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Old 11-30-2015, 08:50 AM
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Glad you got it figured out!

I think some people tap the very front of the valve cover too!
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Old 12-01-2015, 05:08 AM
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I tend to avoid fibreglass and blankets as much as possible for that reason. They may be nonflammable, but if you get oil or fuel on them, they're basically a gigantic candle wick. If you can with the wraps you're using, it's worth using the ceramic/silicone sealing sprays over the surface to try to stop any absorption.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:51 AM
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Well you could route the vent lines more efficiently. For example use straight fittings or 45*'s and take the lines AROUND the turbo instead of those 90*'s putting the lines right on top of the turbo. The lines will be longer but you will save yourself tapping a new cover. Hell follow the lines you have wrapped in the foreground of the above picture. Maybe some ceramic wrap heat protection on them for extra insurance.
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Originally Posted by skinsfn36 View Post
Damn, that's scary. Sounds to me like you might have an oil leak somewhere. A turbo blanket shouldn't just catch fire. I'd bet some oil got on the blanket and starts smoking and maybe some flame.
Bingo!

I know old thread, was just watching a vid talking about this and people were claiming cheap chinese blankets will do this, but I'm 100% willing to bet oil got on the parts that caught fire.
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