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Covering Exhaust During transtit

Discussion in 'Equipment Moving Questions' started by dozerduded6r, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. stinkycat

    stinkycat Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2009
    retired, disabled vet
    Had large turbocharged marine engines and if they set for a very long time we could have some bearing problems not often but there was other machinery running ie, fire pumps that over time would or could cause bearing failure. We would spin the propeller shaft so they wouldn't set in the same position. On some of the steam powered ships I was on when at anchor our plants were in stand by we spin the steam turbine every 15 to 30 minutes to keep the turbine rotors straight. Welding was another problem the arc welders were grounded to the hull and you only had a positive lead so you could arc across bearings out come pitted shafts and bearings. You had to be sure your machinery grounds were good.
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  2. johndeere123

    johndeere123 Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2012
    Nova Scotia
    I would not recommend using duct tape on a chrome exhaust, a friend of mine had to replace the pipes on a truck because the residual glue from the duct tape burnt into the chrome once the truck got hot.
  3. turboexhaust

    turboexhaust New Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    raleigh nc
    turbo exhaust covers

    you can buy custom ones on Ebay... listed @ "turbo exhaust hoodies"
  4. NH575E

    NH575E Senior Member

    Dec 30, 2015
    Retired Machinist
    North, FL
    Sorry for digging up an old thread but I came across this and didn't feel there was a consensus of opinions.

    Here is a screenshot from a New Holland operators manual that specifically reads you should cap the exhaust to prevent turbo damage. Better safe than sorry I say.