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V70XC 11-12-2017 01:46 PM

TD04 Turbo blanket
Im trying to find a turbo blanket for a TD04, but I can't find one that isn't Subaru specific, which seems to end up being more expensive. I've checked PTP and a few other sites and found T3 T4 and T6 blankets, but found no answers as to if a T3 or a T4 blanket would fit on it.

thismachine13 11-27-2018 08:36 PM

I have this same question. Buy a T3 sized blanket for my TD04?

Wilford Brimley 11-27-2018 10:12 PM

I d k man td04 turbine housings are pretty small

thismachine13 11-27-2018 10:28 PM

This is the only image I can find of a T3 blanket on a td04 turbo. Not a terrible fit really.


2turbotoys 11-27-2018 10:34 PM

Its actually a lot easier to install if its a bit loose, and doesn't hurt anything

thismachine13 11-27-2018 10:37 PM


Originally Posted by 2turbotoys (Post 5887518)
Its actually a lot easier to install if its a bit loose, and doesn't hurt anything

Thanks brother. Sorted!:)

2turbotoys 11-27-2018 10:42 PM


hikerguy 11-28-2018 10:15 PM

What are people looking for from these turbo blanket? We make high temperature blankets for power plants and industrial application. I don't see why we couldn't make custom. https://photos.app.goo.gl/W7Gm7bnKA6M957ii8

thismachine13 11-28-2018 10:54 PM

Myself I'm looking to keep underhood temps to a minimum.

2turbotoys 11-28-2018 10:59 PM

I think he meant why are people looking for something that is common in his world, custom heat blankets for industrial machinery. Which is not common to most of the rest of us. Most people don't look towards custom industrial applications for their cars hikerguy, but good to know thats out there, thanks

hikerguy 11-29-2018 06:31 AM

No I'm honestly looking for characteristics. As an insulator I see that flange and down pipe and think why only the turbo. What type of closures are people looking for, springs, buckles, high temp Velcro, wired? Looking around at some online pictures I saw most of them were very thin, not alot of r value. What kind of life expectancy are people getting from this application, how often are they really being removed? Not trying to high Jack by any means, just curious

gsellstr 11-29-2018 11:05 AM

Typically they end up being thin just due to fitment and cost I suspect. Main benefits would be keeping the heat from the engine bay, also keeping the heat in the snail to help slightly with spool time. I'd expect either spring or buckle would suffice.

I looked into some options for the Garrett, everything was either cheap and didn't fit worth anything or VERY spendy. Even the supposed drop-on for my turbo didn't actually fit my turbo.

thismachine13 11-29-2018 02:29 PM

From what I’ve been able to read.....the cheap blankets do a good job of insulating the turbo to keep heat out of the engine bay. It’s also seems that the cheaper blankets are almost a one time use. A lot of the reviews I’ve read are from them coming apart upon removal.

LeedomtoFreedom 11-29-2018 02:38 PM


A lot of the reviews I’ve read are from them coming apart upon removal.
This is the case with a lot of the exhaust insulating products. The cheap stuff just disintegrates when you remove it and spreads these awful glass fiber type of sh*t that clings onto clothes and pokes you constantly. Ask me how I know.

hikerguy 11-29-2018 03:19 PM

Yeah glass cloth starts coming apart at 1000f. I saw alot that kevlar/nomex thread but that's not even rated to 500f. What kind of temps are most guys running up to? I used to work at a drag strip and most of them would try to keep egt's under 1300f but that's running 1/4s

Martin L. 11-29-2018 03:42 PM

Judging by the color of the turbine housing, the temperature after a longer WOT drive is around 750C/1400F on some areas. TD04-16T

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