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Is it normal for the turbo and the surrounding area to be extremely hot after like 3 pulls? When I say extremely hot I mean it ...I open the hood and you can feel the heat in your face..u dont even have to touch it to feel the heat just put my hands about 3 inches away from the turbo and I can feel the heat..is this normal?



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Is it normal for the turbo and the surrounding area to be extremely hot after like 3 pulls? When I say extremely hot I mean it ...I open the hood and you can feel the heat in your face..u dont even have to touch it to feel the heat just put my hands about 3 inches away from the turbo and I can feel the heat..is this normal?
Yes. Turbos get insanely hot. If it wasn’t glowing, it wasn’t even that hot


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You do know a turbocharger runs off exhaust gasses, right?
 

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Since you have exhaust gases at probably 500-600 degrees Celsius (900-1100 F) going through it, how cold would you like the turbocharger to be?
 

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Totally normal for the turbo to get steaming hot after any amount of driving at temperature.

In fact, it's pretty normal for the engine bay to be very hot in general. Increasing the amount of power while decreasing displacement causes the heat density to increase, exacerbating the issue.

It's common to see people use heat reflective tape on intake parts, experiment with exhaust wraps and ceramic coatings or turbo blankets, and even buy higher flow front grilles to reduce the overall heat under the hood.

If you didn't notice, they even put a foam insulator and warning sticker on the hood stand because otherwise it can be so hot you'll burn your hand grabbing it.
 
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Yes. Turbos get insanely hot. If it wasn’t glowing, it wasn’t even that hot


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Thanks I thought it wasn't supposed to be that hot...but it wasn't glowing lol
 
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Since you have exhaust gases at probably 500-600 degrees Celsius (900-1100 F) going through it, how cold would you like the turbocharger to be?
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This is no new news, I have a habit now of popping my hood and leaving it open after drives..come back to an oven garage lol can’t believe how much heat these things produce
 

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Sorry I'm not familiar?
Exhaust gases spin a wheel in the exhaust housing. Connected to a shaft, that spins a wheel in the compressor housing that sucks in and compresses air. Thing is cooled by engine oil.. Turbo spins hella fast, creating heat from friction, on top of heat from exhaust gases.

tl;dr: turbos get hot af
 

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Totally normal for the turbo to get steaming hot after any amount of driving at temperature.

In fact, it's pretty normal for the engine bay to be very hot in general. Increasing the amount of power while decreasing displacement causes the heat density to increase, exacerbating the issue.

It's common to see people use heat reflective tape on intake parts, experiment with exhaust wraps and ceramic coatings or turbo blankets, and even buy higher flow front grilles to reduce the overall heat under the hood.

If you didn't notice, they even put a foam insulator and warning sticker on the hood stand because otherwise it can be so hot you'll burn your hand grabbing it.
For this reason I strongly recommend getting the aftermarket honeycomb grilles. I noticed the engine bay gets significantly cooler from the added airflow and heat escapes more quickly when the car is stationary. Parts like the intake used to be burning hot to the touch before I installed mine. Now I can crack my hood after running the car for a long time and touch pieces in the engine bay without getting 3rd degree burns.
 

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