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Offline TiddlesRX7

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Turbo Heat shield question
« on: June 09, 2011, 05:52:02 PM »
So basically the turbo actuator has lost its circlip and the arm has popped off the wastegate flap. I\'ve got the heatshield off to fix it. Now I\'ve got the actuator arm back on but I need to drive the car to work (about 6-7 miles away) to get my spare turbo bits ( circlip specifically). My question is can I drive the car safely without the heatshield on around the turbo? Is it just there to protect the brake master cylinder/reservoir?

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 06:35:06 PM »
What are you likely to melt close by ?  Any images around the turbo ?

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 07:33:12 PM »
I think the only thing that is close is the steering rack boot, but I mean there is some heatshielding behind the downpipe anyway

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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 07:39:21 PM »
Think im gonna risk it and stay off boost. Will update later.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 09:35:38 PM »
I know im robbing your post but was just reading your spec there Tiddles and I see your using Kei Office on front and Tein on back. Hows that setup cause I also have fooked rear Kei Office coilovers and need to get some for the back.

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Turbo Heat shield question
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 11:19:19 PM »
sidewaysted.. i got pair rear keis if you interested?

i dont have tub heatshield but i have  a rubber pipe above the tub.
need to make one up some point.
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2011, 08:16:37 AM »
Sidewaysted - Its fine mate. In fact if I am honest its a bit hard a ride for my liking but it works really well for me. I don\'t use the car that much anymore so can put up with it. On track they work really well. When I first got them they were imported from Japan off a drift spec car so were set up uber low, which was crap for our roads. Now its back at stock ride height and its OK. Could do with dropping it a little really.


Back on topic. I got to work, got a circlip on the actuator arm and all seems well at the minute. I\'ll have to put the heat shield on again at some point though. I don\'t like the idea of not running one tbh. Only snag I hit was forgetting to plug my Lambda back in. So the wire had been dangling on the exhaust. Now its melted the wire/plug so will have to make a wire up to suit now :( More work!
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 11:32:53 AM »
L18M - Id actually rather go with something else just them rear dampers seem to go on all the time. There a rare piece ya have.

Tiddles- Cheers man might just do that.