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turbo timers??

sorry for the repost, i posted in the electronics section with no response. more traffic here so ill give it a shot.

i was wondering what timers everyone is using if any.

i just blew my turbo and plan on replacing with a powermax unit, and want some security if the wife drives the truck or i dont have time to sit and watch my gauges.

are all timers the same ie usable for gas and diesel engines?

i can pick up an 405-AO11 APEXi timer friday for 60 bucks.

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does anyone know if this will work for my 2003 6.0?

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I dont know if that one you posted will work on a diesel?

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The best way to set it up is to run it off an EGT probe on a timer. Once the turbo timer sees the EGT's bellow 300 it will shut off. If you decide you want to give it more time than that you can get some that will let you set a time limit of your liking. I have a couple of trucks here at work that I have put turbo timers on and I just have them set up to idle for 3 minutes.

Another thing that will help increase the life of your new turbo would be to look into a BD crank case breather relocation kit. Pumping the intercooler and intake full of oil isn't doing your turbo any favors. The compressor side of your turbo should never have oil in it. Eventually it will cause clipping in the wheel

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The best way to set it up is to run it off an EGT probe on a timer. Once the turbo timer sees the EGT's bellow 300 it will shut off. If you decide you want to give it more time than that you can get some that will let you set a time limit of your liking. I have a couple of trucks here at work that I have put turbo timers on and I just have them set up to idle for 3 minutes.

Another thing that will help increase the life of your new turbo would be to look into a BD crank case breather relocation kit. Pumping the intercooler and intake full of oil isn't doing your turbo any favors. The compressor side of your turbo should never have oil in it. Eventually it will cause clipping in the wheel
You wait until yours hits 300 deg or less? I wait till it his 400deg or less, even if it idles for 10minutes it's around 330ish.

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You wait until yours hits 300 deg or less? I wait till it his 400deg or less, even if it idles for 10minutes it's around 330ish.
I have always shut my truck off when the EGT 's get below 400 degrees. I have done this with all of the PSD's i have owned and never have a turbo failure.

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I always let mine cool down to 350*. It is only irritating to wait for it in serious summer heat but still it never takes more than a couple of minutes.
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Why 350 degrees, personal preference?

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350 is just where they come down to in a reasonable amount of time. It don't hardly take any time for mine to reach that temp.

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