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    About turbo cool down

    Guys, good morning.

    How long do you think I have to let the turbo cool down in the 2.0 LER before turning the ignition off?

    Thanks in advance

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    All deepens on how you have driven it. I always drive off boost for the last 5 mins and let it idle for about 2/3 mins. The more you cain it before stopping leave it longer.

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    considered buying a turbo timer? some cheap 2nd hand ones float around on ebay from time to time


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    basically if you take it easy for the last 5 mins of your trip this would do the trick,leaving it running and stationary cant be good for a turbo'd car???
    previous car - SRI Turbo
    new car - Focus RS

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    a turbo timer is meant to increase the life of a turbo...it leaves the engine running whilst standing still for a specified time period after you've locked the doors and got out the car...

    so yes it is good for the turbo not bad


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    Quote Originally Posted by sri-turbo-19
    basically if you take it easy for the last 5 mins of your trip this would do the trick,leaving it running and stationary cant be good for a turbo'd car???
    Why not good? For one it says in the manual for the car to do it. And I have been driving turboed cars for the last 10 years on and off. The reason for not turing it off as soon as you stop is that enen though you have stopped the turbo is still spinning at 30k rpm or what ever is is, and if you turn the engine off you stop the oil feed to it hence drying the bearings out and the oil seals thus making em run dry making them fail. Would you put a wheel bearing in car car and not grease it?

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