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View Poll Results: How do you handle turbo cooling time?
I let the truck run and shutdown maually 27 67.50%
I use a turbo timer of some sort 2 5.00%
I think it's overrated and just shut it off in 30 seconds or less after driving 11 27.50%
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:09 PM
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is cooling the turbo overrated

i'm considering a turbo timer and i'm curious to see how many of you think they are a waste of money?
How do you handle turbo cooling?
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:15 PM
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Waste of money. I don't mind sitting in my truck to let it idle!
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Old 06-21-2009, 05:20 PM
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I setup a post turbo thermocouple to test turbo cool down times after being on the highway for 30 min @ 65mph and temps of 400-600*.

After exiting the highway, driving 1 mile @ 40mph and pulling into a parking lot, I let the truck sit. Pre turbo temps drop to 200-300* quickly, post turbo temps are still over 400* for 3 min.

You do the math. Your mileage may vary.

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performace turbos and such, i would probably do it.

stock nope.
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you can also cool down with a remote start system and get best of both worlds. i use it sometimes but usually just wait a minute or so till my egt reaches under 400 degrees
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Waste of money. I don't mind sitting in my truck to let it idle!
Word. I let mine get to 300-350* post turbo.
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performace turbos and such, i would probably do it.

stock nope.

performance turbo will handle the heat a lot better than the stocker.
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I use a turbo timer of some sort . My buddy had an 03 and he would just drive in and shut her down, One day we were towing a boat up hill and it sounded like chains being dragged behind the truck. We lost power. Blew the fins off the turbo into the cat. Good thing it was still under warranty.
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I don't know if it's a waste of money. I've considered it, but OTOH, I certainly don't mind sitting and watching the gauge drop down to the 300* pre-turbo.
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i just let it sit for awhile if i have been on it hard.... but usually 30 seconds is good enough cuz i dont drive it very hard when im getting close to home
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