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    how to fit a turbo timer

    i have been thinking of installing a turbo timer it says there dead easy but they would say that if there trying to sell it to you lol, anyway i was wondering how you actually do it how long it takes etc, any help or advice would be appreciated before i commit to buying one,
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    not sure on the astra but on the scoob it was just a plug into the loom job takes 2 mins to do but waste of money imho as all you gotta do is keep it off boost for the last couple of mins before you stop driveing and park up also alot of ins co's will invalladate your ins if one is fitted
    on a back road somwhere playing

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    Depends what one you get.

    The pone I fitted had 4 wires. 3 soldered at the ignition and the other soldered to the handbrake wire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi View Post
    Depends what one you get.

    The pone I fitted had 4 wires. 3 soldered at the ignition and the other soldered to the handbrake wire.

    i got a ripspeed one from halfrauds had a few wires
    worked when it wanted too so i just disconnected it
    pile of shite tbh

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    Going by the waste of time theory half the mods people do are pointless!

    I personally would fit one just because I can!

    Unfortunately. I don't have the skills or patience to do it! Soldering ignition wires is not my idea of fun.

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    Loved mine.

    Anything to help cool the turbo is good in my eyes. Even Vauxhall did they cooling mod to help cool the turbo so there must be some reason to do it.

    I didnt find it that hard to fit but I solder as a job.

    Fitted quite a few now for friends.
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    Cooling the turbo is different to a turbo timer though...I'm questioning the need for the turbo timers, why do things just 'because it sounds like a good idea'?

    Same goes for any mod - if it makes things worse or has no actual benefit, why do it?

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    turbo timer for lazy arse's.....just go steady a mile or 2 from where you going to pull up or let car run for a min or so before turning off..
    save your self the hassle of wiring it in
    my ebay apexi air filter + adapter link:
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...e=STRK:MESE:IT

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    The turbo timer is to cool the turbo.

    Its so the oil and water can continue flowing around the turboand thus cool it..

    As for the lazy arse comment it is that but also its a pain if your out wiith friends and you arrive at your destination but you need to sit in the car looking like a lemon for a few minutes.

    Turbo timers also normally have a warm up function so you can set it for say 10 minutes, start the car with the heaters and demisters on and then walk away and lock the car leaving the car to defrost
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