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tricks to keep your turbo engine bays cool!!

Well I'm here in Texas and its getting hot! I have a blanket and exhaust wrap but engine bay still gets scorching hot.
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Drive faster. Jk turbo cars run hot, that's what they do man. You could try putting wrap on the headers if you havent done that already, but it sounds like you've done all you can do now.


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Drive faster. Jk turbo cars run hot, that's what they do man. You could try putting wrap on the headers if you havent done that already, but it sounds like you've done all you can do now.
Thanks man I hear you can lift the back of the Hood a bit with washers but its pretty ricer looking

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Does anyone know if a cowl hood helps? Like evan a 2"?
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My car got up to the 'm' on my temp gauge getting kind of worried It happens only when at a stop but I think if I'm sitting long enough it'll keep raising

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My car got up to the 'm' on my temp gauge getting kind of worried It happens only when at a stop but I think if I'm sitting long enough it'll keep raising
What is your cooling system setup?
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Does anyone know if a cowl hood helps? Like evan a 2"?
Doesn't help me any. I have a 3" cowl

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Does anyone know if a cowl hood helps? Like evan a 2"?
cowl hoods let air in, not out.

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Hi temp coat all exhuast piping and headers. Wrap up and down pipes in the engine bay. Install a heat extractor in the hood just aft of the radiator. SLightly cooler t-stat and water cool the turbo.


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Hi temp coat all exhuast piping and headers. Wrap up and down pipes in the engine bay. Install a heat extractor in the hood just aft of the radiator. SLightly cooler t-stat and water cool the turbo.
I have a bone stock cooling system other then a 180 thermo and 1 water wetter
Going to take the inner wheel well out. Explian the heat extractor and water cooled Turbo please

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I would get an aftermarket aluminum radiator and either a single electric fan or dual, your choice. Try to find one that pulls much air as possible. I think some are in the 3000+ cfm range.

Install a 160 thermostat or take the thermostat out and install a restrictor
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Wow man I thought you were just talkin about the underhood temps not the engine temp. Yup alum rad mark 8 fan and a 160 t stat should take care of it. I know just the fan on mine helps keep my car super cool.

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It has a stock electric fan ill look for a upgraded version. Both engine bay and motor giving me trouble

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Also open up the front grill more.

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OK so I'm gonna call some junk yards and look for a markviii fan anything in particular I should be ready for when intstalling

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Wow what a difference I removed the weather striping from the Hood on the firewall and opened my downpipe car never touched the "m" I think those knock off flows I'm running is keeping to much backpressure and heating the joint up. Also car is running mean as hell open d/p

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Be careful with wrapping headers, it can cause them to crack.

Wrap the downpipe and cross over pipe and use a turbo blanket.

Carefully inspect things you can do to unshroud the radiator.

You will likely need an upgraded alternator with that big fan, keep that in mind.

Yes, limiting backpressure will make more power and should keep heat out of turbo and downpipe.

Having a tune that is off can make the car runner hotter then needed, particularly when you look at part throttle driveability.

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my engine was running 200 with fan on and driving down the road. redlights it would creep to 210 . I'm running griffin radiator and electric fan. So, I put a 4'' cowl hood and then drilled about 20 inch and a half holes in my hood right above the turbo and down pipe. I was just experimenting with the holes. now It stays at 180-200 all the time. have yet to see 210 again even setting at long redlights. While idling at redlights you can see the heat rising from the back of the cowl and out the vent holes I made..
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my engine was running 200 with fan on and driving down the road. redlights it would creep to 210 . I'm running griffin radiator and electric fan. So, I put a 4'' cowl hood and then drilled about 20 inch and a half holes in my hood right above the turbo and down pipe. I was just experimenting with the holes. now It stays at 180-200 all the time. have yet to see 210 again even setting at long redlights. While idling at redlights you can see the heat rising from the back of the cowl and out the vent holes I made..
I thought about doing this to my car, by drilling holes in the back of the cowl that can not be seen unless your in the car and finding some slim fams to put in there on a switch or relay tied into my electric WP so it would help pull hot air out of the engine bay. Not sure how well it would work though.

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I just don't drive the car if it's over 80 out. Seriously, it's way to hot. Turbo's add a TON of under hood heat. When it's less then 80, the car stay's at 180 all day long.

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My car hit the "m" again today its 105 out. I got home let it cool then turned it on with the a/c on high the a/c normally doesn't work but it was blowing cold temps stayed low while idling as soon as I revved the car up to 3k held it there for a bit a/c stopped working car temp went up but not past the "r". This all makes me think my ccrm is either bad or getting heat soaked by the Turbo or a bad head gasket. One or the other. What do y'all think fellas? Also on the highway it's stays in a good temp range if I step on it a bit the temp will come up

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i run a turbo blanket and DEI titanium wrap on my downpipe and crossover..it cut the temps under the hood by ALOT
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jet coat the hot side and be done with it!

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Yeah I have JET HOT on my longtubes now and man they don't get very hot, you can touch the header with you finger even after the car has been idling for 45 seconds to a minute.

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Yeah I have JET HOT on my longtubes now and man they don't get very hot, you can touch the header with you finger even after the car has been idling for 45 seconds to a minute.
Wow, guess that jet hot does work!
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From the look of it I think I have a blown headgasket

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