Date: 11 Mar 2003 19:02:50 -0800 From: uncleabenopsamp.rr.com (Uncle Abe) Subject: Re: First Time Turbo Buyer
"Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.net> wrote in message news:<b43u42017a9nopsams3.newsguy.com>... > The 30 sec. before is probably to make sure the oil pressure is at the > proper level. Some people recommend this for any type of car, turbo or > non-turbo. It won't hurt, but it might be overkill, particularly on warm > summer days. > > The 30 sec. afterward is to make sure that the turbo cools down in case you > had been using it alot. Again, it can't hurt, but it is probably overkill > considering how turbo systems are designed today. The intercooler does a > good enough job in most cases of keeping the turbo cool. > > When I say "it can't hurt", I mean the engine. Obviously your fuel economy > will be hurt if you follow these recommendations - but probably not enough > to notice. > > The only "maintenance" that a turbo needs is to make sure you change the oil > and filter at the recommended intervals and don't stretch it even by a > little bit. I am a proponent of synthetic motor oil, so that is what I > would recommend. BTW, my car has over 130,000 miles on it without any > engine or turbo problems (yet ;-). > > Walt Kienzle > 1991 9000T > > "Russell Isbrandt" <r-misbrandtnopsamdnet.att.net> wrote in message > news:yse9a.1362$1v.98950nopsamsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net... > > Drove a beautiful 2000 red 9-3SE convert. Loved the performance but never > > owned a turbo. Salesman said to idle 30sec after starting and 30sec before > > turning it off. What's the rationale for this advice? What additional > > maintenance is involved in owning a turbo? > > > > Russ > > White Bear Lake, MN > > > > The intercooler cools the hot, compressed air that exits the turbocharger, not the turbocharger itself.