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    Got my car back

    Got my car back from Vauxhall today with a new turbo. It feels a lot faster now which is a good thing. But vauxhall gave me some very strange advice.
    "Take it easy now, dont drive it too fast"

    What!?!? Dont drive it too fast?!?! Whats the point in owning it then! At first I thought that he was joking but he was being serious. I said if I wanted to take it easy I would of brought a Daewoo.

    Anyway the main thing is I got the car back for the weekend.

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    Probably the turbo needs running in first for now

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    Hmmm probably, he didnt say anything about running it in. One of the technicians did tell me to leave the engine running after a drive to let the turbo cool down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex888
    Hmmm probably, he didnt say anything about running it in. One of the technicians did tell me to leave the engine running after a drive to let the turbo cool down.
    Thats normal. I was asked to leave the car running for about a minute or so.

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    Was the new turbo on warranty Alex? and what was the problem with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex888
    Hmmm probably, he didnt say anything about running it in. One of the technicians did tell me to leave the engine running after a drive to let the turbo cool down.
    You should always give a Turbo car time to cool down before switching the engine off, and depending on how you have been driving it this could be anything up to around 5 mins.

    I tend to take the last 4 or 5 miles of any journey at a very steady pace and then leave the engine running for a minute or so at idle. If I don't take it easy I often leave it running for 2 and half maybe 3 mins before shutting the engine down depending on how hard I have been driving the car.

    If yo really can't get used to leaving it running - yo ushould invest in a Turbo timer to do the job for you !!
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    indeed alex, the tubby needs bedding in before being pushed! I know it's hard to drive like a saint ;-) but needs must and all that. put some dosh into a turbo timer - well worth it! turbo's get up to stupid temps you see, 500 degs C and more when being pushed and as the oil is the main sorce of lube and coolant... a calm down period is needed. Think of what happens when you put a pour a cold drink into a hot glass.... same thing applies to turbo after being pushed then suddenly turning the engine off.

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    turbo timer £200 new turbo £1000 what alarm do you have on your car.
    the alarm my friend has on my old car would run for 2 mins after a turned if off it was a cilford 500 with remote start worked fine for me


    let the turbo cool down for a few mins
    or your do this to the turbo

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    my mum friend's celica twin turbo (yes that is right it was a 2.0 twin turbo it had a second turbo added)
    had a fancy turbo time thing on it would leave the car running after it was switched off and locked up
    not a 100% sure but i think depending on the turbo temp depended how long the unit kept the engine running for (could be total wrong with that but i think it varried the time that it left the engine running for)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylB
    indeed alex, the tubby needs bedding in before being pushed!
    I completley agree, and i do let the car cool down a minute or so before knocking it off. But my question is this, if you go and have a hybrid turbo fitted, and then a remap, what is the first thing that happens, they run it on a rolling road, it dont seem right to me
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