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Postby bklynvw » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:10 pm

yea look into a turbo timer

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Postby jomotopia » Wed Jun 07, 2006 3:57 pm

ok a little searching on IWSTI shows me that i don't really need a turbo timer on the STi b/c the turbo is oil AND water cooled, so the water continues to cool the turbo after the car is shut off. apparently a coolant tank of water sitting near the hot turbo creates a convection current keeping the water flowing through the turbo after the car is shut off.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/showthread. ... urbo+timer
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/showthread. ... convection
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/showthread. ... convection
http://www.iwsti.com/forums/showthread. ... convection
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Postby six » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:04 pm

Newer Subarus don't need to idle. The turbos are water cooled. However, it wouldn't hurt to idle for around 30 seconds if you were romping on it right before you parked. The time it takes to drive to your house and up your driveway is enough to cool down the turbo.
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Postby Paolo300zx » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:36 pm

cls12vg30 wrote:
jomotopia wrote:
JackBauer wrote:yea, it's important that you let the car idle for one or 2 minutes before turning the the car off on a turbo charged engine.


well i wish i had known that :? a full 1-2 minutes? wouldn't the manufacturer (assuming completely stock car) have taken into consideration that people aren't going to do this a lot of the time? what are the bad effects of not doing it? what if you are just off boost for a minute or 2 before shutting it down, like driving slowly through my subdivision and up my driveway?


I've never owned a turbo, but I understand the reason for doing this, to circulate some cool oil into the turbo off-boost, rather than just shut it down hot and let the oil that's stuck in there cook to a fine sludge.

If you're supposed to idle for 1-2 minutes, then it makes sense that if you're off boost for the 1-2 minutes before shutting down, whether you're idling or driving slowly, it should be OK. Or if you're worried about it, you can always get a turbo timer.



The previous owner of my ZX wrecked the turbos b/c he never idled the car and the oild in the turbo's cooked. the end result: Paolo got new turbo's for 0$ :D

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Postby Johnf514 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:41 pm

Paolo300zx wrote:The previous owner of my ZX wrecked the turbos b/c he never idled the car and the oild in the turbo's cooked. the end result: Paolo got new turbo's for 0$ :D


How'd ya get them for free? Were they covered under something?
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Postby JackBauer » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:46 pm

Jomo, just idle it for 30 seconds or so, it won't kill you. You must be fully stopped, and just sit there for 30 seconds. Your car has served you well thus far, it won't kill you to let it idle. Even water/oil cooled turbos need time to spool. just give it a minute and sammy will thank you.

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Postby jomotopia » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:48 pm

yeah you're probably right, better safe than sorry. i probably usually am idling for 30 seconds or so anyway as i engage the parking brake, put down the garage door, put up my windows, take off my sunglasses and seat belt, etc :P
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Postby vq35 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:50 pm

Just don't turn the car off right away after a spirited drive. Taking it around the block for a minute or two should do it. On the other side, it's so cool to see your turbo glow in the dark :twisted:
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Postby A SiK STi » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:06 am

After a few days of driving my new STi I think ive got the whole manual transmission thing under control. Ive heard some noises that I dont think I should have heard but its ok. AND THE STI IS A F***IN BEAST. Its wayyy quicker and faster than my old wrx..I can barely handle it and I love it...awesome car..Im buying a new 1 every 2-3 years untill I die..LOL
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Postby IvyMike » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:59 am

JackBauer wrote:yea, it's important that you let the car idle for one or 2 minutes before turning the the car off on a turbo charged engine.


The NASIOC turbo timer FAQ says this probably isn't necessary, at least for modern Subarus.

"2002MY WRX TURBO COOL DOWN PROCEDURE
FHI's position regarding this is that it is not necessary to perform a "cool down/idling" procedure, as was recommended with past turbo models. Our current 2.0L turbo engine has a far greater cooling capacity and, coupled with technology advances, makes this practice no longer necessary. This explains why information about cool down is not included in the 2002MY Impreza Owner's Manual."

But of course if you are still worried about it, read the rest of that FAQ to learn how to install a turbo-timer, which keeps the engine idling for a minute after you remove the keys to allow it time to cool down.

Edit: Well that was somewhat redundant. Sorry.

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Postby jomotopia » Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:49 am

A SiK STi wrote:AND THE STI IS A F***IN BEAST.


yes, yes it is :D :D :D but after a week or 2, you will get used to it, and then it won't feel as sickeningly fast, and you will want to start beefing it up. then you will drive some other car and you will feel like you are driving an RC car and that it just won't GO! then you will get back in your car and it will feel fast again! :P

//edit: btw dude get some pictures posted up man :P what color combo you got?
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Postby A SiK STi » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:31 pm

I have a few pics but I dont know how I can put them up. I got it in aspen white with the gold rims.
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Postby jomotopia » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:44 pm

hooray for aspen white! i like the silver wheels though :P to post picks you just need to find a host for it like http://www.photobucket.com/ and upload the pics there, then you just post with this

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Postby jomotopia » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:38 pm

btw you may already know some of these sites but they are very useful for the Subaru/WRX/STi community, listed in the order i prefer/read them:

http://www.iwsti.com
http://www.wrxatlanta.com (local for GA but a lot of good info and great people)
http://www.clubwrx.net
http://www.nasioc.com
http://www.scoobymods.com
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Postby A SiK STi » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:58 pm

Thanks for those sites..the first one was really cool. And the gold rims look like crap on a white STi..but I didnt have a choice because it was the only one they had. :( Im thinking about trading rims with my friend who has a black 05 wrx, the gold will look good on his car.
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