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Just curious if a a Turbo Timer for my 98 1.8T would be a good idea. I live in Vegas and not sure if the extreme in the weather would warrant it. It's a nice 116 degrees lately. I know they recommend sitting in the car and idling it out but honestly I don't have to do it each time.

Also for the Blow Off, exactly what purpose does it serve? A friend of mine recommended I get that as well.


If it helps, I love to drive, and at times I drive my baby hard.
 

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Originally posted by lvaudi+Jul 18 2005, 03:34 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(lvaudi @ Jul 18 2005, 03:34 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>Just curious if a a Turbo Timer for my 98 1.8T would be a good idea.
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no, with a stock turbo, there is no need for a turbo timer unless you're racing the car in those temps. if you're really woried about it, after a day of particularly hard driving, let the car idle in your driveway for 15-20 minutes before you turn it off.

Originally posted by [email protected] 18 2005, 03:34 AM
A friend of mine recommended I get that as well.
your friend is wrong... heres why:

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the Blow Off, exactly what purpose does it serve?
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first: understand the difference between a blov off valve (BOV) and a diverter valve (DV):
when a turbo takes in air, it takes in too much. blow off valves release the excess air into the atmosphere. diverter valves put a majority of the air back into the air system of the car ... its a bit more efficeint.

read thisaudi-forums.com thread for a discussion of the difference between BOVs and DVs

audis have DVs not BOVs. therefore, putting a BOV on an audi(or vw) will make the engine hate you :bwekk:

you already have a stock DV on your car. if you're looking to upgrade you car, by all means, upgrade the stock DV as well, because they OEM ones are nothing special.
 
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