy » Wed 14.09.2016, 20:00

Lol the turbo is in and all bolted up. I am now fighting the steering pump/belt tension bracket bolts

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Where did this come off???

Postby Grampy » Wed 14.09.2016, 20:11

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Re: Where did this come off???

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Re: Where did this come off???

Postby Simon_P » Wed 14.09.2016, 21:20

Engine damper bracket?
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Re: Where did this come off???

Postby Grampy » Wed 14.09.2016, 21:28

Where does it go
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Re: Where did this come off???

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Wed 14.09.2016, 21:49

I believe it is #86?

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