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Turbo Timer, Some Help Please.

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by Harsh, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Parantap Chatterjee

    Parantap Chatterjee Regolare

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    Well I'm not anti-gadget or anti-tech by any stretch of the imagination , but there seems to be something a little unusual , almost unearthly , about parking your car , taking the keys out , locking and walking away... and still hearing your engine running :(
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  2. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Well if its saving the turbo and critical parts of your cars engine i wont bother about how unusual i am :)
  3. charan

    charan

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    Does Turbo timers enhance the life of Turbo chargers??

    Hi guys, I am contradicting with myself trying to understand the idling rule with Turbo chargers with the MJD and TJet engines if there is a requirement for Turbo timers.

    If anybody has installed these devices please throw some light on its advantages/functionalities.
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  4. theblack

    theblack Esperto

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    Well its always going to be debatable if you ask me.
    I've seen guys who have absued there cars like anything without any sort of idling and there turbos are fine even after 65-70K . I've also seen guys who take care of there car and yet turbos have packed up at about 35-40k.

    Theoretically at least turbo timers should help you to get better life out of your turbo but just idling can only take you so far as there are other considerations as well.
    My personal opinion , these geeky stuff might look good on paper and on a spec sheet to brag about but nothing really worth spending your money on.
  5. charan

    charan

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    I agree with your point, I was even talking to Krishna about this earlier.

    Its just that the consequences of not maintaining the turbo charger well is playing up in my mind.
  6. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    There is already a thread on this topic.

    Rajan
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  7. charan

    charan

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    It costs about 3.5k
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  8. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    Re: Does Turbo timers enhance the life of Turbo chargers??

    With regards to idling engine/turbo timer for our MJDs, it is good to have BUT for the T Jet, its not required. Reason being MJDs turbo is oil cooled and hence it requires the engine to be in idle for the oil to be circulated while the T Jets turbo is water cooled.

    It is advisable to idle any engine NA or TCed for 30secs atleast after a highway ride for better health of the engine itself in general.

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  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Thanks Rajan, threads merged.
  10. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Better to use good brand engine oil and Delvac 1 is the best. Bypass your idea about the timers with good branded engine oil ;) .
    when the engine is off, it doesnt means there is no oil on the shaft(after long run) .As per the delvac specs,in high temperatures it forms a thick layer of oil :confused: .
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