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I am a new owner of a 6spd 2004 S 60 R ...Howdy folks!<p>Gotta question...I had a friend years ago who had a turbo AWD Eagle Talon, and I remember that everytime he drove when we reached our destination he always let the engine run for a while before shutting down. He said it had to do with allowing the turbo to cool. <p>That was years ago and generally speaking technology has advanced quite a bit btwn now and then. Do I need to allow my car to cool after I have driven it? <p>Any insight would be helpful. I looked through the manual that came with the car but did not find anything.
 

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Re: Question about the turbo on the S 60 R (esquiR)

Hey, welcome!. Yea, you should give it a little. If you are driving hard and using the turbo, give it 10-30 seconds before you turn it off, depending on how 'spirited' you have driven. Under normal driving, its not really needed though. I normally just drive slow, ie try not to wind up the turbo, the last 1/2 mile or so of driving. You should do the same for start up too, but that goes for all cars, not just turbo ones.
 

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Re: Question about the turbo on the S 60 R (deep60)

The problem with the turbos is lubrication and cooling.<p>The lubrication because it stops when you shut off the engine, so give the turbo a chance to slow down (let it idle for a few seconds) before shutting the engine off.<p>Cooling, because with regular dino oil, it is subject to coking when subjected to high tempertures during heat soak after shutting off the engine. The heat soak is somewhat mitigated by the water cooled turbos our R's have. <p>The best thing to do for the turbos is to change the oil/filter regularly--like every 3.75K miles and use a good synthetic oil like Mobil 1.<p>Following this regimin, I ran an oil cooled turbo (subject to oil coking) Volvo for 225K miles with no trouble with the turbo at all.<p>So, take good care of your R and enjoy. You should not have any problems unless you really abuse it.
 

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Thanks for the explaination, I will be sure to give it a little time before shutting it down completely.
 

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Unless you have been really road-blasting..... and go right from "blast" to off.... you don't need more than 10-15 secs of "bonus idle". The R turbo is water-cooled and the lube itself does some cooling... be sure to run full -synthetic oil....<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Unless you have been really road-blasting..... and go right from "blast" to off.... you don't need more than 10-15 secs of "bonus idle". The R turbo is water-cooled and the lube itself does some cooling... be sure to run full -synthetic oil....<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>So I'm already over 20k on conventional oil, if I do a switch to synthetic will it harm the engine? Lot of folks here in west coast said it's a bad idea to switch because it's harmful to the internals.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stevectsai</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So I'm already over 20k on conventional oil, if I do a switch to synthetic will it harm the engine? Lot of folks here in west coast said it's a bad idea to switch because it's harmful to the internals.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No problem switching. <p>I found that when I switched to Mobil 1 in another vehicle I owned, the first fill of oil got dirty much more quickly than was normal...Mobil 1 must have good detergents in it. After that flush, it was normal. <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by needsdecaf at 4:44 AM 4-28-2006</i>
 

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Yea, I just switched to Mobil 1 at ~57000 miles. It doesnt hurt to switch to synthetic, but you shouldn't go back to regular after the switch. I've done it on other cars b/c of leak problems, but I wouldn't do it on the Volvo. As a bonus, after switching I gained about 3 mpg in town too!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R_Rated</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you could get a turbo timer.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>volvo's security system and turbo timer won't get along. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> i tried that in my old s60 and i couldn't lock the doors with the remote when the turbo timer is on.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Pedestrian_A</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>volvo's security system and turbo timer won't get along. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> i tried that in my old s60 and i couldn't lock the doors with the remote when the turbo timer is on.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Same problem with my Compustar, i'm thinking of putting in a timer module to "trick" it.
 
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