F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > Technical Forums > B58 Turbo Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust Modifications > First custom made turbo blanket for B58
ARMA SPEED
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-28-2020, 08:37 PM   #221
WrxToBeamerGuy
Private First Class
24
Rep
135
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Utah

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pauli18c View Post
doesn't help that half the people who bought it can't get it installed themselves
Ended up installing it with two gear head buddies while I sat back and watched. Definitely was not easy and it took upwards of 6 hours to do.
Appreciate 0
      11-02-2020, 05:55 PM   #222
luke1990
Second Lieutenant
93
Rep
234
Posts

Drives: G30 540ix
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

It is possible to be done. Not everybody is a mechanic of course so depends on your skill. For me, the blanket made a huge difference in engine bay temperatures - really impressed - it's night and day difference
Appreciate 1
      11-12-2020, 10:25 PM   #223
Alan340
Private First Class
43
Rep
109
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW 340i
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Panama

iTrader: (0)

I finally got around to put on my turbo blanket. Took me a while to get around it, I apologize for those who I left waiting on my review, however here it finally is.

The installation I didn't end up doing it myself. I gave it to my shop in which they said the installation was pretty tedious and somewhat complex. It took them around 3 to 4 hours to install it. For sure they recommend to have a second set of hands because doing it alone can be a little more frustrating.

In terms of performance and heat management I have to say, I am very impressed with how much heat it contains. Most of the heat I use to feel when opening the hood is gone. Engine bay temps dropped significantly just by the feel of it. Still have to get some logs done to see the overall IAT difference.

Here are some pics of my engine bay and the turbo blanket. Turbo blanket also helped big time keeping my catch can cooler since I retrofitted the BMS catch can to sit right on top of the turbo manifold to keep my stock airbox, which I also highly recommend to keep IATs lower.
Attached Images
  
__________________
340i RWD (IG @340i_pa)
AFE Drop in Filter
CTS Catless DP, Chargepipe & Heat Exchanger
PTP Turbo Blanket: AEM Meth Kit: Custom Exhaust
BM3 + XHP

Last edited by Alan340; 11-12-2020 at 10:31 PM..
Appreciate 5
      11-13-2020, 11:25 AM   #224
WrxToBeamerGuy
Private First Class
24
Rep
135
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Utah

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan340 View Post
I finally got around to put on my turbo blanket. Took me a while to get around it, I apologize for those who I left waiting on my review, however here it finally is.

The installation I didn't end up doing it myself. I gave it to my shop in which they said the installation was pretty tedious and somewhat complex. It took them around 3 to 4 hours to install it. For sure they recommend to have a second set of hands because doing it alone can be a little more frustrating.

In terms of performance and heat management I have to say, I am very impressed with how much heat it contains. Most of the heat I use to feel when opening the hood is gone. Engine bay temps dropped significantly just by the feel of it. Still have to get some logs done to see the overall IAT difference.

Here are some pics of my engine bay and the turbo blanket. Turbo blanket also helped big time keeping my catch can cooler since I retrofitted the BMS catch can to sit right on top of the turbo manifold to keep my stock airbox, which I also highly recommend to keep IATs lower.
Would you mind sharing your process for installing that oil catch can in that location? I removed mine to put the stock intake back in and would love to put the catch can where you put yours.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2020, 12:03 PM   #225
TheFanatic
Private First Class
TheFanatic's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
157
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Wisconsin

iTrader: (0)

Are these available for aftermarket turbos? Or just the stock housing
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2020, 12:04 PM   #226
luke1990
Second Lieutenant
93
Rep
234
Posts

Drives: G30 540ix
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFanatic View Post
Are these available for aftermarket turbos? Or just the stock housing
Stock housing so our 800 will fit. Maybe Vargas would fit too. But things like big boost they would have to do custom
Appreciate 2
Alan34043.00
kern4173251.00

      11-13-2020, 02:04 PM   #227
TheFanatic
Private First Class
TheFanatic's Avatar
United_States
52
Rep
157
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Wisconsin

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by luke1990 View Post
Stock housing so our 800 will fit. Maybe Vargas would fit too. But things like big boost they would have to do custom
the GC+ in specific is what I have in mind. That's a different housing than stock though.
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2020, 02:04 PM   #228
Alan340
Private First Class
43
Rep
109
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW 340i
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Panama

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WrxToBeamerGuy View Post
Would you mind sharing your process for installing that oil catch can in that location? I removed mine to put the stock intake back in and would love to put the catch can where you put yours.
Yeah sure. I'll post some pics tonight so you can see how it's setup. Pretty simple.
__________________
340i RWD (IG @340i_pa)
AFE Drop in Filter
CTS Catless DP, Chargepipe & Heat Exchanger
PTP Turbo Blanket: AEM Meth Kit: Custom Exhaust
BM3 + XHP
Appreciate 2
      11-13-2020, 02:07 PM   #229
luke1990
Second Lieutenant
93
Rep
234
Posts

Drives: G30 540ix
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Europe

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheFanatic View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by luke1990 View Post
Stock housing so our 800 will fit. Maybe Vargas would fit too. But things like big boost they would have to do custom
the GC+ in specific is what I have in mind. That's a different housing than stock though.
Yeah I would say it should - the housing is not different but nobody will be 100% able to confirm it as we don't have the manifolds next to each other
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2020, 03:01 PM   #230
WrxToBeamerGuy
Private First Class
24
Rep
135
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Utah

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan340 View Post
Yeah sure. I'll post some pics tonight so you can see how it's setup. Pretty simple.
Thank you!
Appreciate 0
      11-13-2020, 10:50 PM   #231
Alan340
Private First Class
43
Rep
109
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW 340i
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Panama

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WrxToBeamerGuy View Post
Thank you!
I know this is not the appropriate thread for this but maybe some other people wondered how I did it. Anyways here you go! Pretty simple nothing crazy. All I did was get a nut and bolt and utilized the existing BMS Oil Catch can bracket and attached it to a tab that was right behind the intake. All F30s have it, but I have seen some F30s with a different spec that utilize that factory tab for something else. My tab was completely free in my case. The BMS catch can has multiple holes on top to screw on the bracket from, so just pick the one that works best, for me it was the one on the corner. It might seem a little sketchy but I have had 0 issues with this and it is very sturdy, just make sure to torque it down properly and you'll be fine. From there I just cut down the hoses length to match the new location and done! Took me 15 minutes. (Sorry I don't know how to flip the images vertically)
Attached Images
  
__________________
340i RWD (IG @340i_pa)
AFE Drop in Filter
CTS Catless DP, Chargepipe & Heat Exchanger
PTP Turbo Blanket: AEM Meth Kit: Custom Exhaust
BM3 + XHP
Appreciate 3
      11-17-2020, 11:38 AM   #232
WrxToBeamerGuy
Private First Class
24
Rep
135
Posts

Drives: BMW 340i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Utah

iTrader: (0)

This is perfect. Thanks so much!
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2020, 06:07 PM   #233
BMWILUVU
Major
421
Rep
1,009
Posts

Drives: 340ix
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: The Boibs

iTrader: (0)

I can see the manifold install was complicated. If I only bought and installed the turbo blanket and not the manifold blanket, can I get away with not having to take a tool to any of my parts? Also, what has ptp got over Design Engineering's turbo blanket?
Appreciate 0
      11-22-2020, 08:12 PM   #234
weehe126
Colonel
867
Rep
2,775
Posts

Drives: 2016 340i
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Antonio

iTrader: (2)

Manifold blanket is the easy part. Turbo blanket is the hard part.
Appreciate 1
      11-23-2020, 08:59 PM   #235
Alan340
Private First Class
43
Rep
109
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW 340i
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Panama

iTrader: (0)

The turbo blanket is the hardest part. The manifold blanket only requieres the removal of the intake and heatshield. Getting all the way down to the turbo and removing the turbo bracket is what makes everything 10x more complex. If that turbo bracket didn't exist the install would be a breeze.
__________________
340i RWD (IG @340i_pa)
AFE Drop in Filter
CTS Catless DP, Chargepipe & Heat Exchanger
PTP Turbo Blanket: AEM Meth Kit: Custom Exhaust
BM3 + XHP
Appreciate 1
      11-24-2020, 02:13 AM   #236
alpinweiss340
Private
42
Rep
61
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Nor cal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWILUVU View Post
I can see the manifold install was complicated. If I only bought and installed the turbo blanket and not the manifold blanket, can I get away with not having to take a tool to any of my parts? Also, what has ptp got over Design Engineering's turbo blanket?
Does DE have a B58 turbo blanket available? I havenít seen any other one made yet? *just curious
Appreciate 0
      11-24-2020, 06:16 PM   #237
BMWILUVU
Major
421
Rep
1,009
Posts

Drives: 340ix
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: The Boibs

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by alpinweiss340 View Post
Does DE have a B58 turbo blanket available? I havenít seen any other one made yet? *just curious
Maybe the B58 turbo needs a custom blanket. ECS has the T3 blanket fitting the 340 but I'm not so sure.
Appreciate 0
      11-28-2020, 10:11 AM   #238
eritF30
New Member
6
Rep
19
Posts

Drives: 340i xdrive
Join Date: Nov 2020
Location: new jersey

iTrader: (0)

Seems like installation would be a bit easier during the downpipe install
Appreciate 0
      11-29-2020, 01:57 AM   #239
alpinweiss340
Private
42
Rep
61
Posts

Drives: 340i
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Nor cal

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by eritF30 View Post
Seems like installation would be a bit easier during the downpipe install
Definitely it would be
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST