North American Turbocoupe Organization



turbo timer
Resurectedbird Offline
Senior Member
#1
I have noticed that turbo timers are not discussed on here, where imports use them all the time.

Who has them? I have one, but haven't hooked it up yet. It seems to me to be one of the best investments for your turbo life.

Whoever has one-do you have any diagrams of how you hooked it up? Mine is the Apexi and does not offer the pigtail to tap into the system easily, need to cut and splice
Currently birdless, but will get another someday!
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
Why dont most of us use them? My guess is we are all a bunch of cheap bastards who would rather spend the $$ we have on something to make the car go faster or look better! [Image: smile.gif]

I see one big problem with the timers on a stick shift car. You must leave the car in neutral with only the parking brake holding the car in place. Park brakes can fail.... rusted calbes snap, etc. Happened to me twice in the last 20 years. Once, the car rolled down into a ditch. What a mess. Personally, I will not park a stick shift car anywhere without setting the park brake and putting it in gear.

IMO, you only need to let the car idle down for a few minutes before shutdown if you have been just boosting the hell out of it. If you have been driving normally for at least a few minutes, just shut it off. Also, many of us run synthetic oils, which is MUCH more resistant to coking, etc. than regular dyno oil.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 21 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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