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    hey guyz instead i'm planin on gettin a turbo timer but i've been told that i'm just wastin my money, so besides gettin a TT cant i just let the car idle fo a bit if so how long?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vipah07 View Post
    hey guyz instead i'm planin on gettin a turbo timer but i've been told that i'm just wastin my money, so besides gettin a TT cant i just let the car idle fo a bit if so how long?...
    It's a waste of money on our cars because the turbo is properly placed in a well designed and implemented cooling system. Even after you shut the car off, the water will continue to circulate as needed to cool down the turbo. It's a matter of heat and pressure.

    Some cars do benefit from a turbo timer, but the WRX doesn't need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post

    Some cars do benefit from a turbo timer, but the WRX doesn't need it.
    true, but I found another use for'em. Warming up car in the morning and running into the house to grab something real quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pactin View Post
    true, but I found another use for'em. Warming up car in the morning and running into the house to grab something real quick.
    Or you could buy a remote start system and not have to run outside. It's fairly easy to use with a stick as a turbo-timer/remote start - just so long as you think of it that way.

    Get to where you are going, hit both buttons on the remote to have the remote start hold the car running and turn the key to off. The car is still running. Pull up the parking brake and leave the car out of gear. Get out, lock the car and use the remote to turn the car off. As long as you are willing to do this everytime, you'll never have a problem.

    It's cheap and effective, I did this with my old Cherokee 5-speed with a Viper alarm with remote start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    Or you could buy a remote start system and not have to run outside. It's fairly easy to use with a stick as a turbo-timer/remote start - just so long as you think of it that way.

    Get to where you are going, hit both buttons on the remote to have the remote start hold the car running and turn the key to off. The car is still running. Pull up the parking brake and leave the car out of gear. Get out, lock the car and use the remote to turn the car off. As long as you are willing to do this everytime, you'll never have a problem.

    It's cheap and effective, I did this with my old Cherokee 5-speed with a Viper alarm with remote start.
    That could work. But the turbo timer was practically a gift, and I can't justify buying a remote start just for this feature y'kno?
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    sell it to someone who needs it?
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    what?
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