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    >>Turbo Timer<< Help :confused:

    Ok i have been looking around and even got a few prices on getting a turbo timer fitted to my 2001 wrx. But everyone is telling me that i have to change from my stock alarm system as the key acts as the Immobilizer. there for when i take the key out the car will turn of...

    And getting a new alarm fitted is not exactly cheap as i dont want a crappy one.

    So at the moment i stay in the car and let it warm down for a few mins...

    How important is it to let the car warm down? and what sort of time should u let it idle for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch-my01rex View Post
    How important is it to let the car warm down? and what sort of time should u let it idle for?
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    we have oil cooled turbos you don't have any use for a turbo timer at all, you can turn you car off as soon as your done driving. the cooling system continues to work until the turbo is cooled down.

    Save the money there is no need for a turbo timer on our cars.
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    well dont i feel stupid!

    I can't believe all the people i have seen about it and no one told me about this...

    Thanks alot for that.

    If you dont mind could you just explain that to me. how the oil cooling works after the car is turned of... thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch-my01rex View Post
    well dont i feel stupid!

    I can't believe all the people i have seen about it and no one told me about this...

    Thanks alot for that.

    If you dont mind could you just explain that to me. how the oil cooling works after the car is turned of... thanks again
    the way i understand it
    the heat left in the system actually moves the oil thru the turbo thus cooling it.
    Just like steam moves thru pipes
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    A little OT but mitch you put brisbane as your location, is that brisbane CA in the bay area or some other state?

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    That would be brisbane queensland australia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch-my01rex View Post
    That would be brisbane queensland australia
    HAHA way off lol thanks anyways, i wish i could live in australlia
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    haha no worries mate! yeah aussie pretty awesome. but never been anywhere else but new zealand! so i wouldnt no!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicWagon View Post
    Mitch
    we have oil cooled turbos you don't have any use for a turbo timer at all, you can turn you car off as soon as your done driving. the cooling system continues to work until the turbo is cooled down.

    Save the money there is no need for a turbo timer on our cars.
    The turbos are both oil and water cooled. If they were only oil cooled, then you could use a turbo timer.
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    Oh yeah so the subaru's have both.

    So the only reason you would let it idle for a min or so is if it had been driven hard right up until you stop?

    Thaks for all the help guys now i wont have to sit in my car and wait till i think it has idled for enough!!

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    I always drive slowly at low rpms for the last mile or so of my drive. Staying out of boost will let the turbo cool down a bit. If I was really pushing the car, I'll let it idle for a minute in the driveway before I shut it off. I don't care if the turbo is water cooled or not, if it's really hot when you shut the car off, I still want the water pump to push some fluid through it to help cool it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    I always drive slowly at low rpms for the last mile or so of my drive. Staying out of boost will let the turbo cool down a bit. If I was really pushing the car, I'll let it idle for a minute in the driveway before I shut it off. I don't care if the turbo is water cooled or not, if it's really hot when you shut the car off, I still want the water pump to push some fluid through it to help cool it down.
    This is probably the best thing to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch-my01rex View Post
    ..to my 2001 wrx.
    another indication of australia, not california.

    the way i understood it, the coolant is whats evaporating, creating pressure to circulate the oil, and will continue to do so, until everything is cool enough to stop evaporating coolant. so yeah, a turbo timer isnt needed, since the coolant is evaporating, even when its turned off.

    needless to say (evaporating coolant, and all), i have a turbo timer. its interior bling! plus, nothing says 'look how awesome my car is' more than seeing it idle for 10 seconds after getting out of it.
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