What is a turbo timer?

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A turbo timer is a device which keeps the engine running after the key is removed. The purpose of the TT is to continue cooling the turbo by circulating oil through the turbo's oil lines, to avoid the effect of oil coking, in which oil sits in the hot lines, bakes, and develop deposits that may degrade turbo bearing performance. A turbo timer is not required of all vehicles - the Subaru WRX owner manual specifically addresses this issue, but some older vehicles will benefit from the practice of installing one.

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