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Old 21 Jul 2005, 11:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Turbo Timers?

I have a 2002 WRX japanese model
I would like to know if I neew a Turbo Timer
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Old 22 Jul 2005, 07:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi welcome to the site - just noticed your first post :wink:

You dont need a turbo timer but one may be recommended... The turbo timer would assist your turbo in the cooling down process after the engine is shut down normally. It will idle for a set amount of time when you leave your car.

Alot of people highly recommend these as turbos really appreciate a proper shutdown.

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Old 22 Jul 2005, 12:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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As per Gareths comments really.

A Turbo TImer is a good way of looking after your Turbo - however you can do the same thing. If you have been driving the car hard or have been zooming along a Motorway for a sustained period you should never just pull in and turn off (say for example a Motorway Services). You can sit and allow the car to idle for a couple of minutes to allow the oil around the Turbo to disipitate the heat before turning off. Otherwise if you have been driving hard etc then just drive off boost/gently for the last few miles of your journey. Both will have the desired effect to help protect your Turbo bearings from being literally 'cooked' by the hot engine oil - if you don't let it cool down.

Turbo Timers are an excellent way of automatically doing the above but be warned I do believe some Insurers get very touchy about TT being fitted as it overrides the alarm and ignition etc.
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Old 28 Jul 2005, 08:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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As per Gareths comments really.


Turbo Timers are an excellent way of automatically doing the above but be warned I do believe some Insurers get very touchy about TT being fitted as it overrides the alarm and ignition etc.
Not only do insurance compaines not like it (because the immobiliser cannot come on until the turbo timer stops the engine for obvious reasons) but it is also illegal to leave a car running on the public road with nobody in it. So, if you've got to be in the car, you might just as well save yourself the hassle of a turbo timer and wait 30 secs with the engine idling.
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You'd be surprised how long you actually need it to stay on for after you've been on a run. On a motor way drive I sometimes have to leave it on for 4 minuntes before it turns itself off!! I just stick in the car with the climate control on!!

Would recommend having a timer, apparently the blitz model is good and pretty cheap considering you can spend out nearly 1000 on a new turbo.. 120 (I think it is from Scooby world) is well worth it..
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You dont need one but, they are good if you want to protect your turbo. I bought Blitz timer and harness (113.98 inc Vat) inc del, direct from Blitz. Very easy to fit. Includes in car temp, Volt meter plus lap timer. Nice kit 20 minutes to fit. Costly, but better than sat on your ass waiting for your turbo to cool when there is a clock machine ticking in work

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