Turbo Blanket - Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Suns_PSD
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 62
Post Turbo Blanket

Is anyone running one? If so where did it come from? I understand controlling underhood temp however during my research there seems to be some complaint about rot under the blanket? I assume since we are using factory manifolds and turbo housings (cast) we should have no issues. Looking for input from someone with more experience than myself.

Also what flange are we using turbo wise? I've read several threads where people mentioned different models of turbos from honeywell that are on our trucks but I'm not 100% what it is.

2016 Colorado CCLB Z71 Duramax

Current mods:
GM offroad step bars
GM rear seat cover
GM Splash guards (front/rear)
Black Bowties (front/rear)
Thule Roof Rack/Roof Basket
ARE V series camper (headliner/12v outlets/LED Dome)
BMS catch can
PRO-FAB intake

Waiting for install:
AFE 3" turboback
AFE intercooler piping
OZ tuner EGR delete
OZ tuner Autocal
OZ tuner DSP4 switch
DuramaxTrailboss is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 10:13 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Ohio North Coast of America
Posts: 507
Generally heat shielding under the hood is best left alone unless you really needs it. GM has spent a lot of time working this out and generally unless you modified something that changed what they gave you it could more damage than good.

People often wrap headers and do more damage than good as it often holds the heat in and damages the unit.


In this case if it ain't broke don't fix it.


Now when you do mods that may change things then you may have to make a move to shield some items.

The key is to let the heat out and radiate away.

Also note if you do cover something and it is found to cause damage to the unit it could void any warranty on the item if it directly caused the issue to happen. Yes you can modify but GM is not going to pay for damage cause by your modification. Just something to consider.

Heat protection is good when you need it but if it is not a problem leave it alone.
hyperv6 is online now  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 10:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,885
The idea behind a turbine blanket is not just heat control, but to also improve spool up and absolute boost.
lqdchkn likes this.

Current: 2009 Canyon CC I5. 170K miles. Best vehicle I've ever owned.
Eagerly awaiting 2018 Canyon Denali Diesel 4x4 CCLB
Suns_PSD is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 12:04 PM
Senior Member
 
ssgjurista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcium, NY
Posts: 8,399
https://garrett.honeywell.com/produc...rado%20Duramax

"Brownstone Bumblebee" 2016 Diesel Colorado Z71 CCSB 4X4, Brownstone Metallic
HPD and Provent 200 Catch Cans, Amsoil Fluids, MetalMan Front Differential, Engine Oil Pan, & Steering Motor Skid Plate, Undercover Swing Cases
Say No! to Wheelers's Offroad!

"I respect everyone's opinion, no matter how wrong it may be."
ssgjurista is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 01:05 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: NC
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by ssgjurista View Post
Great find. I got curious and found that there are stock PT cruiser turbo upgrades made--- I wonder if one would drop in? MIC turbo builds a pretty good looking one with larger inducer/exducer.

2016 Z71 Midnight Edition Colorado w/ Duramax and Bose/Nav.
16_MidnightRider is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-21-2017, 08:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Reno
Posts: 35
Garage
with my experience in my WRX for the past few winters, here in reno its been in single digits. Ive never had issues with my turbo spooling up because it was well below freezing. Of course elevation and air density effect the turbo also.
eyekyu is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 62
The more efficiently you can push heat/exhaust out of the turbo without losing energy to the engine bay, the better. At least from my understanding.

2016 Colorado CCLB Z71 Duramax

Current mods:
GM offroad step bars
GM rear seat cover
GM Splash guards (front/rear)
Black Bowties (front/rear)
Thule Roof Rack/Roof Basket
ARE V series camper (headliner/12v outlets/LED Dome)
BMS catch can
PRO-FAB intake

Waiting for install:
AFE 3" turboback
AFE intercooler piping
OZ tuner EGR delete
OZ tuner Autocal
OZ tuner DSP4 switch
DuramaxTrailboss is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 62
There's no way we use the same turbo as the LML Duramax.....right?

Garrett 848212-5002S Stock Replacement Turbocharger

2016 Colorado CCLB Z71 Duramax

Current mods:
GM offroad step bars
GM rear seat cover
GM Splash guards (front/rear)
Black Bowties (front/rear)
Thule Roof Rack/Roof Basket
ARE V series camper (headliner/12v outlets/LED Dome)
BMS catch can
PRO-FAB intake

Waiting for install:
AFE 3" turboback
AFE intercooler piping
OZ tuner EGR delete
OZ tuner Autocal
OZ tuner DSP4 switch
DuramaxTrailboss is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 09:46 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: NC
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuramaxTrailboss View Post
There's no way we use the same turbo as the LML Duramax.....right?

Garrett 848212-5002S Stock Replacement Turbocharger
With enough money anything works, but no. On a street/tow driver you ideally want the quick spool high early/mid tq. Too oversized creates lag. Remember we are dealing with a 2.8L.

2016 Z71 Midnight Edition Colorado w/ Duramax and Bose/Nav.
16_MidnightRider is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by 16_MidnightRider View Post
With enough money anything works, but no. On a street/tow driver you ideally want the quick spool high early/mid tq. Too oversized creates lag. Remember we are dealing with a 2.8L.
I don't mean with investing money. I mean the part number is 100% the exact same from the honeywell garrett website to that garrett replacement turbo.

2016 Colorado CCLB Z71 Duramax

Current mods:
GM offroad step bars
GM rear seat cover
GM Splash guards (front/rear)
Black Bowties (front/rear)
Thule Roof Rack/Roof Basket
ARE V series camper (headliner/12v outlets/LED Dome)
BMS catch can
PRO-FAB intake

Waiting for install:
AFE 3" turboback
AFE intercooler piping
OZ tuner EGR delete
OZ tuner Autocal
OZ tuner DSP4 switch
DuramaxTrailboss is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 07:11 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: NC
Posts: 194
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuramaxTrailboss View Post
I don't mean with investing money. I mean the part number is 100% the exact same from the honeywell garrett website to that garrett replacement turbo.
I read that as you were wanting, too lol. I would dang sure question that. You would think that our turbo would be hella small.

2016 Z71 Midnight Edition Colorado w/ Duramax and Bose/Nav.
16_MidnightRider is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Washington
Posts: 62
Yea ours is small which is why I found that super odd. Both applications have the exact same garrett part number. I assume one has to be wrong.... idk

2016 Colorado CCLB Z71 Duramax

Current mods:
GM offroad step bars
GM rear seat cover
GM Splash guards (front/rear)
Black Bowties (front/rear)
Thule Roof Rack/Roof Basket
ARE V series camper (headliner/12v outlets/LED Dome)
BMS catch can
PRO-FAB intake

Waiting for install:
AFE 3" turboback
AFE intercooler piping
OZ tuner EGR delete
OZ tuner Autocal
OZ tuner DSP4 switch
DuramaxTrailboss is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-23-2017, 09:19 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 27
why put a blanket on it when it is liquid cooled.

16 Crewcab Duramax Allterrain
Blazedude is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-24-2017, 08:08 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: DFW, TX
Posts: 8
Holding in the exhaust heat keeps the energy in the exhaust (as the exhaust gases cool, they loose velocity). It is common for turbo charged sports cars to "wrap" the headers, up-pipe, and hot side of the turbo to keep the energy in the exhaust instead of dissipating it out as heat and hence keeping exhaust velocity at its highest.

As previously mentioned, this results in slightly quicker turbo spool. Faster turbo spool means you get "on boost" quicker in the rpm range and minimize turbo lag. It also keeps engine bay temps lower.

I have never done this on the duramax but on my 2003 WRX (stage 2 tune with up-pipe, downpipe, full exhaust, intake ), wrapping the up-pipe, hot-side of the turbo, and the downpipe results in getting on boost about 200-300 rpm earlier. My wrapped parts have been wrapped since 2007 and are still solid but these are not stock pipes, they are made of Inconel which is much more durable and corrosion resistant than typical stock material.

My take on this is that it is probably not worth the hassle in this truck.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by coloradoninja; 04-24-2017 at 08:15 PM. Reason: additional clarity
coloradoninja is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chevy Colorado & GMC Canyon forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome