1.8T sludge problem - similar datapoint?
LawyerKG at co.laplata.co.us
Wed Aug 3 16:12:20 EDT 2005
>>> Mike Arman <armanmik at earthlink.net> 8/3/2005 11:50 AM >>>
>In addition, a cool-down period is needed for turbo engines - Mooney says to run the engine at a fast idle for >>five minutes before shut-down (and if you have any idea what an engine for a Mooney 231 costs, let me tell >>you, your hair might be on fire, but you'll wait the FULL five minutes!!).
The aftermarket has tried to address this, at least for Ford SuperDutys and other turbo diesels, with modules that will actually keep the truck running and monitor the EGT's until they drop to safe levels, even after you turn off the key and walk away. I suppose this would be a bit more problematic w a manual tranny, but has anyone ever heard of anyone doing anything like this on an Audi or similar?
I guess that's what the Type 44 afterrun systems were trying to accomplish....too bad they rarely seem to work on any of the Type 44's I've owned.
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