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Old 08-12-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Engine cover heat

Hello people - this is for you people who have older units with the 460 v8. How do you deal with all the heat that comes thru the engine (dog house) cover ?
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:56 PM   #2
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When we had that type unit I installed insulation board under the turtle shell. Made a huge difference. Nowadays I bet they have even better stuff
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:42 PM   #3
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We had a '99 Adventurer that put out a lot of heat through the dog-house ...

I ordered some insulation from JC Whitney catalog ... it was fiberglass with reflective foil for the engine side ... they specified the glue to use to attach it ...

I helped reduce the noise and the heat
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:42 PM   #4
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I got the same issue with my 98 Adventure. Boy does it get hot. I dread driving it in the summer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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Our doghouse is fine. It appears to be foam insulated and has a reflective backing on the under-side. Everything around the doghouse gets warm, at least after hours of travel, but we'll be insulating that soon..
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback people. I think I'll being making an attack on the doghouse cover soon. Last time DW and I were out was week of July 4th. And it was hot traveling from Pittsburgh to Columbus, Ohio and back. Even with both roof airs running and dash air - had all we could to get temp in front seats down to low 80s !
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
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I found this Olfart;

http://http://www.jcwhitney.com/heat...?filterid=u0j1
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I spent hours lining the doghouse with foil and insulation. It helped a little. I also found a hole in the doghouse that was like a heat vent. That helped a little. What helped the most was trading in on a DP and now the floor is both cool and quiet. Good luck.
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I lined the actual dog house with a 3/4" foam product with a silver mylar covering to reflect heat. I then put a thin "Dynamat" type covering on everything from the windshield back to the transmission and out to the frame. It has a peel off cover that you then stick the product where ever you want it. I bought mine at Jeg's or Summit speed shop online. It's been on for several years and made a big difference in heat and noise. It's very easy to fit around odd shapes and took about 2 hours to put on with two people. It was under $200.00 and well worth it.

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:47 AM   #10
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Reflective bubble wrap

I installed reflective bubble wrap, you can see it by following this link:

1983 Fleetwood Pace Arrow Motorhome Restoration Project: Installed a reflective bubble wrap insulation to the underside of my doghouse
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How did you attach it?
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FDC, if I recall correctly I used high temp glue, a staple gun and reflective metal duck tape.
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kartvines:
How long ago did you install the bubble wrap under your engine cover ?
And did it really reduce the heat thru the cover ?
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Is the bubble wrap reflectix? It sure looks like it.
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