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    as u know i have a diesel sri ok i know about light ,, glow plugs b4 i start it .but some 1 told me i have to sit in car for seconds when i pull in me drive b4 i turn engine off wtf is this true coz i dont i pulllin turn off get out and bobs ur uncle

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    I tend to let mine sit & Idle for 30 secs or so just to let the engine settle. Same when starting, I dont pull away till engines been running for a min or so. But thats just me...lol

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    ive driven diesels for years for work and its stop start short trips and ive never let it settle and often drive away asap and never had an issue my last car a focus had 110.000 miles and only let me down once still original clutch and exhust and glow plugs

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    i let mine settle for a few seconds before turning off but im sure there was a thread earlier saying it was not good to let your engine idle from cold

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    same with me work van stop start all day just a lad says got to let it settle or sumit due to oil in parts ,, or sumit says fit a turbo timer eh fitting nowt but whats a turbo timer

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    i think it has something to do with letting the turbo cooling down. im sure someone will clarify soon

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    its to do with the turbo mainly, you need to let the turbo stop spinning. if you turn the engine off without settling the turbo then it will continue spinning without oil. can be a problem later in life, it also relates to other moving parts in the car but the turbo is the main concern. Starting off you just need to let the engine settle from turning on, let the revs drop back to idle then your fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisschild View Post
    I tend to let mine sit & Idle for 30 secs or so just to let the engine settle. Same when starting, I dont pull away till engines been running for a min or so. But thats just me...lol
    I'm glad I don't live next door to you if you do that every morning in a diesel

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    Regards to the turbo it will only have effects if you've been driving it hard and then you switch it off straight away as this is how to kill a turbo quickly, but if it's just easy driving there wont be any major effects. Personally I let it run for about 30 secs if I'm driving normally for reassurance and if I'm driving it spiritidly(is that even a word) I'll let it spool down while driving to let it all settle then let it idle for a minute or two

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    Only a problem with engines fitted with a turbo. When stating do not over rev the engine, but no need to sit and let it idle.
    When stopping it is recommended you let the turbo spool down (stop spinning) before switching the engine off, this is only usually necessary when the car has beeen driven hard then stopped quickly. Normal sane driving as you arrive home it should not be required.
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