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Do you let your car cool off before shutting it off? #95518 Feb 2, 3:33pm Feb 2, 3:33pm
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Do you let your car cool off before shutting it off?
Do you let your car cool off after driving it for a while. especialy in the cold. acuse i know with my quads. i dont get a chance to ride them often so after riding them i turn the gas to off and just let it get the gas out of the lines so it doesnt freeze or anything. confused but yet i really dont know anything about cars nor quads. just know how to ride.

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You don't really need to unless you have a turbo or something where your oil and or water will get really got. In stock format, you shouldn't run into any problems by shutting the car off w/o letting it idle for a bit.

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nope i just shut it off

Re: Do you let your car cool off before shutting it off? [Re: CelicasROCK] #95522 Feb 2, 3:41pm Feb 2, 3:41pm
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no you don't have to...

and with quads, you don't really have to do that either, but shutting off the fuel is good thumbsup

only turbo's need to cool off after running...usually 2 minutes after


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Re: Do you let your car cool off before shutting it off? [Re: CelicasROCK] #95523 Feb 2, 3:52pm Feb 2, 3:52pm
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what if you dont wait and yu have a turbo? like my sister has one of thsoe turbo jettas puke. she could of a bought a celica for less than what she paid for jetta. she doent wait really to turn off her car. and her check engine lights always on now and the dealership cant get it to turn off. could that be the reason. i know this isnt a big VW fan site. lol haha any help?

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
what if you dont wait and yu have a turbo? like my sister has one of thsoe turbo jettas puke. she could of a bought a celica for less than what she paid for jetta. she doent wait really to turn off her car. and her check engine lights always on now and the dealership cant get it to turn off. could that be the reason. i know this isnt a big VW fan site. lol haha any help?


I read that if you don't do that regularly, it fucks your turbo and performance up, but I am not 100% sure, I just know you need to have them cool down first...which is why they made turbo timers


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could that turn on her check engine. bc it turned on the first day she got it. the guy said t was bc she had the radio on when she filled up her tank. and it hasnt gone off since. she brought it up there they reset the computer. and she pulled out of the parking lot and started driving and it turned back on. haha i know you aren't a VW expert but thanks haha

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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what if you dont wait and yu have a turbo? like my sister has one of thsoe turbo jettas puke. she could of a bought a celica for less than what she paid for jetta. she doent wait really to turn off her car. and her check engine lights always on now and the dealership cant get it to turn off. could that be the reason. i know this isnt a big VW fan site. lol haha any help?


I read that if you don't do that regularly, it fucks your turbo and performance up, but I am not 100% sure, I just know you need to have them cool down first...which is why they made turbo timers


My friend had a RX-7 turbo and it had some kind of built in after cooler. He would turn off the engine and pull his keys out, but intercooler was still running, he said it had to do with the turbo.


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ah. ill let her know. but she realyl doesnt go for speed. but my dad drove it a couple weeks ago and he said it didnt have the kind of acceleratn a turbo should have. he doesnt know muc either. he thinks he does. i'm not going to tlel him that until he buys me a celica haha. i'm already working on it. rofl

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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
ah. ill let her know. but she realyl doesnt go for speed. but my dad drove it a couple weeks ago and he said it didnt have the kind of acceleratn a turbo should have. he doesnt know muc either. he thinks he does. i'm not going to tlel him that until he buys me a celica haha. i'm already working on it. rofl


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do you think it'd be a waste to buy a GTS for my first car? like how many of you guys gotten into an accident/totalled your first car or ever your celica?

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Re: Do you let your car cool off before shutting it off? [Re: CelicasROCK] #95532 Feb 2, 6:00pm Feb 2, 6:00pm
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Originally Posted by CelicasROCK
do you think it'd be a waste to buy a GTS for my first car? like how many of you guys gotten into an accident/totalled your first car or ever your celica?


depends on how you drive and how you're going to drive...be smart and nothing will happen

no, it is not a waste.


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Like it was said before it all depends on how you drive. I myself being a very aggressive driver have totaled 3 cars in the first year or two of driving, some of my friends the same with nicer cars. Two of my friends, that drove back then would be close to SUV's now, got into accidents, not from aggressive driving, but from inexperience. That doesn't include the people I know that racked up points on their license from owning a fast car and very immature. Personally, I would never give my kid, whether it was his/her money or my own, a nice quick car like the Celica for the first year or two of driving. That's just me. Anyway to get back a little here in this post. I sometimes after real hard driving let the engine idle for a couple of minutes or turn it off and let the fan cool things down until it shuts off. I know it's more for turbos just gives me piece of mind sometimes.

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Originally Posted by hephaestus

Like it was said before it all depends on how you drive. I myself being a very aggressive driver have totaled 3 cars in the first year or two of driving, some of my friends the same with nicer cars. Two of my friends, that drove back then would be close to SUV's now, got into accidents, not from aggressive driving, but from inexperience. That doesn't include the people I know that racked up points on their license from owning a fast car and very immature. Personally, I would never give my kid, whether it was his/her money or my own, a nice quick car like the Celica for the first year or two of driving. That's just me. Anyway to get back a little here in this post. I sometimes after real hard driving let the engine idle for a couple of minutes or turn it off and let the fan cool things down until it shuts off. I know it's more for turbos just gives me piece of mind sometimes.

umm...if you are goin to turn the engine off...u'd better to just pull ur key...it's the same thing...

the thing to cool the engine off after hard driving is to let engine idle for a while, while the oil, cams transmission slow down its working pace and return back to normal tempurature. turning off the engine and letting the fan cooling off the engine will not get you anywhere.

and for the answer, yes i let my car idle for 1-2 min b4 i shut it off after running it hard.

EDIT: what i usually do is that i drive fast at highways, doing 160+ km/h and open throttle all the time...so when i get off high way, i slow down, and drive it softer than i normaly (which is like when warming up the car in the morning through slow driving-under 2000rpm) would.i do it this way to save gas (idleing eats up a lot of gas)


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I'm sorry If I didn't make myself clear. I usually in hard driving circumstances let the car cool down with the engine on, (I don't care about saving gas) but if I wasn't driving that hard and I shut the car down and the engine fan is still going I let it go until it stops. Sometimes just waiting in line at the bank will get the fan going and won't stop for a minute or two at rest. You just explained the same situations I did. I was just making a point that I thought, according to this post, was the only one. I'm happy there is someone else out there that feels the same. Thank you. I'm not alone in this thought.

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thats why you need a turbo timer if you are turbo'ed rofl


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yea a turbo timer cools down the turbo when you shut ur car off


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Negative, a turbo timer allows you to remove your key and exit your vehicle without having to manually sit in your car for a determined amount of time to let your water and oil cool down because of the added heat due to your turbo.

Say you just get done dogging the hell out your turbo gts. You pull into a parking lot and shut your car off. If you had a turbo timer, it would keep the engine running but locks the steering colomn once you remove your key.

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yea a turbo timer cools down the turbo when you shut ur car off

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Originally Posted by hephaestus
I'm sorry If I didn't make myself clear. I usually in hard driving circumstances let the car cool down with the engine on, (I don't care about saving gas) but if I wasn't driving that hard and I shut the car down and the engine fan is still going I let it go until it stops. Sometimes just waiting in line at the bank will get the fan going and won't stop for a minute or two at rest. You just explained the same situations I did. I was just making a point that I thought, according to this post, was the only one. I'm happy there is someone else out there that feels the same. Thank you. I'm not alone in this thought.

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according to toyota and its manual, it recommends you to cool down for a little if i remember. you have to warm up the car a little (30 secs will do) when start, and let it idle for about a minute when you done. this is wut i do. when i drive fast on the freeway, i just drive the speed limit on the streets and then decrease my speed on my home street, park (which takes about 1 minute), wait for another 20 secs and turn off. its not really good to shut off the car when its warn and functioning completely. its like dropping an ice on a boiling water when its on fire. you just dont wanna stop the cycle when its functioning it hard. something like running on the treadmill, you run slow then fast, and then slow again and then stop. thats my opinion. i do the same with braking. i use brake hard usually, and then cool it down.

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^^well yea, if you are a hard driver and aggressive..then a slight cool down is recommended...

but most people drive normally, not pushing the car above normal limits, so everything is running the same...so it's ok for no cool down.


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the reason why you let a turbo cool off before you turn the car off is because there is oil in the turbo, you want to let the oil to drain out as you idle, unlike if you just turned it right off the oil will stick to the turbo and leave deposits, shortening the life of the turbo.


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how bout` starting the car for the first time in the morning, do you need to let the engine run for a while before using it?


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Originally Posted by CELIBORGY
how bout` starting the car for the first time in the morning, do you need to let the engine run for a while before using it?


about 30 secs to a minute to warm it up, get things flowing.


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Originally Posted by VSGTS14

Originally Posted by CELIBORGY

how bout` starting the car for the first time in the morning, do you need to let the engine run for a while before using it?


about 30 secs to a minute to warm it up, get things flowing.

May be at the summer time. But when it's really cold you should warm up for at list 4-5 min.
P.S.Some people so stupid that when they warming up ther cars in the moning they press gas pedal down to the floor to warm up the engine faster...



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