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#1 ONLINE   mike2020

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Posted 29 October 2020 - 08:55 PM

Is there a 'right' or better way to minimise turbo wear and is it different for a petrol and diesel?

 

Although working a diesel hard is said to be 'good for it', does this apply to the turbo too?

 

I am thinking of whether to use hard or gentle acceleration from stationary - something that can happen numerous times on a journey - but also when overtaking (I shift into sport mode too).


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Posted 29 October 2020 - 09:15 PM

Just keep up in your services and occasionally blow the cobwebs out if the system. And don't lugbit around in town. Mine likes to shift into 6th all the time at 30-35 mph. I drop it into sport in town to keep the RPMs up but that's more to help the carbon issues in the head on petrol models.
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Posted 29 October 2020 - 11:13 PM

I'm by no means an expert however my understanding is that most turbo damage occurs when switching off immediately after a hard ride. It's recommended to travel the last bit of your journey more moderately, or first let the engine idle for a short while before switching off.

 

Edit. Found these doing a quick "Google"...

 

https://www.torque.c...-cool-shut-off/

 

https://www.team-bhp...bo-charged-cars


Edited by DawieNel, 29 October 2020 - 11:15 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 12:28 AM

That's what I miss about my Malone tune on the TDI he programmed in a turbo timer if my EGTs were too high. I could pull the key out and lock the doors but it wouldn't shut off till it cooled off. With Polar FIS on the Gas Tiguan I don't shut it off after a freeway run till my RGT drops below 950F. Farm equipment is the same. Idle down the machines and let the turbos cool off before killing the ignition.
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 01:38 AM

The Tig does of course have an electric pump that “automagically” pumps the coolant around the turbo as it cools down after shutdown. Not saying being careful isn’t best practice though !!
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 04:28 AM

Oddly the 2.0 I don't believe has the water cooled aftercooler. If one is concerned with shutting down a hot turbo just remember to idle it for a few mins after a long hot trip or invest in a PolarFis, ScanGauge, or other monitor.
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Posted 30 October 2020 - 04:56 AM

I was always told to let the engine tick over for about ten seconds to let the turbo die down before you switch off, and I always drive quite slowly for the last bit, living in a residential area you have to anyway,

 

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 06:54 AM

The Tig does of course have an electric pump that “automagically” pumps the coolant around the turbo as it cools down after shutdown. Not saying being careful isn’t best practice though !!

 

Is this on the 2.0 TDI?



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Posted 30 October 2020 - 09:22 AM

The separate cooling for the turbo came in with the SCR engines, EA288 that arrived just in the last year of the mk1's and all mk2's. You can hear a faint whine outside the car when switched off after a journey. 

 

I don't know specifically about the petrol engines, but my 3 pot 1.0 on the T-Cross has this whine so I suspect it has been implemented across the board. 


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 02:40 PM

Another item to note for those of us that experience colder winters, is to let the turbo warm up a bit before getting busy. Cold thick oil is even harder on the tiny bearing in the turbo than the mains on the crank, and when cold, oil pressure is quite high which is a bit harder on the seals. 


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