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    Glowing turbos

    How much punishment does it take to make a standard turbo glow?
    The Lord works in mysterious ways...
    Corsa CDTi - 120bhp / 215 lb-ft

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    About 400 degrees centigrade
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    What I mean is, is it possible to have it glowing by just driving it hard? Or would it only be seen on an engine testbed?
    The Lord works in mysterious ways...
    Corsa CDTi - 120bhp / 215 lb-ft

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    Hard driving will see it white hot.

    at a RR session a couple of years back a mate of mine with a phase 3.5 Let had it so hot you could see the blade spinning inside.

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    I saw mine glowing at a RR session a few months back, standard ZLET.

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    I've seen turbos in diesels running yellow hot, and that doesn't happen too often.
    2007 Metro Blue 5 door Mk5 Elite 1.7CDTI
    6th Vauxhall (4th Astra) in 10 years...plus a couple of other sheds...

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    Turbo or manifold glowing? my manifold glows after a good drive cant say i've ever seen the turbo glowing...
    Regal tuned Astra VXR.

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    love to see glowing turbos!!!!

    MK4 1.8 16V Sport and MK5 CDTi Estate




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    now they're hot!!!!!

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    My old turbo use to glow well easy but since iam fitted the vxr unit ive not seen it glow yet.
    Coupe turbo now with front mount

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