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    Turbo timer and launching

    1) I was told that because the 09 WRX is oil and water cooled I don't need a turbo timer, true or false?

    2) I tried launching the car with traction control off and was curious if anyone had any suggestions for an RPM range.

    So far the car only has the SPT cat back exhaust, came with it when I bought it. Not only I'm I new to the WRX but to imports as well. Any sites or articles that go in depth about this car would be great! Thanks

    nate

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    1) true. It's not just the 09s though. All wrx's and sti's do not need turbo timers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    1) true. It's not just the 09s though. All wrx's and sti's do not need turbo timers.
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    Thanks guys, saves me time and money. Is it because of the fact it's water cooled as well? I don't undersrand why because i thought the purpose of a timer was to prevent oil from spilling into the turbo. Today I'm going to start some serious research,thanks again!

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    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=465156

    take a read through that


    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=533787

    ^ will also tell you pretty much everything you need to know about subarus & modifictions

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    xtreme06 -

    thanks for the links, I'm reading them now!

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    no problem :]

    where in tampa are you?

    there are big meets every few months where we all meet at courtney campbell causeway then cruise to QSL. www.floridasubarus.com is there the meets are usually posted.

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    +1 on everything everyone else said

    2). dont launch your car plain and simple theres no need unless your on a drag strip

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    Quote Originally Posted by bambaera View Post
    i thought the purpose of a timer was to prevent oil from spilling into the turbo.
    Explain that one again? No,a turbo timer is used to cycle the oil through the turbo and oil system for a short while until oil temps are cooler. A hot shut down would/could cause coking on the turbo shaft and bearings. The timer is usually used on oil cooled and lubricated turbos only as water/oil CHRA turbos are usually already cooled down by the time you find a place to park and have the ability to even still remove heat when the car is no longer running.
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    Thanks Donkey, that was the purpose of my post, to get this type of info. I'm so green to imports in general, especially the WRX, any info is greatly appreciated. Even if it's kind of arrogant..lol

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    how does one perform a hot shut down?

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    how long should I wait supposing that it is a stock turbo. There was a turbo cooler (mod) put in before I bought it. I don't have any guages to tell me what the motor is doing. I am a rookie to any import.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Family toy View Post
    how long should I wait supposing that it is a stock turbo. There was a turbo cooler (mod) put in before I bought it. I don't have any guages to tell me what the motor is doing. I am a rookie to any import.
    Zero seconds. Unless of course you're on your 12th lap of Road America and decide to stop and park your car in the middle of the track halfway thru the lap.

    What's a turbo cooler?

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