Turbo cooldown

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  1. Dr. Woo

    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    Should my stock A4 1.8T require some oil cooling time after driving? The manual doesn't mention it once...
     
  2. Laser Red

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    only if you drive it hard up until the parking lot/driveway you're pulling into.

    you should be fine driving it like an N/A car. just let the oil temp come up to the normal operating level before you get on it.
     
  3. Omega6_Virus

    Omega6_Virus New Member

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    When I would drive my turbo Volvo hard, I would drive normal for a while before I turned off the car. I think what happens is the turbine keeps spinning and you turn off the car, then oil stop flowing and damage can result to the turbine.
     
  4. Dr. Woo

    Dr. Woo Guns don't kill people

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    :bigthumb:

    Thanks, guys.
     
  5. Redline Racer

    Redline Racer Subaru Tecnica International

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    Thats what I always do with the STi. I was never actually told by Subaru though.
     
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    I usually try to keep the car out of boost during the last couple minutes of driving. And idle for a minute or so after driving hard.
     
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    If you've been in the boost hard and plan on parking somewhere, let the car idle for a minute before shutting down the engine.
     
  8. frinky23

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    Most people make a turn into their neighborhood and drive slowly to their house. That should be plenty of time to cool down everything down. If you don't have that luxury then consider letting the car run for a minute or two before shutting off.


    I personally have nearly 1.5 miles of 30-35 mph driving before getting in to my driveway, so I never have to worry about turbo cooling issues.
     
  9. vw16vcabby

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    i watch my egt gauge until it comes back down to where it sits when at idle then shut the car off. takes literally a minute to two, depending on how hard i was on it before i parked.
     
  10. T-T

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    I'm in accordance with what's been said above.

    I live on a hill so on my way home I make sure I take the highlands and slowly cruise down home in neutral ;)
     

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