Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

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Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by hambone » Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:58 pm

As a replacement for the original tar board stuff, what do you think of foil backed rigid insulation?
As: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-R- ... 5yc1vZbaxx
"Polyiso ridgid foam board offers superior fire protection properties compared to any other ridgid foam board insulation"

from good ol Bookwus, still giving advice from the afterlife:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... n&start=40
(towards the bottom of the page)
Colin, how is that stuff holding up?
About to drop the engine and transmission, have a lot of work to do in there....all has been a filthy mess so far.
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by ruckman101 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:31 pm

What shiny new looking heater accordion tubes he has. Non-flammable material is good, too. I get to drop my engine and transmission next week. To put in a rebuilt transmission for the third time. I would highly advice one of those ATV/motorcycle jacks.

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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by hercdriver » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:13 am

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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by hambone » Wed Jun 04, 2014 5:28 pm

Yeahbut the other stuff is $11. Early Bay too, he only has a weird 1 piece ABS thing for way too much, $70?
I was thinking of painting it with spray undercoating, that would give the original tarboard look.
Speaking of heater tubes, ugh my heat tubes are proudly displaying crumbling white asbestos rings, maybe I should get new tubes and just toss this toxic crap...but that is another story.

Neal funny we are both in 3-rib transmission land at the same time, yours new mine bleah.
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:06 am

hambone wrote: from good ol Bookwus, still giving advice from the afterlife:

Colin, how is that stuff holding up?
Holding up very nicely . . . but don't stab it with small screwdrivers or sharp metal. I have two patches of HVAC aluminum tape from such carelessness.
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by hambone » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:56 pm

Thanks Colin, so they aren't that durable. Mebbe the BOOM MAT stuff whateverits will give it some teeth. I'm gonna do it!
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:45 am

hambone wrote:Thanks Colin, so they aren't that durable. Mebbe the BOOM MAT stuff whateverits will give it some teeth. I'm gonna do it!
I think they are FINE. They just sit there. They hold their shape. They are like styrofoam blocks with a silver finish. But they don't like getting stabbed with screwdrivers or poked with errant preheater cable ends.
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by tristessa » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:43 am

Eight posts, someone wanted to make sure Hambone got the message. =D
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Post by airkooledchris » Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:23 pm

so they are fine?
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jun 07, 2014 9:46 pm

airkooledchris wrote:so they are fine?
What are fine?
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Re: Bus Engine Compartment Insulation

Post by hambone » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:47 am

meh
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