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      07-03-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Engine/Turbo Timer for cool down?

Just interested. Has anyone here installed an engine timer that keeps the engine on for a minute or two in order to let it cooldown. I used to have one in my subaru legacy gt to let the turbo cool down. If you have, is it pretty easy to install?
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Just interested. Has anyone here installed an engine timer that keeps the engine on for a minute or two in order to let it cooldown. I used to have one in my subaru legacy gt to let the turbo cool down. If you have, is it pretty easy to install?
Wait...what?

You do own a E92 M3 right? A naturally-aspirated E92 M3 right?

And you want to add a turbo timer to cool it down?

Why? Is your car overheating?
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It's NA. I've seen alot of people who race put it on their cars to cool it down after pushing the car really hard. The timers are made for turbo cars normally In order to prevent the oil to clump and also for the turbo to cool Down, but it can be used on naturally aspirated cars too.
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I've pushed my car to the limit sometimes, and shut the engine off right away. I feel that in the long run that may be bad for the car.
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most likely in yoru case when you say "pushed the car to the limits"... you will be around a little bit wherever your car... like at the track or autoX or something... so just pop the hood and let it idle for a minute or 2.. thats what i do...

Turbo Timer would be Dum.. and Difficult... and possibly a Disaster with factory wiring...

triple D... no good..
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Best way to let your car cool down is not to stop directly after driving your car hard, keep cruising until the temp drops, stopping and letting it idle will result in heat build up.
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Turbo timer is to ensure that the oil still flows through the turbo centre bearing after you shut down. So it keeps the car idling to ensure the oil is still circulating. Will not benefit an NA car at all.
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most likely in yoru case when you say "pushed the car to the limits"... you will be around a little bit wherever your car... like at the track or autoX or something... so just pop the hood and let it idle for a minute or 2.. thats what i do...

Turbo Timer would be Dum.. and Difficult... and possibly a Disaster with factory wiring...

triple D... no good..
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Best way to let your car cool down is not to stop directly after driving your car hard, keep cruising until the temp drops, stopping and letting it idle will result in heat build up.
These suggestions should work. No need for an 'engine timer' or anything of that nature. btw, why do you turn off your car immediately after driving hard? Are you running from cops? jk
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