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i'm new here, i've posted on neons.org for a long time, but now i want a SRT. anyway i was asking whats the proper way to break in a turbo automobile? i know that when you drive the car hard for a long period of time you have to let it idle to cool down. i know it'll be hard to restrain myself when i get my SRT, but i want it to last...you know?
 

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there is no real set way of breaking it in. just drive her nice till ide say 3000 then you can start to open her up. wont really show peak performance till 10 thousand miles ide say.

and on the cooling the turbo, get youself a turbo timer. it will save your life if you are gunna beat the car.

it registers how hard and how long you run the turbo... and sets a timer. for safe cool down time.

worth its weight in turbos.
 

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timers actually measure how much idle is required to cool the turbo? i thought that you just set them to a time and it would let the car run. also, i currently dont know how to drive a MTX, will learning on a new SRT ruin the clutch? or at least shorten its life?
 

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unless your gentle and a fast learner..
you will definately shorten the life.
i wouldent worry about it too much.

my friend had a firebird with a new clutch and wrecked it in a week.
he lived in a hilly area and dumped the clutch all the time.
 

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NoisufnoC said:
timers actually measure how much idle is required to cool the turbo? ?
Your classic timer has teh basic functions of allowing you to set 2-3 cool down times.

The newer timers like the Blitz allows the timer to monitor engine RPM and based on how long the vehicle has been at a certain RPM, the timer will set how long it will cool down. YOu can set the timer to coool down for 1min. But if the engine has been running for some time the base setting (say 1m) will start to go up. WHen you come to a stop light , you will see how the timer starts to count down back towards the base setting.

Also the Blitz is able to monitor your manifold pressure. So as you can see the newer timers have various functions that you can play with. A TT goes for around 100. The ones with the added features go for 130-150.

Happy boosting.

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Turbo timers are a waste of money and gas. Just drive the car easy for a couple of minutes before you turn it off. I've owned a turbo car for quite a while and had a turbo timer for about 2 years but ended up selling it. Don't waste your money.
 

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also, i currently dont know how to drive a MTX, will learning on a new SRT ruin the clutch? or at least shorten its life?
Ask a couple of your buddies to let you drive their car around a bit. I had no idea how do drive a MTX last summer, but a couple buddies let me play on their car. After 4 days of driving about 20 min each day they said I would have no problems.
 

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I drove my car nicely until it had about 150 miles on it (to break in the clutch and brakes). I went to the track with 250 miles on it, and I've run among the quicker stock 04s.
 
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