Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
StuartG

Under bonnet insulation

Recommended Posts

I have been thinking about tidying up my engine bay in particular fitting insulation to the underside of the bonnet. Any recommendations appreciated ...

Do any suppliers do pre cut sections that fit in between strengthening ribs on bonnet underside ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This question has arisen before, I think someone does them precut with a logo in fact.

Stuart.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, StuartG said:

Found several USA suppliers selling this 

https://goo.gl/images/GM4pZn

but none in UK ?

That looks rather cool

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you can't find the pre-cut sets in the UK, making them yourself is fairly simple.  Not sure about the logo, though.

If you like the look, consider making a set for the boot lid, too.

Ed

DSC05398a.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎12‎/‎18‎/‎2018 at 2:14 PM, StuartG said:

I have been thinking about tidying up my engine bay in particular fitting insulation to the underside of the bonnet. Any recommendations appreciated ...

Do any suppliers do pre cut sections that fit in between strengthening ribs on bonnet underside ?

Hi Stuart,

For the inside of the bonnet I am not convinced that it is a good idea where E fuels are used as they have a lower boiling point. I completely rebuilt my power unit in 2016 that included the nylon injection fuel lines and this Summer I had problems with hot starting but not if I left the bonnet open! My car's bonnet is 1970's undersealed which slows down the cooling process. When I touched the nylon injection lines they were untouchable by hand. I now suspect that the fuel was boiling inside. I then looked at the wall thickness of my old injector nylon tubes as the tubing has gone metric and found the imperial tubing has a thicker wall thickness and I believe that is where some of the problem lies.

Bruce.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Bruce

Yes I am concerned it may have that affect . The underside of my bonnett looks like it was painted with stone chip then over painted in red The trouble is the red paint is now flaking off so it looks dreadful plus I am getting red flake deposits on the engine. I will let you know happens !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Stuart

Me too for this. There is a lot on the forum about keeping the engine cooler and fuel evaporation problems, which cooling fan to use etc. This has to increase heat retention doesn't it?

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please familiarise yourself with our Terms and Conditions. By using this site, you agree to the following: Terms of Use.