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Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 20:29:22 GMT
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Average Turbo Engine life


"R. Frist" <fristnospamt.edu> wrote in message news:7012a6a4.0410260508.12b982cdnospaming.google.com... >> While following this advice will not hurt anything, it really is based on >> old procedures from before the turbos were water cooled. Nowadays, it is >> OK >> to shutdown a modern SAAB turbo engine once you have parked the car. >> Reving >> any engine just before shutdown is a bad idea. >> >> -Fred W > > With the classic Saabs one was supposed to wait 20 seconds or more for > the bearing to cool. With any turbo one should give it time to wind > down before you shut off the the oil supply. Granted, the turbo > usually will wind down in the time it takes to park but I still think > one should make a conscious effort to not shut down immediately. I agree, it can only do good, particularly after a "dash home to pick the kids up in time" type of run! (Clearly once they're on board, dashing anywhere is simply not on the agenda) Lets face it; it takes 30 seconds to apply the handbrake, put it in neutral/park,take off your seatbelt and remove the facia from the horrid non original equipment stereo many of us have fitted. Why not leave actually turning the engine off till then? Al

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