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Old 05-21-2012, 08:50 PM
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Hey guys, Im about to get a 2001 s60 T5 and I was wondering if I could get any advice as this is my first turbocharged car. Are there things I need to know and keep in mind? this may sound dumb..but is doing an oil change the same? Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
Old 05-24-2012, 02:32 PM
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Yes, oil changes are the same. There a few minor things to keep in mind, but certianly nothing to concern yourself with. There will be air ducts, and some solenoids and vaccum hoses that a NA motor won't have.
Besides increasing power, turbocharging also increases fuel economy.

There is nothing to freak out about, they aren't magical. You will love your new t5. They're great engines. The Volvo l5 motor, without a turbo, on the other hand, is a slug.
Old 05-25-2012, 11:37 AM
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thanks for the reply. Ive learned some about turbos through research just so I know whats going on, but wasnt sure if there were day to day things I needed to know. This was perfect thanks!
Old 06-28-2012, 12:44 PM
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If you read the manual for the car that you are going to purchase, it answers all of the questions you will have about taking care of the car itself, and the turbo.
Old 09-24-2012, 04:59 AM
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I didn't see this thread when it was posted but here is my slant on the most important thing to know... The turbo generates a lot of heat when boosting, driving aggressively. The most important thing to do to take care of them besides running good clean oil in them (full synthetic is recommended), is to warm them up before boosting and let them cool down after boosting before you turn the car off. This will cut down on wear tremendously. This information is in the owners manual.

I usually won't put my foot in it until my temp needle is at normal operating temp. Then, when boosting, the turbo will heat the oil up pretty good and if you turn the car off real quick after you have the turbo kicked it the turbo can continue to heat up a little and not be able to cool down with the car off, no circulation. So you should let it cool down by driving the car or letting it idle for at least 2 minutes. My last mile or two I take it easy.
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