Recommended shutdown procedure?

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  1. Esoteric

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    Howzit guys...

    I do not have a turbo-timer installed which means that I time shutdowns on my stopwatch :p

    Would appreciate some advice if I am performing the correct shutdown procedure.

    Driven hard: idle for 2 minutes

    Driven normally: 45 - 60 seconds (the ambient temperature varies between 7oC and 12oC when I arrive home at the moment).

    Is this more or less ok?
     
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    I just idle down the last 500 metres or so of my drive and just turn the car off after I have parked it in the garage which takes another 10 seconds or so :)

    With modern fully synthetic oils and water cooled turbos it isn't very important any more, unless you've been giving the car a hard time :)
     
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    you have 1 hell of a long driveway Brad :) Ah well that's good to know, thanks.
     
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    yeah the last 400m of road is downhill and my driveway is sort of straight on at the end of the road, so I just knock it into 5th and just idle the whole way down, at the top I will be doing 60kmh and at the bottom about 40kmh :)
     
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    Yeah, just cruise the last part of your trip. Turbo timers are overated. Plus in NSW you will get defected for having one. I think I have one on my Leggie coming over, I will just take it off and put it on eBay.
     
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    Correct shutdown procedure is to turn the key in an anticlockwise direction until all the lights on the dash go off...:p

    Seriously, just stay off continuous high boost for the last minute or two of your trip. Just wasting fuel otherwise.
     
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    OK cool thanks guys, pleased at the prospect of not sitting in the car like a gimp with the engine running for (x) seconds anymore :)
     
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    Just leave it in the driveway with the keys in it running. I'm sure someone will know what to do with it when they walk past!

    Seriously, fair question though :)
     

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