Author Topic: turbo protector  (Read 967 times)

April 25, 2013, 01:10:00 PM
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frans & stef

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Hi there
does anuone know where i can get a turbo protector fitted in the pietermaritzburg area .
I have 2.5xt forester

April 25, 2013, 06:03:01 PM
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Frans, do you mean a turbo timer, the thing that will idle your car after you switch off?

Sorry I can't help you in PMB, but just my opinion, I really believe those things are overated unless you often give your car stick then come to a stop which is not good for it even with a turbo timer. I always cool down properly before coming to a stop and in a rare situation I can't do it, for example coming off the freeway to fill up at the Ultra City, I'll make sure I'm off boost for a kilometre or two so beforehand and then just idle for a minute or two once stopped. There's always something to do in that minute or so, check voicemail messages or whatever.

The manual method keeps unecessary heat out of your engine bay and saves petrol too.
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April 25, 2013, 06:40:32 PM
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...but just my opinion, I really believe those things are overated

Agreed, got the same impression from other forums (VW/Audi & Scoob) in SA, USA and Oz.

Backing off over the last few k's and idling a bit if needed is a good habit.  Sold my tuned GTi on just short of 200k kms and never had any issues.
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April 25, 2013, 08:09:52 PM
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Yip. Also don't think it is worth the effort. The stock turbo that is also watercooled really works well. Just drive the last bit with the turbo in mind and make sure it get's serviced properly and you'll never have issues.
Also, don't boost the crap out of it if the engine is still cold.
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April 25, 2013, 08:39:52 PM
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They are usefull sometimes you know.... Helps in winter to keep the heater going while you run into the shop. LOL

April 26, 2013, 02:16:10 PM
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thanks guys.
are there ever any get togethers with the club members ?