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  • Turbo Cool Down Time Is Very Important

    Turbos are in basically every Diesel motorhome and possibly some gas models and need a bit of extra attention when it comes to cool down.

    When producing power the turbo gets very hot, more power = more heat and it depends on oil circulation for cooling. When you shut down the engine the oil stops moving and that heat is trapped in the turbo. Consider that the turbo may be blazing hot and will need continued oil circulation at low power or idle for a few minutes before shutting down. Too much heat and your oil seals get damaged and before you know it your turbo is burning oil, a VERY expensive repair.

    Just a helpful hint that someone was kind enough to teach me when I was young and had my first turbo charged vehicle, a 1984 Kawasaki ZX-750 Turbo.
    1992 Champion EuroPremier 38'-sold, 1984 Ford Bronco, 2010 Australian Shepherd - "Coby", 2012 Pomeranian- "Bella"