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Question Turbo Timer?

I don't know why I never asked this earlier but... Do we need to let our trucks idle for a bit before we just shut it off after driving it? I mean... I'm used to friends driving turbocharged sports cars and the like, and they always had a turbo timer. Do we need one?

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Letting the truck idle for 5 or 10 minutes after towing or a long drive should be good enough. If you have a pyro shut the truck off when the EGTs are under 450*.
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If you have a pyro shut the truck off when the EGTs are under 450*.
Awesome. That's the kind of information I like. Thanks!

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indeed.. if i been towing heavy i let it idle about 5 mins. If im just drivin home i let it idle a min or two.
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Very cool, thanks guys! I just wanted to make sure

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I just like listening to her idle..lol

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When I get the exhaust put on, I'll LOVE listening to her idle then... haha!

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My egts always drop to 350 in 2 minutes or less whether i have been towing hard of driving normal. In winter they fall faster...maybe a minute. I always shut down after they have dropped to 350 or so.

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Agree also let them get below 275 before shut down. just like to hear my girl idle!

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Gotcha. I guess I'll let my EGT's drop to around 300 before shutoff. That seems to be a good medium based on what everyone's said so far. Thanks guys! Just wanted to make sure that I'm not harming the engine.

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