intercooled turbo

Submitted: Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 18:52
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hey you good guys out there i need some info " is it worth adding a turbo timer to my 100 series ?? my 4.2 toyo is intercooled turbocharged (factory) or is it a waste of money whats the verdic please i do alot of touring and tow a 21 foot six van thanks
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Reply By: Member -BJ (Sydney) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 19:00

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 19:00
Cappa you don't have to just let it idle for a minute or 2 too cool down turbo.Regards Bob
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 19:19

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 19:19
Why wouldn't you fit one ?

I hate waiting !!!
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Reply By: Eric - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 20:59

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 20:59
I recomend one to every TD vehicle sold ,
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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 22:12

Monday, Aug 11, 2003 at 22:12
Cappa,
Just let your insurance company know what you are doing, somethimes they can be a bit funny about turbo timers, leaving vehicles unattended whilst still running and all the "stuff" that goes with it.Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Member - Roger - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 17:37

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 17:37
Hi All'
I believe that to leave a vehicle running and unattended in N.S.W. even if it is locked is ilegal.
I leave mine idling while the handbrake and i get our gear out, also if you are in town chances are that the turbo has not been on full boost at all.
RegardsDodg
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Reply By: JackLivesHere - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:34

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 10:34
Just fitted one to my Rodeo - thumbs up. Plug in type from ARB. Set and forget. As mentioned, check with your insurance company.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 13:16

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2003 at 13:16
Cappa
As with most things its a case of horses for courses. I have an aversion to leaving my vehicle with the engine running - even if it is only for a couple of minutes. I am patient enough to wait a couple of minutes if I have been running at high revs. If, on the other hand, you have a few minutes running at lower revs before stopping, then the timer is not needed. Say, for example, you are doing some highway running at 2600 rpm - come into a town and revs drop back to 1000 to keep you under the speed limit - it is highly likely that by the time you are ready to switch off the turbo is as it would be if you ran a timer for a couple of minutes.
Like I said - it depends.
Cheers
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Reply By: cappa - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 19:37

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2003 at 19:37
ok all good knoledgeble blokes thanks for all the replies and good ideas and yes i got one timer fitted and hope it works once again thanks fellas and back soon as a member you won my heart to this wonderfull web site cappa
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Reply By: CirclingVulture - Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 16:01

Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 16:01
Nrma
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Reply By: Glenno - Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 16:57

Thursday, Aug 14, 2003 at 16:57
By the time I park in driveway, unlock garage door, park car, get out laptop or groceries the turbo has cooled down. And going to work i have to putt around at 2km/h for a few minutes looking for a free parking spot.

And the misses remembers everytime after i yelled at her a good dozen times after some highway driving!

Although if your driving up the highway at 110km/h and pull into a petrol station, do you leave you car idling while filling up or do you idle for a few minutes at the bowser?

Cheers,
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