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Last week I was on a road trip which involved about 2000 kms of driving. The outside temps were about 30-35 degrees celcius, very dry. My a/c doesn't work, so that was never on, just my vent. The drive involved long steep inclines, and I was hestitant to stay in much boost for too long. Guess i'm scared of blowing something up. For a car my age, 1988, with probably the stock turbo and 174,000kms, is it ok to put your foot to the floor and keep it in boost for lets say a minute or two?
 

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You must have been givin'er! haha.<BR>Well it would sound strange to me if the motor was overstressed in stock form from a couple minutes of boost. Sounds safe to me, maybe others would say otherwise? A normally aspirated motor can be stepped on for a while, I think the stock psi settings in a turbo would allow for the same type of driving behavour. Of course the easier you are on the car obviously the less wear.<P>
 

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I would tend to judge excessive "boost" time by the water and oil temps. I've seen the water temp gauge in my n/a 240 start to climb after some spirited hill climbing, but that's usually full throttle 4th/5th gear just trying to maintain 75+.<P>
 

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My temp guage never moved, even in that hot weather. My car is stock, no dawes device or anything. I just made sure I had sufficiant oil as my car leaks quite a bit <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 
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