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More projects! My 07 LGT has about 85k miles on it and I'm finding quite a few projects to undertake; leaky diff, sway bar bushing replacements, hose replacements, the typical bs.

 

Changing the oil and looking up towards the turbo there is a heat shield on a pipe underneath it that is in two parts and the weld has broken, so it's loose. Not enough room to get tools in there to remove and I don't see a way to use a hose clamp to hold it together.

 

I was looking around at steel putty's/jb weld to hold this in place and seems the high heat is only around 500 degrees. I did end up finding these which seems like an option:

 

http://www.aremco.com/news-item/pyro-putty-2400-high-temp-metal-sealer/

 

http://www.cotronics.com/vo/cotr/rm_putties.htm

 

Thoughts?

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The pipe under the turbo is the up pipe. Have you tried to wrap some safety wire around it and twist the wire tight ?

 

I used DEI heat wrap on my up/dp and stock manifold where I've removed the stock heat shields.

305,600miles 5/2012 ej257 short block, 8/2011 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. (SOLD).  CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

 

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Yeah, I think it is the UP. I could try wrapping wire around it. Is there an easy way to get the shield off without tearing apart the car? Seems to be a tight fit. Since I can see the weld on the bottom I figured a dab of the putty might hold it. I did email both companies to see if they will send me a sample any way.

 

Waiting for the dealer to be done looking at the car. They are saying no vac leaks, my trims are off though....fun fun

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