You'd be best off to buy an alarm, that has a turbo time built in.D.D. said:I don't sport a turbo timer yet, so does anyone know how much time is enough when ideling after a spirited run? And how long after a normal drive? Thanks guys.
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but..DrEvyl said:why wouldn't they tell you this?
Good Advice.norcal-sti said:why would your car be any hotter after driving 3 hours than 2? HOW you drove the car in the last 10 minutes or so before you park it will have much more to do w/ that. and ambient temp. if you're at a track day, a cool off lap is good, then let the car idle for a couple of minutes. at track days, i usually open the hood, too. as for normal driving, take it easy for the last 5-10 minutes before you park it.
It certainly doesn't hurt. But for me it doesn't make sense. I drive 27 miles to work everyday and I get to open it up a ton on the way to work - in the city, highway, even some decent turns. By the time I get to work I let it cool down at 3000RPM in 4th coasting on a back road that always has consistent traffic. I have a similar drive on the way home. You will never cool a car like this as well sitting still. Airflow is essential.Stikya said:There is talk about how it might not be needed w/ today's sophisticated turbos, except under hard driving conditions. We'll drive my STI hard almost everytime I drive it. How can you not?
I'd rather be safe (than sorry) when it comes to the preventative maintenence of expensive parts. Run the timer and be safe!
No way that is a strategy man. Not to insult you or anything, but when you look at that in terms of the company in 10 years, they simple won't be around. While I was waiting in this dealership, an older couple were talking about how this was there 4th straight Subaru and not one of them had ever been in for unscheduled maintenance. That is DAMN impressive even for an ordinary car.Stikya said:Call me a conspiracy theorist, but..DrEvyl said:why wouldn't they tell you this?
Maybe they don't want you to avoid long term (post-warantee) wear; thus, once the warantee is over, you are certain to be in to replace worn parts at their service centers.???? :-?