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Turbo Cool Down
I have always heard that when the turbo get hot, you should allow them to cool down before shutting the engine off. This being my first Diesel, and first vehicle equipped with a turbo, I'm wondering what exactly this means.
I'm also guessing that the only way to really tell if it's hot, is by EGT's -- If an EGT Gage is present (mine is). Though I'm not sure how accurate that might be???
So, I'm wondering at what temperature the EGT Gauge should read before shutting the engine off, or if that's even an accurate way to know if the turbo needs some cool down time.
I've heard ~300*
What say ye?
2001 Excursion Limited 7.3 PSD
4" Exhaust, Ford AIS Filter and Box
DP-Tuner F5 - Current Chip
Diablo Chip (not being used)
Superchips 1705 tuner (My code reader)
Broken Tranny as of 01/29/2011 --> New John Wood Trans shortly after. So far it's been awesome, spendy, but awesome.
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**First PSD - Purchased 1/2/2008
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