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Old 01-16-2005, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default do we really need to use a T-T or not?

im just wondering if we really need a turbo timer on our car..co'z if need one it should have one b4 it came out of the market like a stock turbo timer..
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:05 PM   #2
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well turbo timer, or it's also called auto timer these days is a good idea for ppl who lives on hill on drives hard...

it let the engine to idle for another minute or 2 to cool down before the engine is shutted off...if ppl doesn't have autostart can use that to warm up their car over the winter too (by started it up, set it to 10 mins and goes back into ur house; have the alarm arm'ed)

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Old 01-16-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
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I had it... I sold it... why? coz I couldnt use my factory alarm w/o splicing some wires.. I got a starter-alarm combo which includes remote start, auto-timer and alarm.. it cost more money but well worth it...

I used my TT to warm the car up ... but its just too much hassle to go out in the cold, warm the car up, lock it, and go back in
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:31 PM   #4
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The consensus is generally no - engine coolant continues to circulate around the turbo after the engine is shut off by a siphon effect. My alarm has a built-in turbo timer but I almost never use it.
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:33 PM   #5
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I had it... I sold it... why? coz I couldnt use my factory alarm w/o splicing some wires.. I got a starter-alarm combo which includes remote start, auto-timer and alarm.. it cost more money but well worth it...

I used my TT to warm the car up ... but its just too much hassle to go out in the cold, warm the car up, lock it, and go back in
what kind of alarm you got???
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:35 PM   #6
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well turbo timer, or it's also called auto timer these days is a good idea for ppl who lives on hill on drives hard...

it let the engine to idle for another minute or 2 to cool down before the engine is shutted off...if ppl doesn't have autostart can use that to warm up their car over the winter too (by started it up, set it to 10 mins and goes back into ur house; have the alarm arm'ed)

Idling the car to warm it up is bad, mmkay?
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:54 PM   #7
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Idling the car to warm it up is bad, mmkay?
Yes, when it's -20 you should start pounding on it as soon as the starter disengages, none of this letting it idle for 60 seconds to get things a little warm
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Old 01-16-2005, 03:58 PM   #8
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Yes, when it's -20 you should start pounding on it as soon as the starter disengages, none of this letting it idle for 60 seconds to get things a little warm
Did I say that you should "pound on it" right away? nooo . . . but the original poster wasn't talking about "idling it for 60 seconds", either. He was talking about starting the car, locking it, and walking away.

Everything I've ever read has said that is preferable to start driving as soon as is practicable, rather than idling to warm the car up.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:48 PM   #9
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im just wondering if we really need a turbo timer on our car..co'z if need one it should have one b4 it came out of the market like a stock turbo timer..
you dun need one.

read this fAQ.
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Old 01-16-2005, 05:57 PM   #10
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I don't even want to post this without the link that I got the info on but from what I read we don't need a turbo timer. The reason it our cooling system is designed so that once you turn off the car the turbo heats coolant pushing it forward (toward the rad) and pulls cooler coolant into the turbo untill it has dropped tempature. I always cooled off my old turbo car but I don't let my sti cool very often.

Edit: Oh kool beat me to it.
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:31 PM   #11
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Idling the car to warm it up is bad, mmkay?
IMO, I don't see the harm in letting a car idle for a minute or two if it's been sitting overnight in cold temps. That is my 'warm up' time.

If you think that's a bad idea, feel free to start driving your car the moment the starter disenages, anything after that is going to be 'warming it up'.

Of course some people's idea of 'warming up' could mean a 10 minute idle, which I agree with you is not the best idea.
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Old 01-16-2005, 07:44 PM   #12
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I let mine to idles for 3-5 minutes depends on how cold the weather is. Only indication is when the needle on Temp gauge start to move a little
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Old 01-16-2005, 08:49 PM   #13
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you dun need one.

read this fAQ.
So it up to you if you would like to use a turbo timer..

thank's for the info...
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Old 01-16-2005, 08:56 PM   #14
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I just let the engine tell me when its warm enough to drive. After starting when cold, I start to drive as soon as high idle drops down to 1,250 RPMs. from the usual 1,700 RPMs or so, at start up. As for cool down i take it easy for the last few blks. of driving. The wrx has it's own cooldown system for the turbo.
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