Turbo timer for 4.2 turbo diesel nissan

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 12:36
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Hi,

Has anyone fitted a turbo timer to a GU 4.2 turbo Patrol?? I spoke to a reliable nissan service manager who said that many of the timers are causing problems with the aux fuel tank pump. He was saying that the ARB timer was one of the only ones to work properly. Is this true any one else have problems or use a cheaper version that does work??

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Reply By: Well 55 - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 12:57

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 12:57
The best timer is the one that sits behind the steering wheel.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C.- Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:41

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:41
Yep,
That's the one I have.. Hasn't failed yet!
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....Not necessarily mechanic!!"

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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:00

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 17:00
That's the brand I use too. Seems to work okay most of the time.LOL
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:05

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 13:05
Some insurance companies wont allow Turbo Timers.

Check first.
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Follow Up By: banjodog - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 14:10

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 14:10
(still a grey area) or road worthy / police in some states for that matter - can't leave the car/engine running unattended.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 14:11

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 14:11
At least in WA it is not illegal to have or use them as long as you don't get out of your car while it's still running. Bah, who care's, seen a courier, truck driver, bus driver, firefighter, police themselves! Everyone leaves their car running at some stage without them sitting in the drivers seat.
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Reply By: phil - Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:19

Thursday, Jul 29, 2004 at 18:19
Just out of interest, if off topic a bit....
I believe that there are now intelligent timers that analyse the conditions prior to turn off and set the period accordingly. I guess they must be integrated with the enging management system.

I still use the even more intelligent (?) one behind the steering wheel. Mostly no delay is needed.
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Reply By: fourplayfull - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 00:59

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 00:59
I fitted the Advanced Performance Centre model from Qld. to my 80 - works like a treat ,about $132.00 to your door .
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Reply By: Goona - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 12:33

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 12:33
Austravel,

I fitted one from opposite lock near on 4.5 years ago and it works atreat never misses a beat
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 12:56

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2004 at 12:56
I used the the kit from Jaycar (silicone chip) which has a temp sensor that you screw on to the heat sheild of the turbo so it only runs when it needs to. Cheap, effective solution. About $30 from memory but you have to put it together yourself. The advantage of that setup is you can mod it to do other funky stuff like keep your engine going for 10minutes when you flick a switch so you can warm your car up in the morning but still lock the doors so no bugger takes off in it etc etc. Then when the 10 minutes is up it stops the monitor and arms the alarm.
I had two of these now, one in my old Rocky and one in the Surf, the surf was a mongral to setup on because of all the electronics in the alarms, central locking, etc etc but it work bloody brilliant.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 14:03

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 14:03
Electronics isn't my thing, does it have full instructions or do you need a level of expertise?? How do you set the temp levels?

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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 14:12

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 14:12
Have a look at this website, you can buy it there as well online if you want, it shows you a picture, not realy complicated, it does come with instructions. The temp level is preset by the sensor but you can buy sensors for a few cents each from Altronics if you want it to be a different setting. I think mines preset to 90c, so if you are moving the car around the driveway to let someone out or just pop down the shops it doesn't activate, but if you've been on the freeway or flogging it around the burbs she comes on automatically.

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Follow Up By: Austravel - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 14:47

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 14:47
Hi Jeff,

Thanks for the info and site details, I also checked out Jaycar. Both say that they timer works for 90 seconds, doesn't mention a temp sensor. However I assume it's the same one, wouldn't want the time to be operational at all times if as you say you just start and move the car.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 18:51

Thursday, Aug 12, 2004 at 18:51
Yeah that's the one.
There is also a kill button supplied with it so you can stop it at any time you want even if it is hot.
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