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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2010, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Turbo Cool down timer???

Anybody running a cool down timer on their turbo? If so what brand is better or easier to hook up and is it really worth it. Sometimes I forget to let the EGT cool down before I shut the engine off.



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I would like to try and revive this thread. I just bought an '05 F250 with the 6.0. Its my first diesel. Ive heard its a good idea to let the engine idle after driving to let it cool down. Then some people say they have never heard of such a thing and im just wasting my time and money letting it idle everytime I go somewhere.

Is it important to let the exhaust cool for every day driving or just when its working hard? If so should i bother with a timer and what would be a good brand to work with. Im getting a remote start installed on wednesday. Cant wait cause im sick of running outside every morning 10 min early just to warm my truck up.

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I have the Viper 5901, i put it in about a month ago and love it! I has the turbo timer< i have mine set for 1 min, you can activate the timer with the remote or with an optional installed push button that grounds out the turbo timer wire momentarily that activates the timer.
Tho it doesnt moniter the egt and sets accordingly, the timer works great as well.

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Here is one The Turbo Diesel Lifesaver, I just wait tell it down to 350* then turn it off may take from 1 min to 5 or 6 minutes when pulling my 5er in the summer.
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So the timer is pretty important even if your not pulling anything? Should everyone one have one including the people that buy a diesel and dont really need it. LOL
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I find it easy enough, and certainly cheaper, just to make it a habit to watch my egt gauge each and every time I turn my truck off. I just let it get below 300 degrees and turn it off. Most of the time during normal driving, my truck is at or below 300 degrees by the time I get pulled into my parking spot and double check to make sure it's in gear so it doesn't roll away.

My truck is a 7.3, though, maybe the 6.0s take longer to cool down?

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