PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Turbo

 
Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12 Jun 2002, 06:20 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Middle River, Maryland, USA.
Posts: 5
Default Turbo

I read somewhere that when starting a turbo you should wait a few seconds before pulling out and when stopping you should wait a few seconds again before cutting the motor. No more pulling off right after starting and no more jumping out with the motor barely finished turning. What about it?

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12 Jun 2002, 06:35 pm
Regular Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Beckley, WV, USA.
Posts: 145
Default

Any car should not be cold started and just take off down the road without letting it run for aminute or so, as far as shutting it off, a turbo does not like to be turned off at above idle, in other words when you're ready to turn the car off, you just need to let the engine come down to idle, its really no big deal compared to the HUGE gains y'all get with the turbo....be cool, James

  #3 (permalink)  
Old 13 Jun 2002, 07:39 am
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA.
Posts: 543
Default

Just to expand a bit, generally with a turbo you want to make sure the oil pressure comes up before driving off (a lot depends on where you live and time of year) and that should only take less than a minute or so. Before shutting down, let the car idle for a bit to allow the turbo to wind down, to prevent the oil from coking (if you use regular oil)in the turbo bearings from the heat and extends bearing life (lack of oil and a spinning turbo is not very good). Recent turbo designs keep the oil pressure up for a time to prevent many of the drawbacks of turbo ownership, but a few precautions do help for the long term.

2002 Almond Pearl Limited Edition 27K
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How lucky was I? (BOV install) alceryes General Turbo Discussions 27 18 Jul 2004 11:29 am
Turbo leaking oil 03baggedturbo Turbo Performance 5 09 Dec 2003 09:54 pm
2003 PT Turbo Review by AUTOTEST FILE Gary04GT General Turbo Discussions 2 12 Jul 2003 09:14 am
Chrysler to Offer New Cheaper GT Turbo skylight PT Cruiser News and Rumors 19 12 Jun 2003 02:04 pm
Many Questions on turbo function! dgc333 Turbo Performance 2 09 May 2003 03:36 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:39 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors