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Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by hope801, Dec 21, 2010.

Do you let your car sit at idle and let the turbo cool after a drive?And if you do, h

  1. Yes I let the car sit at idle and let the turbo cool

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  2. No I do not

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  3. I dont know. Someone please help my noob-some self

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  1. hope801

    hope801 Active Member

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    For those that have boosted cars, no matter what the make.

    Do you let your car sit at idle and let the turbo cool after a drive?And if you do, how long?
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    depends on how you drive. if i go get groceries, no. if i'm driving "spirited", then yes. for about 30-60 seconds. most turbo timers do this for you.
     
  3. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    mine sits for 1 minute no matter how much i drive.
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    i dont do it, unless i just was driving it hard.
     
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    Usually about a minute, unless I have been driving for a long time, then a little more.
     
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    hondafreak513 New Member

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    Same as everyone else said if drivin hard then yeah let it sit for a minute if drivin normal then just 30 seconds..
     
  7. jdmLife

    jdmLife I KILL V8s

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    when i had mine i jus bought a hks turbo timer and set it for 60 seconds no matter how much i drove it jus becuase i didnt want to take any chances but its all ur own preferance my buddy never lets his sit and hes never had any problems so far.
     
  8. boostin4fun

    boostin4fun Boosted ls/vtec ohh yeah!

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    I watch my egt gauge and when it drops down way low I go ahead and kill it. Like everyone else said if you were driving hard it will take longer for this to drop and if not it only takes a minute or so.
     
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    I 'plan' my stops. Before i know i'm going to park somewhere, i drive like a grandma for a mile or 2 to let everything cool down and stay out of boost, then i give it 5-10 seconds at idle before i officially shut it down.

    my turbo is watercooled though as well, and the owners manual even states a cool down is not necessary and won't void the 100k warranty :)
     
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    cool guys, thanks, i was just curious to what anyone might suggest
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    oh yea the only n00b vote!
     
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    This is a very good idea you have. :huh:

    I will try this- although I tend to have the problem my foot not being able to stay out of the gas. I have found that there is never the need for a cooldown at Wal Mart. By the time you actually get a decent parking spot- you can just pull in and shut it off lol. Place is retarded ridiculous.
     
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    If I remember to leave it on for a while I do, otherwise I dont. If I blow the turbo up then the new one will be bigger.. :)
     
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  14. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    While I've never owned a turbo car, every one of my friends with them also have turbo timers.
     
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    i knew youd say that :p
     
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