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isolite turbo liners

noticed a small part in magazine
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ISOLITE Turbo-Liner
more info in link bottom of page.
looks to be future std fit working with turbo manufacturers to gain mpg and emissions but sure it will trickle down to tuning advantages eventually.
looks like it has to be for later or latest design turbos ie not cast in 1 piece turbine housings.
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Sussexa, thanks for posting this; always good to learn things. To me, it looks like it has to be part of the OE design and so can't be retrofitted, unlike Zircotec which is an external heat management coating. Anyone want to add other views (please)?
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I know of success stories from ceramic coating:

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Surely this device / treatment is going to reduce the internal diameters of the turbine housing, which in turn is going to alter the characteristics of the turbo

IMHO, it'll spool faster, but it will run out of puff earlier, as the turbine housing chokes at full boost

All of the promo material seems to concentrate on thermal efficiency - no mention of restriction consideration

Zircotec is still the optimal thermal coating IMHO
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Surely this device / treatment is going to reduce the internal diameters of the turbine housing, which in turn is going to alter the characteristics of the turbo

IMHO, it'll spool faster, but it will run out of puff earlier, as the turbine housing chokes at full boost

All of the promo material seems to concentrate on thermal efficiency - no mention of restriction consideration

Zircotec is still the optimal thermal coating IMHO
Dude, seriously? We are talking about a few micro meters worth of coating. Sure it is smaller, but it is infinitesimally smaller. The benefit of cooler air FAR outweighs the fraction of percentage less flow.
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Dude, seriously? We are talking about a few micro meters worth of coating.
This isn't a plasma coating like Zircotec - its an insulation layer inside the turbo - have a closer look at the technical side of the website
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This isn't a plasma coating like Zircotec - its an insulation layer inside the turbo - have a closer look at the technical side of the website
Ok man
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