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Arb turbo timers?

has anyone have a arb turbo timer in ther cruizer? are they any good?

Unread postby 07HiluxSR » May 12th, 2011, 9:56 pm


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Re: Arb turbo timers?

I had one mate. Was good for a while then started playing up with the times and stop button. (wouldnt turn off if needed)

Unread postby pedrodepacas » May 12th, 2011, 10:05 pm


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Re: Arb turbo timers?

I would rather fit an exhaust temperature gauge and keep an eye on that..
I wanted a turbo timer but was put off because A) it is against the law to walk away from a running vehicle and B) if you were to be in a serious accident it might be hard for you or someone else to shut off your ute.
If you get an EGT gauge you can see how hard your motor has been working and let it cool appropriately or in quite a few circumstances see that it is already cool enough.
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stretch4x4 wrote:I would rather fit an exhaust temperature gauge and keep an eye on that..
I wanted a turbo timer but was put off because A) it is against the law to walk away from a running vehicle and B) if you were to be in a serious accident it might be hard for you or someone else to shut off your ute.
If you get an EGT gauge you can see how hard your motor has been working and let it cool appropriately or in quite a few circumstances see that it is already cool enough.

Good post^^^ and if it stuffs up like mine did. You will be finding it hard to turn off at all.

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Cheers mate. Yeah would be a bit of a pain to get it to shut off it buggered up.

Now was it the red wire or the green wire to cut..... :cool:
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Re: Arb turbo timers?

If it stuffs up, couldn't you just stall the engine?

Unread postby V8_td_cruiser » May 12th, 2011, 10:24 pm


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Yep that would be an option..
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Unread postby stretch4x4 » May 12th, 2011, 10:26 pm


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Re: Arb turbo timers?

Not something I'd wanna be doing everytime I need to turn off the engine....

Unread postby V8_td_cruiser » May 12th, 2011, 10:31 pm


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Re: Arb turbo timers?

but isnt it good for your turbo? instead of cooking it and then having to pay alot of bux?

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V8_td_cruiser wrote:If it stuffs up, couldn't you just stall the engine?

My auto might be a problem.

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Re: Arb turbo timers?

pedrodepacas wrote:
V8_td_cruiser wrote:If it stuffs up, couldn't you just stall the engine?

My auto might be a problem.


Haha! I've been driving 70 Series vehicles for so long, the thought of an auto never even crossed my mind! But yes, I see that would cause a problem.

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07HiluxSR wrote:but isnt it good for your turbo? instead of cooking it and then having to pay alot of bux?

Well yeah....
But you can achieve the same thing by driving the last few kilometres keeping the revs a bit lower and letting it idle for a while while you undo your seatbelt and grab your wallet.
Using an EGR gauge you can see how much cooling you need as it tells you how hot the motor is so you know exactly when the motor is cool enough to shut off as opposed to a timer which has no idea how hard you have been driving.

Personally I would rather put my dosh into something that has dual purposes (can stop you cooking the motor while you are working hard) and use my brain a little more.

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ohks no worries:)

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Re: Arb turbo timers?

i have a timer, but it is very rarely turned on. I just cruise the last few kms, then wind up windows, turn radio down, grab my lunch(work days) etc. I dont see the point in using them all the time, and i'm thinking of removing mine altogether(installed when bought).
As for leaving it running and walking away, its a Toyota and you cant trust their handbrakes and never should.
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Re: Arb turbo timers?

I've got an ARB timer, had it for 3 years and never had a problem. they are actually a Bogard timer just with an ARB sticker on it. turbo timer are definitely worth it, i'm a diesel mechanic and i have seen several shagged turbo's from no cool down periods.

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