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    how to look after a turbo

    hi guys as most of you prob know now i have got a turbo coupe!!!!! but as this is the first time that i have ever owned a turbo i would just like some pointers on the best way to look after them in order not to break/f**k up the turbo??????



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    best thing you can do is let it fully warm up before nailing it and let it cool down after a good nailing. an oil temp gauge would be a good addition as the water heats up quicker than the oil, and the oil is the main thing that protects your turbo. parts of a turbo can hit 1000degs when being thrashed.

    Regular oil changes using decent oil are a must, no more than 5000 miles between changes, less if you drive it hard. you can also buy a turbo timer for not a lot of cash, lets you lock the car and walk away with the engine still running to allow the turbo to cool down.

    hope that helps!

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    Let it warm up gently before going mad on boost + let it cool down for 30sec-1min1/2 before turning the engine off.

    And regular oil changes.

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    as above,

    but tbh i havent changed my oil for over a year so i dont really think i can advise much..
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    oh and any thing that i should look out for that will show that i have a problem i.e. smoke (colour), noise etc....

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    oil in the boost pipe, blue smoke or clouds of thick white smoke would suggest the turbo has blown a seal.

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    i was told by a mate that i should let it warm up/cool down for 5 mins but i thought that was too long

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    Around 15mins to warm up, 5 seems a long time to cool down, i normally just drive without boost for the last 2-5mins of my journey and let it idle for 30secs before turning off.

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    15mins warm up oh no i have only been doing 5, well its 15 mins from now on thank f**k for intellistart !!

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    Thats 15mins of steady driving, not 15mins of idling that would prob do more harm then good.

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