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Old 06-07-2010, 11:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
dremd - you may be right. A lot of VRS owners have put down turbo failure to not allowing the turbo to cool - kind of you hammer down the motorway at 70-90, stop for a pee and shut the engine off in the rest area / services straight away. Do it enough times and the oil in the turbo stays there happily cooking.
Cruising, even at 90 mph, isn't putting that much load on the engine. The calculator shows about 42 hp required. Most likely, you'd be pulling a vacuum rather than boost. (I was generous with all the inputs, so many cars would need less)

I can see a problem with P&G type driving, though.
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