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To take care of turbo engine

Discussion in 'Car Talk' started by melanz, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. melanz

    melanz 5 Year | Silver

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    I choose to use 4age sivlertop with addition of turbo charger. How to take good care of this type of combination. plz give advice:driver:
     
  2. turbolover

    turbolover Senior Member
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    Eh nobody seems to be answering this thread yet.must be sunday and everyone went out for sunday drive and i'm stuck in office working.hehe.
    anyway if u r still with stock internals, keep the boost low.tune it properly and do frequent oil change.as for others must wait for the sifus to comment.
     
  3. BLANk

    BLANk Senior Member
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    turbolover:today sunday still need to working!?....anyway,gambateh!!!
     
  4. turbolover

    turbolover Senior Member
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    What to do if not no money to pump petrol.haha.want to change bigger turbo also so got to work harder.
     
  5. SkYwAlKeR

    SkYwAlKeR Senior Member
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  6. xtremeleo

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    take care of the oil, take care of the filter elements, just the basic stuffs
     
  7. turbolover

    turbolover Senior Member
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    about air filters.i remember a few years back this guy with a silver top 4 throttle ask my mech about the power loss of his engine and when he opened up his hood,his open pod filter was so clogged up you cannot imagine.haha.either he drove in dirt road or his previous mech was an idiot.
     
  8. leonl

    leonl Senior Member
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    Use good synthetic oil.
    Change oil more frequently.
    Use higher octane gasoline.
    Thicker head gasket to lower compression a little (4age engines usually are high compression).
    Also, turbo timer to cool the off the turbo and to have oil properly drained out of turbo.

    Good luck.
     
  9. zendengoh

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    and the cooling system as well.:proud:
     
  10. EvolutionZ

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    melanz,
    u fit it in what car?
     
  11. pathfinder

    pathfinder Senior Member
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    the basic 1 is using good quality engine oil. It's fine to use semi-synthetic, just make sure dont exceed 5000km. If u regularly high revving/high speed, this requires shorter oil change interval.

    also make sure cooling system is tip top. (oil & water flow). Drain & refill water/coolant regualrly (i darin & refill coolant every 10,000km)

    dont overboost

    turbo timer is helpful if u dont have time to wait at least 30 seconds (for normal drive). I dont have timer because i have the time to wait
     
  12. Ahmad K

    Ahmad K 5 Year | Silver

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    wow i'm really new to mods whats a turbo timer
     
  13. huakenny

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    a timer to shut down ur engine automatically based on ur preset time(manually set or auto), after u turn ur ignition off
     
  14. dlj9788

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    Basicly, The Engine Oil Is The First Thing u need to see, what grade u using ? hv u upgrade anything to ur engine beside turbo ? hv u change the piston ? hi or low compression ? dun boost too high if ur piston compression is hi, exp (13.1 > up) hv u change ur ecu cause original ecu will hv the limit and will lock the fuel when reach the limit. add fuel regulator . must hv oil press and oil temp meter with u. that`s my opinion, but the main thing is ur engine oil, becareful not to rev high and remember to change oil whenever its dirty already. scare the conrod bearing will damage.
     
  15. dawg

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    make sure u install an oil temp and oil pressure gauge...

    i prefer to cooldown my engine base on looking at my oil temp gauge compared to using a turbotimer to wait 30sec-1min just to cooldown... with the oil temp, u know how hot the oil is. normal driving should be 85-95deg for oil temp. if between 110-120deg ease off and cooldown the oil..

    after hard runs, and ure engine oil is say 120deg... the turbotimer running for 2 mins also will not cooldown the oil to 95deg. u need to drive slow and let the air run thru your oil coolers etc to allow cooldown of the oil back to operating temps...
     
  16. LuKa

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    Whats important is.. the engine oil n water... in order to do so.. you need something to monitor them b4 its already too late... if you add a turbo from which ur car did not hav any... it is advisable to install a few gauges 1st...
     
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    how about running the car while the engine still cold?
     
  18. leonl

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    Think about engine like your body. How do you feel to go jogging the second you woke up in the morning?
     
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    I've heard that it's advisable to clean out the turbo. What does that actually mean? Is it cleaning the filter or the turbine itself? And also what is the optimum time to set for a turbo timer?
     
  20. leonl

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    I don't think you can clean the turbo itself. Unless you are taking it off to be rebuilt. As long as turbo is in good condition, no smoke, no shaft play, no oil sip, no winding noise, you should be good. Just make sure change engine oil frequently, because the engine oil in the engine is what going through the turbo to lubricate the ball-bearing/journal.

    Definitely need to keep the air filter clean. Imagine breathing through a dirty respirator versus a clean one. Same concept.

    The turbo timer today has built in features that calculate your driving time and load, then it set the turbo timer base on that conditions. Other wise, 5-10 minutes for "normal" driving, more for track or "hard" driving. Basically the longer the better.

    I do believe if you take good care of the engine or turbo,you will get what you deserved in return. Just like your body :)
     

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