Turbo Timers

Discussion in '6.7L PowerStroke Engine & Drivetrain' started by 01yellerCobra, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. 01yellerCobra

    01yellerCobra Full Access Member

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    So it seems that getting a turbo timer for these trucks is a good idea. What timers are you guys running? I'm guessing it has to be tapped into the ignition circuit to work correctly.

    A thought I had, and I'm sure this will show how much of a newb I am, is using the remote start as a timer. The truck stays locked and it'll shut down after a few minutes. Or is there something with the remote start so I can't do that?
     
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    I have never heard of a turbo timer, and I have been around a day or two... What are you trying to do? These trucks can be equipped with a remote start that allows you to hit a button from your home or office (and other places) and remotely start up your truck. :dunno

    Dave :)
     
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    A turbo timer keeps the engine running for a little while after turning the key off. It helps cool down the turbo before everything shuts off.

    My truck has a remote start from the factory. I can set it to run for 5, and 10, or 15 minutes before it turns off by itself.
     
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    I just let my truck sit at idle for a few minutes. I live in a safe place to do this and not San Diego. Thanks for the information.

    Dave ;tu
     

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