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Do any of you let your car idle for a while after driving to let the oil change in the turbo?<p>I always forget to do it, but I think its a bit of a pain to have to idle it after every drive. I must drive the car to about 3-4 different places in a day.<p>I thought it only needs to be left to idle after a hard drive?
 

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Ever since turbos became water cooled, it's far less common for the oil to coke up in them (which was why manufacturers suggested the cool down idling in the first place). I only let mine idle if I've been driving it extremely hard, and I typically drive gently as I get close to where I'm going to make sure things aren't all hot and spinning when I stop. I usually idle the car about five or ten seconds after stopping.
 

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In this weather, usually when i park i put the top back up. Since i do not really trust my battery, i do this with the engine running. Also, since Volvo is manic about safety I cannot put the top up or down without the P-brake on (ergo: standing still) ...<p>Ba-da-bing <p>It comes naturally with owning a rag-top <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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compustar alarm and remote starter combo. it has built in turbo timer, can be set for 1,2 or 5 minutes. works with manual trannys.
 
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