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So basically I am a new member here. Never owned a WRX in my life. But I have recently purchased an 03 WRX with the bova exhaust, perrin fuel rails and a few other fun mods. But I had one question about this car. I bought it from a private owner who said that the turbo itself was on there before he bought it, but the dummy installed a a turbo timer on there. Is this is any way an indicator that this guy was either an idiot or found out that the turbo was aftermarket and needed the T.T? Reason I am asking is bc I dont want to look like the 17 yr old rich kid out in the driveway waiting for this damn thing to stop so I can set my alarm and go. I as of right now do this just to make sure that if it is needed it dont mess anything up. What should I do here?
 

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If there is a turbo timer then he either was being safe to properly cool down the turbo OR he ran it hard and didn't want to kill the turbo after running it and forget to cool it down. Either way you look at it at least he made sure the turbo was cooled no matter what! You can adjust the timer to shut off sooner so just look up the brand and model on the web and it will tell you!
 

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If there is a turbo timer then he either was being safe to properly cool down the turbo OR he ran it hard and didn't want to kill the turbo after running it and forget to cool it down. Either way you look at it at least he made sure the turbo was cooled no matter what! You can adjust the timer to shut off sooner so just look up the brand and model on the web and it will tell you!
No. Turbo timers on water-cooled turbos are unnecessary and a waste of fuel. Coolant continues to flow through the turbo even when the car is off. A turbo timer on a WRX is usually indicative of the owner not understanding the car or not doing research before modding. This may become an issue if the owner performed other modifications without first researching.

Anyway, OP, congrats on the Bugeye. Just remove the Turbo Timer; it isn't necessary.
 

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Awesome! Well I did a little more research here on the forums and found that it is the stock turbo on the car and so tomorrow I am ripping that dang thing out. Not needed paper weight. Brand new though! Just put it in the box of uneeded car parts.
 

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Welcome :)

Not sure what kind of weather you deal with there, but many people use turbo timers as an alternative to remote starters to warm their car up before driving.

If it's not causing an issue, I wouldn't bother removing it; you're not going to get much money selling it. If you don't want to use it, turn it off or reduce the time.
 

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Well it gets cold in the winter but for the most part in the summer it gets hot in Kansas. I might just end up leaving it on there and see if it helps with anything in the cold season. But seeing as I will be moving to texas here soon I might not need it.
 

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congrats on the bugeye! looks good... i too have a wrb bugeye. say.. wanna get rid of that wing? lol :D
 

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Thanks, and as of right now no. Seeing as I have not even been able to get ahold of this thing very much and do anything with it. I am currently in afghanistan right now and have had my brother messing with it. Seeins as he is a mechanic and is currently going through to make sure everything on it is how it should be. I will have more time once I get home to play around with it and do some things that I already know are wrong with it.
 
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