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Getting my T5 here soon, was wondering if anybody uses turbo timers on their Volvo's. This will be my first turbo and have heard that it is good to let your turbo cool for a minuite or so before turning it off. Are they tough to install? Are they worth it? If you have one, where did you put it? Any Pics?<P>Thanks
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by myt5:<BR><B>Getting my T5 here soon, was wondering if anybody uses turbo timers on their Volvo's. This will be my first turbo and have heard that it is good to let your turbo cool for a minuite or so before turning it off. Are they tough to install? Are they worth it? If you have one, where did you put it? Any Pics?<P>Thanks</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>To me, personally, they are not worth it. You do not have to sit there and wiat for the turbocharger to cool down unless you have driven your car pretty hard, anyway.<P>Yannis<P>
 

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Turbo timers are a pretty cool concept IMHO, but I know that the folks over at AudiWorld with 1.8t & 2.7t engines have installation issues with them because they are hard to install on these newer cars with advanced alarms and especially new Volvo's with 'chipped' keys.<P>The problems usually occur with getting the timer to work with the factory or aftermarket alarm systems. These systems produce some sort of ignition kill which is in direct conflict with the control of the turbo timer. The turbo timer wants to keep the car running, yet the alarm wants to kill ignition. IMHO, it is not worth the trouble, because waiting 15-30 seconds before shutting off the car is easy. I think I would spend that money on a boost gauge. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>Here is a really clean turbo timer install on a S4.<P> <IMG SRC="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/AudiWorldPics/2000/Pic00001.jpg"> <P>Here is a nice Defi HUD turbo timer and boost guage combo:<P> <IMG SRC="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/19404/hud_day_car_idle.jpg"> <P>-Drew<P>
 

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What is wrong with just setting the chrono in your watch or just coasting to your final destination, then turn off/close certain accessories (i.e., sunroof, windows, radio, etc.), put away your sunglasses, pop a zit (if applicable) while you look in the rearview mirror, pick your nose to make sure that there is nothing "hanging"...then...voila! Your minute is up! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B>What is wrong with just setting the chrono in your watch or just coasting to your final destination, then turn off/close certain accessories (i.e., sunroof, windows, radio, etc.), put away your sunglasses, pop a zit (if applicable) while you look in the rearview mirror, pick your nose to make sure that there is nothing "hanging"...then...voila! Your minute is up! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Yannis<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That's the approach I use.<P>I spend a fair bit of time on VWVortex and Audiworld and yes people have had installation issues with turbo timers. Not to say it can't be done, but you might run into some problems.<P>If you have a 2.4T then running about 7 psi or so, I don't think you need one. That's about the same boost the 1.8T engine runs (with an intercooler though, don't know if the 2.4T engine has one) and with all the 1.8T engines out there, it doesn't seem like it's been a problem.<P>Now if you got a reflash from IPD and you started to run around 14-15 psi then I would recommend the "manual" turbo timer approach if you've been driving hard. If I've been driving hard then I do what Yannis talks about, though I don't pick my nose <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"> It does help that I live at the bottom of a hill so I can coast home through my townhouse complex.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by myt5:<BR><B>Getting my T5 here soon, was wondering if anybody uses turbo timers on their Volvo's. This will be my first turbo and have heard that it is good to let your turbo cool for a minuite or so before turning it off. Are they tough to install? Are they worth it? If you have one, where did you put it? Any Pics?<P>Thanks</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Ooops just read again and you have a T5, I think those run about 10 to 11 psi so a cooldown is more important if you've been driving hard.<P>If it makes you feel any better I'm "chipped" and running 14.7 psi and I haven't noticed any problems in not having a turbo timer.<P><P>
 

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I have not heard of any turbo failure probs with the Volvos. I would not bother with any mods unless turbo failure is likely in the first 150K miles.<P>I also second the idea that 99% of the time your regular routine is sufficient to cool down the turbo. Also, using a Synthetic oil should give you a little extra peace of mind.<P>John<P>
 
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