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Just a reminder to diesel owners.

Page 312 of the handbook.

To avoid the possibility of damaging the turbo bearings through

inadequate lubrication, ALWAYS allow the engine to idle for 10 seconds

before switching the ignition off.

So if you give it welly, let it rest before switching off.
 

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Yea I just spotted that in the manual during my geek session lastnight, I'll let my salesman know that one as I think they should tell customers about that before they drive off.

Don't know about other models but on my EX I'm trying to get in the habit of, park the car, handbrake on, press folding mirrors button which I guess takes 5 or more seconds, once mirrors have folded then turn off :)
 

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Fedorov said:
Yea I just spotted that in the manual during my geek session lastnight, I'll let my salesman know that one as I think they should tell customers about that before they drive off.

Don't know about other models but on my EX I'm trying to get in the habit of, park the car, handbrake on, press folding mirrors button which I guess takes 5 or more seconds, once mirrors have folded then turn off :)
Funny, that's my routine too. The idle is SOP for turbo diesels, didn't bother too much with my Pug and all seems OK. Don't think the turbo spins much when I reverse on to my drive so does that count?
 

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Kpow99.

I think your perfectly safe with that.

Its dodgy if you scream down the road , high revs, brake hard to a

stop, and immediately switch off. If you do that a lot, you could have

problems later.
 

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Kpow99.

I think your perfectly safe with that.

Its dodgy if you scream down the road , high revs, brake hard to a

stop, and immediately switch off. If you do that a lot, you could have

problems later.
Ah that's my Starsky and Hutch mode :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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I wonder how many tractor drivers follow the 10 second idling procedure before switching off?

I always do - can premature turbo failure be attributed down to owners not doing this?
 

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I would have thought so, but this is just a heads up to any owners with newly acquired forced induction vehicles, who may be unaware of this, coming from NA vehicles.
 

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Turbos use engine pressure to draw oil up to the bearings. With the engine off there be no pressure, so no fresh oil. Does nothing for the oil - which will be sitting in the turbo bearings, cooking away, and trying to turn to carbon. Drive the last mile like a granny!
 

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they should have put a short turbo timer on them
 

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wait... the dealer didnt tell this to you guys? i already knew it anyways, i let it idle for 20 seconds to be sure.
it goes not just for diesels but for petrol turbos aswell
 

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How far do you idle it to for that amount of time?

Edit:Oops, silly me, thought it meant revving it when it's stationary.

I did it when I had the civic... but hated it when others drove it and switched it off instantly after a long drive.
 

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You'd think this was something new!
Escort RS Turbo - 1985 - 132 BHP from 1600cc. Turbos aren't new, you're trying to tell us oldies what we already know!;)
 

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Age related memory loss is a terrible thing, it is good to rediscover the things you knew once upon a time!
 

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I believe the civic has a water-cooled turbo so yes, this does apply (i.e. 10-20 seconds) unlike the conventional, non-cooled turbo's in the old Glanza's etc that didn't have this benefit, which would require a longer idle time.
 

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I believe the civic has a water-cooled turbo so yes, this does apply (i.e. 10-20 seconds) unlike the conventional, non-cooled turbo's in the old Glanza's etc that didn't have this benefit, which would require a longer idle time.
Thats the monkey ;)
Unlike most of the older style turbos we are water cooled.
Spin down time is not as critical on ours... but anything that potentially aids turbo life is good practice anyway.

Personally when Im a mile away from home I ease off into granny mode anyway and am barely hitting 1500 rpm by the time Im parking up.
At which time Im on the clutch for manouvering there turning AC radio etc off, closing mirrors.
Dont think about turning the engine off til Im opening the door.
Even then I'll sometimes leave the engine running to check for unusual noises :laugh:
 
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