Date: 26 Oct 2004 06:08:01 -0700 From: fristnospamt.edu (R. Frist) Subject: Re: Average Turbo Engine life
> 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.