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    Default Hot VXR ??

    Was driving the other day and went through a big puddle, there was a lot of steam came from under the passengers side from under the bonet. Enough to make people look at me !! thought maybe it was cos it was a big puddle and I had been giving it some (which is unussal for me ) . Anyhoo the other day i had just come home and I touched the bonnet, it was very warm on the passenger side again, is this just the heat from the turbo and normal, or is summit up ??

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    What's under the metal casing on the right dude?

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    I don't know the engine layout very well, but going on that pic above, that will be the turbo, so perfectly normal, they do get a little warm !

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    That explains it Tommy

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    Thought it was the turbo heating up, heard of them glowing before, can they crack getting flooded with cold water out of a puddle, there was a lot of steam !

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    Well I guess it might be possible, but I think it would certainly have to be a extreme case, don't think I would worry about it to be honest.
    It's more common to see steam from brake discs, get them a little warm with some enthusiastic driving and then go through some water and you can hardly see where you're going, lol.

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    I used to treat my RS Turbo like a slag and often saw steam coming from boiling water off the turbo. It can usually take lots of stick, but the heat sheilds deflect most of the water and they get hot enough to boil the water too.
    You would have to absolutely drown the turbo to make it crack as the temperature change on the road would be negligable.

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    Another free receipe:

    Drive hard for 20-30 miles, and pull over.
    Keep the engine idling, and lift the bonnet.
    Pour a couple of tablespoons of cooking oil onto the flat silver thing on the right hand side.
    Add a couple of rashers of bacon, then crack open an egg on top.
    About 5mins for the bacon, plus another 3 for the egg...

    dv.

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    and if you're still hungry then you can peel road kill off the front bumper

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    Right . Yep the turbo sits under there. This is why its says hot on the silver cover. Also due this being a single twin scroll, both sets of gases are going too it. But the other thing as you mention the steam is that the single pipe comes down over the gearbox and then runs straight back to the rear axle. This is why all the steam came from that side. Yep the bonnet does get hot.

    But the funny thing is when I first got one (about a year 1 1/2 ago) I found out how hot the turbo got whilst looking over the engine and lent on the silver cover and yep you guessed it I had HOT printed on the palm of my hand.

    DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, it hurts!!! And glowing is not unsual I use to get my old Astra turbo bright orange if given a real bit of stick

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