navara turbo timer

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 12:26
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I have purchased a new 3.0 turbo diesel nissan navara and am concerned about turbo timers,I have been getting differing opinions about whether its needed or not.
any suggestions?
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Reply By: Kev. - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 12:37

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 12:37
My opinion is that all turbo's need to be cooled down after heavy use as the cooling oil left in a hot turbo will burn and clog up bearings and gallerys, restricting oil flow later.
If you intend on keeping the navara it dosnt hurt looking after it the best you can.
The reason they dont come from factory with a timer is it is illegal in some states to leave a car running in public plus your insurance co may say something two.

Kev.
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 13:43

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 13:43
Check with your insurance company.
Some wont allow turbo timers.


But for the money they are outstanding.
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Reply By: Joe - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 14:29

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 14:29
If you have (or plan to get) an engine immobiliser you will probably strike a few issues with the use of a turbo timer.
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Reply By: Tom - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 16:28

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 16:28
I have an engine immobiliser in my surf and a turbo timer too and I have no issues. Just make sure that your immobiliser is auto arming. Mine turns on 20 seconds after the engine stops.

Cheers,
Tom.
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Follow Up By: Flappan - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 10:11

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 10:11
Thats interesting Tom. I have never heard of one of those.

Is it a recent model TT. Who makes it.
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Follow Up By: Tom - Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 20:17

Friday, Jan 24, 2003 at 20:17
I have no idea. It was already installed when I got it. BTW, I have an imported surf and I assume it was installed by the Japanese owner.

I'll have a closer look and see if I can find out who makes it or what it's called.

Cheers,
Tom.
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Reply By: Kev. - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 17:50

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 17:50
The only draw back is to sit there and wait for the timer to time out if you intend on using a killswitch as well.
No big deal.

Kev.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 19:00

Thursday, Jan 23, 2003 at 19:00
If ya willing to sit there for 5 mins and let it cool down, you may as well save your money on the turbo timer!
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Reply By: Matt M - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 22:37

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 22:37
Chas

You can get a totally intergrated TT alarm system now!! Started of with all the young kids in the Petrol Turbo Rice burners. But are perfect for out Td that we also would like to protect mechanically and physically!!

These save the issue of the isolator waiting for the TT to shut down the engine before they can isolate the system but....also incorporate a feature that if the car is attemped to be moved once the alarm is set and the engine is still idling down (ie broke into after you leave) the engine will shut down immediately!!

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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:11

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:11
chas - how's your vehicle for towing and generall performance / fuel economy? I'm looking at this rig also.
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Follow Up By: Chas - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:35

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:35
Jack, I am very happy so far with it having only had it for 4 weeks,havent towed my camper trailer yet but i am confident it will bleep it in as my old navara 2WD 4CYL did it ok.
i have just filled it up for the third time with 1750km on clock of around town driving.
i tested hilux,rodeo,courier and found the navara best overall,power,comfort etc the only gripe i have is there is no drivers footrest near the clutch.
good luck mate!
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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:39

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:39
chas - Which model did you settle on ??
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Follow Up By: Chas - Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:51

Friday, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:51
ST R 3.0DI NAVARA $42990 ON ROAD INCLUDING ALLOY BAR,D/LIGHTS.MATS AND HEADLIGHT COVERS
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Follow Up By: Jackliveshere - Monday, Feb 03, 2003 at 11:54

Monday, Feb 03, 2003 at 11:54
Chas,

Drove an ST-R on the weekend. Very impressed.
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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 15:46

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 15:46
chas,

How's that Navara going?? Did you end up fitting a turbo timer??
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Reply By: chas - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 16:17

Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 16:17
yeah jack,I fitted one but leave it off on short runs around town,did you end up buying a nissan?
still happy with mine so far,had a play in the mud after the rain which was a bit of fun
cheers,
chas
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