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Old 15 Apr 2003, 01:47 pm
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Default The Waiting is the Hardest Part...

Tom Petty was right! This 3 minute idle to cool the turbo and prevent "coking" is really getting to be a drag. Aside from the times I'm really getting into the throttle, I guess I'm never quite sure when it's necessary. I know what the owner's manual insert says, but there's a lot of room for interpretation there. If I just play it safe and idle every time I think I may have driven it kind of hard, I'm going to be idling my life away. At least I've got Tom Petty in the CD player for the waiting

And how would someone know if they've gotten all coked up? (aside from the runny nose and sense of euphoria)

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Old 15 Apr 2003, 02:10 pm
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I guess I got lucky. The compustar alarm that I had installed has a turbo timer built in. I just take the keys out of the ignition and arm the system and the engine shuts off after 3 minutes.

I have yet to use it as my daily commute is all packed surface streets. Pretty hard to get on the throttle when you are stuck in traffic....<img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 15 Apr 2003, 03:16 pm
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Really, honestly, if you run synth you will not have a problem. I know I have told this story a million times, but I ran my volvo turbo (which didn't even have liquid cooled bearings like the PT's Mitsubishi turbo) for over 200,000 miles on synth without a problem. This was after I killed the 1st turbo in the car after about 40k miles on dino oil. I also ran a Saab turbo over 150K miles on synth after I put it in on the 1st oil change.

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