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GENERAL => General Chat => Topic started by: DanielSon-gtt on 23:24, Sun 22 February 2009

Title: Turbo Timers
Post by: DanielSon-gtt on 23:24, Sun 22 February 2009
AnyBody Have One Of These Or Do They Not See The Point In One..
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Post by: Ash-Lee on 23:57, Sun 22 February 2009
I've never seen the point in them.

There's also the issue of them making it easier to get to the ignition wiring should your car get broken into, i'm not sure where insurance companys sit with these types of devices. Also is it not illegal to leave an unattended car running?

Personally i think the best turbo timer is the driver, i usually drive 'normal' before i get home after giving it a blast to allow the oil and engine to cool down.
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Post by: owe on 05:18, Mon 23 February 2009
i wud of got one but coz i have a alarm/imobiliser u have to get wired in around that an didnt fancy doin that myself lol
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Post by: mat_pithers on 10:36, Mon 23 February 2009
i have a turbo timer ad wouldnt be with out 1 coz there is always that 1 time when u 4get to drive norm and you will have to sit in your car and wait for it to cool a bit but with the timer i just jump out lock up and go in doors and as for the insur thing u can get a cat 1 alarm with a turbo timer built in
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Post by: whitneyd on 11:21, Mon 23 February 2009
I have one on the Cosworth and I'll put one on the Express. It's just good insurance to keep the oil temp down in the turbo whenever you stop driving.
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Post by: JK on 11:30, Tue 24 February 2009
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
I've never seen the point in them.

There's also the issue of them making it easier to get to the ignition wiring should your car get broken into, i'm not sure where insurance companys sit with these types of devices. Also is it not illegal to leave an unattended car running?

Personally i think the best turbo timer is the driver, i usually drive 'normal' before i get home after giving it a blast to allow the oil and engine to cool down.


i agree, i just take it easy before i stop driving, and aint to bothered about waiting a min for it to cool.  :)
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Post by: owe on 14:23, Tue 24 February 2009
i thought the whole point of a turbo timer an the reason u let it idle before switching off was to keep an oil supply to the turbo while the blades  were still spinning
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Post by: sonic-jdm on 15:36, Tue 24 February 2009
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i thought the whole point of a turbo timer an the reason you let it idle before switching off was to keep an oil supply to the turbo while the blades  were still spinning






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