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Got a new turbo installed this weekend......what is necessary to properly break it in?

I've babied it for two days, but don't know how long is right.

I've been told up to a week, and everything in between that and what i've read----which is only a few drives.

If anyone has scientific reasons for it I would appreciate it.....I want to know what to do, but also know why i'm doing it.

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i was told to drive it easy for 100 miles and then not worry about it, and that's what i did. my turbo is running strong.
 

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yeah run if for a couple hundred miles just to make sure your lines are good and there are no leaks, etc...
 

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sounds good, after I get my wastegate dump tube corrected I will proceed to beat my new turbo mercilessly
 

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turbo's have bearings(or similar) and just like new bearings in a motor, they need no break in. Bearings are not supposed to wear(or you would be in trouble) oil rides between them and the other surface.

it is a good idea to take off the drain line and make sure oil is comming out(start the car w/ the drain off and shut it down right after you verify it coming out)
 

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texas_srt said:
i was told to drive it easy for 100 miles and then not worry about it, and that's what i did. my turbo is running strong.
Yup this is what they recommend. Seems more safe to me too.:thumbsup:
 

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2K4SRT_4 said:
new turbos don't need breaking in. i never broke in my turbo and never had a problem.
its fucking n00bs like you that fuck up other bitches rides... :grimrippe

technically your supposed to pull the fuel pump relay, and ignition harness off the coilpack... then crank the motor over for 10 seconds, let it sit for 30, crank for 10, sit for 30, crank for 10, then reconnect the ignition harness and fuel pump relay and start the engine.... what that'll do is build up oil pressure thru the turbo so your not starting the turbo on NO OIL at all...

Most people dont do this but thats the proper way... also when u disconnect the FP relay you'll get a check engine light for it P0688 or some shit... just reset the PCM and you'll be golden :) :thumbsup:
 

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SpeedEuphoria said:
turbo's have bearings(or similar) and just like new bearings in a motor, they need no break in. Bearings are not supposed to wear(or you would be in trouble) oil rides between them and the other surface.

it is a good idea to take off the drain line and make sure oil is comming out(start the car w/ the drain off and shut it down right after you verify it coming out)
That's a good way to be safe, you DON'T want thet feed line to be obstructed. Some people also pour some engine oil into the feed until it starts soming out of the dump, this is before puting the turbo. Good luck.
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KeyboardCommando said:
2K4SRT_4 said:
new turbos don't need breaking in. i never broke in my turbo and never had a problem.
its fucking n00bs like you that fuck up other bitches rides... :grimrippe

technically your supposed to pull the fuel pump relay, and ignition harness off the coilpack... then crank the motor over for 10 seconds, let it sit for 30, crank for 10, sit for 30, crank for 10, then reconnect the ignition harness and fuel pump relay and start the engine.... what that'll do is build up oil pressure thru the turbo so your not starting the turbo on NO OIL at all...

Most people dont do this but thats the proper way... also when u disconnect the FP relay you'll get a check engine light for it P0688 or some shit... just reset the PCM and you'll be golden :) :thumbsup:
that is not a break-in. that is just priming the oil lines. turbos don't get there breaking in done by just prime the oil line. try again noob.:thumbsup:
 

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It never hurts to give it a few miles and 3 heat cycles. Sometimes running the turbo WOT from the start will not allow for tight bearings or mabe a few pockets of air to clear the lines. Never hurts to give it a few miles.
 

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well thanks for the advice, the turbo is working pretty well I guess

got my first ticket with my new turbo today
 

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KeyboardCommando said:
2K4SRT_4 said:
new turbos don't need breaking in. i never broke in my turbo and never had a problem.
its fucking n00bs like you that fuck up other bitches rides... :grimrippe

technically your supposed to pull the fuel pump relay, and ignition harness off the coilpack... then crank the motor over for 10 seconds, let it sit for 30, crank for 10, sit for 30, crank for 10, then reconnect the ignition harness and fuel pump relay and start the engine.... what that'll do is build up oil pressure thru the turbo so your not starting the turbo on NO OIL at all...

Most people dont do this but thats the proper way... also when u disconnect the FP relay you'll get a check engine light for it P0688 or some shit... just reset the PCM and you'll be golden :) :thumbsup:
This way is what was recommended to me a long time ago......then blaze it and allow the car to completely warm up and go out and play.
 

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BoostLee said:
KeyboardCommando said:
2K4SRT_4 said:
new turbos don't need breaking in. i never broke in my turbo and never had a problem.
its fucking n00bs like you that fuck up other bitches rides... :grimrippe

technically your supposed to pull the fuel pump relay, and ignition harness off the coilpack... then crank the motor over for 10 seconds, let it sit for 30, crank for 10, sit for 30, crank for 10, then reconnect the ignition harness and fuel pump relay and start the engine.... what that'll do is build up oil pressure thru the turbo so your not starting the turbo on NO OIL at all...

Most people dont do this but thats the proper way... also when u disconnect the FP relay you'll get a check engine light for it P0688 or some shit... just reset the PCM and you'll be golden :) :thumbsup:
This way is what was recommended to me a long time ago......then blaze it and allow the car to completely warm up and go out and play.
Yes I was gonna say this is some of the best advice in the thread.
 

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2k4 is the n00b not I ...

Yea, that is priming the TURBO... but if you don't prime the turbo you can honestly blow it up as you crank it over for the first time. Don't think its possible? Go search on yahoo. I've seen in NUMEROUS times... priming the turbo leads to PROPER BREAK IN... and not BREAKING... idiot. Think before you diss.

EDIT: as far as breaking it in... AFTER you prime it... agp recommends 50 miles due to the assembly lubes inside.
 

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KeyboardCommando said:
2k4 is the n00b not I ...

Yea, that is priming the TURBO... but if you don't prime the turbo you can honestly blow it up as you crank it over for the first time. Don't think its possible? Go search on yahoo. I've seen in NUMEROUS times... priming the turbo leads to PROPER BREAK IN... and not BREAKING... idiot. Think before you diss.

EDIT: as far as breaking it in... AFTER you prime it... agp recommends 50 miles due to the assembly lubes inside.
priming the turbo is part of installing it. after bolting up the turbro then you prime the line said from the instructions. then your install is done and go have fun. so it not a break in. its the end of an install.

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