Special insulating panels had to be fitted to protect the area around the engines from overheating. The panels were silver-coated. Five kilograms of silver were used in their manufacture.
My question is, why? What does silver-coating do exactly? AFAIK you still need some kind of cooling, either air or liquid, or else the heat flux will steadily raise the temperature to the failing point.
Wikipedia lists the thermal conductivity for silver and copper as 429 W/(m·K) and 401 W/(m·K) respectively. It is only a slight difference and I can't imagine why you would absolutely need that slight difference for a massive increase in cost. Plus I'm pretty sure silver (and gold) are a lot easier to melt than copper.
The only "special" thing about silver, that I know, is that it's highly reflective and therefore is used in the mirrors of superindustrial strength telescopes. I cannot imagine you would need that inside an engine, as virtually all the heat comes from conduction via the hot engine gasses, not radiation.
Edit: The silver could be part of some silver alloy. It would still have to be a coating of this alloy.