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    Hi all, I just wondered if anyone out there has some top tips/common sense comments regarding prolonging the life of you turbo and generally being nice to it to get the most out of it - when to blast it, when not too etc etc....

    Some people are new to Turbo's and thought it may help.

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    As a rule of thumb, let it idle for a minute or two before and after a journey, and don't give it the beans while its cold - usually give it 5-10 mins before unleashing the boost

    ...and don't rev it just as its turned off either, as I have seen many people do

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    Change the oil often, and use the best quality oil you can afford. That's good advice for any engine, but it applies doubly so to the turbo. On cars where oil changes have been neglected, the turbo will probably suffer sooner than the block/head.

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    the dealer told me to let it idle for about 20 secs before you turn the ignition off after a journey

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    As the others say, be gentle when it's cold to allow oil to fully circulate and gain some heat, regular oil changes especially so in hi-pressure applications and a short 60 second cool down at idle after it has had a fast run is always an extra precaution worth observing IMHO.

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    Defiantly give it 20 secs or so after a short journey. If you do a long motorway journey I would advise a few minutes. The owner of a garage I go to actually takes it out of gear a mile before he's coming off at a service station and coasts it to the slip road then lets it idle fore a couple of mins before switching it off! I wished I had know about this when I bought my first turbo diesel (Renault Megane - good riddance!) as I went to gatwick from plymouth and just switched it off when I got there. After a nice 2 week holiday I started the car and got a nice grating noise from the turbo as I pulled away. £££££££

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_BlackSRi View Post
    As a rule of thumb, let it idle for a minute or two before and after a journey
    I disagree with that, you need to drive off as immediately as you can from starting the engine to allow oil pressure to build and coat the parts. Not race off, just drive off normally and keep the revs down below 2500 - 3000 rpm

    You can hang around all you like when to finish your journey.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jezzy View Post
    Change the oil often, and use the best quality oil you can afford. That's good advice for any engine, but it applies doubly so to the turbo. On cars where oil changes have been neglected, the turbo will probably suffer sooner than the block/head.
    Agree with this, but make sure you have measured the oil on the dip stick when its hot - not cold. Cold will show a lower reading and overfilling the engine with oil once its hot can create more pressure and blow oil past the turbo seals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    I disagree with that, you need to drive off as immediately as you can from starting the engine to allow oil pressure to build and coat the parts. Not race off, just drive off normally and keep the revs down below 2500 - 3000 rpm

    You can hang around all you like when to finish your journey.
    Not for me, agree that excessive idling isn't recommended due to the oil pressure being at its lowest, but as for setting off as soon as you start, not for me.

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    I always let it idel of a minute to warm up, then I keep the revs below 2000rpm and only accelerate gently until the coolant reaches operating temp or 80-85 Deg.

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    i drive 9 miles to work and by the time i get to work its just reaching 85 deg,which is where the temp gauge always settles at,so i sit 10 or 20 secs letting it tick over.

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