Turbo's & Water Crossings

Submitted: Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 10:18
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Hoping the users can provide feedback on what time frame is recommended to let a turbo cool sufficiently, if any, to undertake water crossings? 2 recent examples I can relate to:

Travelling along the beach at Fraser. Chugging along on the nice hard sand for an hour and then confronted with Eli Creek.

Scrub driving where it was rare to get into 3rd gear. Slugging along for an hour or so and then faced with a creek crossing.

I'm not sure if it is relevant but mainly referring to 4cyl TD's, but any feedback appreciated.




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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 15:52

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 15:52
By the time you stop and get out, walk the creek to check for dangers, and depths, check for problems, 10ish mins that should be well and truly safe I would guess.

If unsure, get out and make a coffee... Drink it, then cross.. Will be LOTS more time than needed, but hey $2000 for a new snail is a lot!
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Follow Up By: Mr Bean - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:04

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:04
If its intercooled its not a real issue, as stated above. I would be more concerned about how hot my brake rotors were.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:26

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:26
Intercooled or not they get flammin hot... Without IC they run at around 600c with IC they dont come down 500c, so its still something to worry about. Specially when you have been doing lots of slow work getting down to the river, or just in general.

Safaris website says their IC's only reduce temps by 50%.. Now they are supposed to be a very efficent system. Also depends on the efficency of the IC you have.

YMMV, but I'll stop for a wee, a can o pepsi and few photos then go..

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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:30

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:30
Cool - 10 mins would be a reasonable to me. Alot of dollars worth of hair dryer to self detruct, which was my main concern.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:53

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:53
Im with you... Lot of money to risk.

Turbo timers are usually around 5-10 mins thats what Im going on..

Stop take a few pics, have a wee and walk the creek to check it out and then go! Should be plenty of time.. SHOULD BE.. Depends on how hot it was to start with!
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Follow Up By: Jackliveshere - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:56

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 16:56
Yeh - I'll er on the side of caution.
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 17:53

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 17:53
Pipe is more likely to die than turbo. That gets even hotter near ports.

I dunno about using the insulation tape - I've heard conflicting info.....

If you have the option always high mount it and try and put some sorta heat shield......


Other option....

If you have a turbo - make sure you have the other equipment so you are always have tail end charlie bragging rights - safer and more cred....

"I had to do it after you guys chewed it up......"

Even if it was a piece a pi55 they'll never know unless you let one of em drive your car....

;-)
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