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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 16:21:14 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: TURBO TIMER

Ross C. Goldstein wrote: > > Turbo timers are not for Saabs. Usually, only for aftermarket turbo > setups. Plus, if you have a manual it is impossible because of the reverse > lock. I could be wrong however > > Ross > Turbo timers are usable on any car... they just keep the oil pump running after the car has been turned off to prevent coking in the narrow oil passages. That said, putting one on a Saab would probably not be all that useful. Saab turbos (as are most these days) are water cooled and not particularly subject to coking. You are better off just waiting 20 secs before turning the car off, longer after particularly harsh driving. And, worse than turning them off to soon is driving them hard immediately after starting. You gotta be sure to give the car time to warm up before flooring it, otherwise you risk damageing the turbo since oil pressure is not up to normal - low oil pressure can be very harmful to a turbo... -Justin

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