turbo timer

Submitted: Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 17:28
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hi to you all. does anyone know where i should go to for a turho timer that is suitable for an 80 series turbo diesel with an alarm/immobiliser. thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 18:00

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 18:00
They are illegal in some (all?) States.
Fit a pyrometer and see what the temperature really is.
VDO have one, about $250 from memory.

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Peter
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Follow Up By: Muntoo - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 19:57

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 19:57
I thought it was only illegal to leave car unattended while idling?

One of the best brands is Bogaard, pretty good rep for being reliable and handling the extremes. About $200, and im pretty sure some models are plug and play.

I myself jave just got a Miccon timer from Ebay, which i can mount straight into the blanks in my dash. They are made to fit many models to give that factpry look, but not sure about the 80 series. Brought mine from N Tech, great seller too actually. Explained it very well to me how they worked.
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Follow Up By: Dave(NSW) - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:01

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:01
Muntoo,
If your going to wait till it stops idling be for leaving the car why buy a timer?
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 19:08

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 19:08
I just had aquick look at ebay and there a quite a few listed there.
If you cannot find one that suits, at least you will have names of manufactures and may be able to buy direct or find a stockist.
The one bought simply plugged straight into the existing wiring harness and the control unit was stuck on the dash board with double sided tape, no damage to vehicle, can be removed without anyone knowing it was there.

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 21:27

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 21:27
I have a Bogaard, works a treat.

They are rebadged at ARB shops or available as Bogaard from TJM.

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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 08:16

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 08:16
I'm with Peter, although I have no knowledge of the legality of timers. I just believe that a pyrometer (coupled with a boost gauge ideally but not imperative) is more useful as an insight to exhaust gas temps.
The VDO pyro is my choice as well.

Food for thought.

Cheers

Brian


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Reply By: ChipPunk - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:08

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:08
Check whether you need one....
As I wrote recently, turbo-timers are a legacy from pre-water cooled turbos.

Though they may be useful for turbos that have been pushed way above normal, that might mean normal warm-down methods should be used - ie, drive around to ensure brakes to not weld or heads don't overheat.

Not that I have the experience with modern turbo-diesels towing stuff around outback roads & dunes....

Make sure your alarm etc handles it (eg: silly voltage sensing alarms etc)
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Reply By: Member - john c2 (SA) - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 17:12

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 17:12
thanks to everyone for your response. i spoke to the "main man" who's rebuilding my 1hz ,with turbo rods and pistons, and has also said i may not need it just wait til it's up and running and go from there. thanks again . enjoy.
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