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Old 22 May 2005, 11:17 pm
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This is probobly the dumpest question ever but do we need to do anything to our turbo's to get maxinum life out of them?
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Old 23 May 2005, 08:45 am
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Change your oil as recommended and allow at least 1-3 minutes of cool down time (depending on how hard your've just run it) with the engine idling before you shut the car off. You can install a Turbo Timer to do the last part for you.

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Old 23 May 2005, 08:59 am
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It is MY OPINION (and many other's) that synthetic oil is of great benefit, particularly for turbos.
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Old 23 May 2005, 05:56 pm
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Chrysler has always cooled turbochargers the correct way...using both oil and coolant. I had 2 of the mid 80's Stage 1 2.2 Turbos. One is still going in a 86 New Yorker. The old ones were made by Garret who makes them for light aircraft. Both cars had functional louveres in the hood to vent the heat. Man, did they ever smoke in the winter or after driving through a puddle. I got some strange looks sitting at a stoplight. I hope this Mitsu holds up as good as the old ones. Free power using exhaust gas.....what a concept....
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Old 23 May 2005, 11:29 pm
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I bought a Turbo Timer. It lets the engine run after you turn off the key for a designated time.
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Old 23 May 2005, 11:34 pm
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quote:Originally posted by quicksilverdon

It is MY OPINION (and many other's) that synthetic oil is of great benefit, particularly for turbos.
Right on! This is a "must do" IMHO. [8]
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