Is a turbo timer connected to an ECU?
The Turbo Timer function allows the Elite ECU to keep the engine running for a programmed amount of time after the ignition key has been switched off. This is typically used to allow a turbo to keep down after hard use. This function requires the Engine Control Relay to be configured and wired to the Elite ECU.
How long should a turbo timer be set for?
Registered. you should set it to Zero, if you drive your car correctly and don’t get the turbo cherry red then try and switch it off there is not a problem, if you know your going to be parking the car up drive it down 10mins before, let it idle for 10seconds and switch it off.
Are turbo timers worth it?
It all depends on your car and how you drive it. But if you’re one of the many who simply use their car to get to work and back, you don’t need a turbo timer. Most regular drivers will never drive their cars hard enough to require such a device.
When should you use a turbo timer?
A turbo timer is a device designed to keep an automotive engine running for a pre-specified period in order to automatically execute the cool-down period required to prevent premature turbo wear and failure.
How much does a turbo timer cost?
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Do modern turbos need to cool down?
Turbocharged engines do need to cool down before they are turned off. But in nearly all driving conditions, the engine does not reach temperatures that require a deliberate cooling down period.
How long should you let your car idle before turning it off?
Fuel Economy and the “10-second rule” Modern car engines (unlike older ones built with carburetors) require less fuel to start, and, many experts agree that if idling for longer than 10 seconds, it’s best for fuel economy to turn off the engine and restart when you are ready to drive.
Why it is advisable to allow a turbocharger to idle for a few minutes after a long high speed run?
Idling the engine cools the turbo because it circulates the oil, yet does not make the turbo “work.” The amount of cooling it needs is directly related to the way you just finished driving it. When you drive it gently around town, 15 seconds should be more than adequate. When you drive the car hard ie.
Do Subarus need turbo timers?
They’re pretty much completely unnecessary on any water cooled turbo. On older oil only turbos once the engine was turned off the oil stopped flowing and cook in the turbo. Turbocharged Subaru engines also benefit from a nifty little design trick.
How long should you let a diesel cool down?
Dan explained that three to five minutes is usually sufficient for cooling down a diesel engine. He also said it isn’t necessary when just running about town without the trailer. But after long hauls you may want to idle the engine for up to seven minutes to allow the manifold to cool down.