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ziptiecloud 06-25-2012 10:48 AM

Cold Oil Temp
Do you guys take off with the blue light shining? I would sit in the spot at first and wait for the oil to 'warm up', but now I just stay out of boost 'till then.. what do you do?

No DRFT 06-29-2012 06:26 PM

I don't know. My '05 doesn't have that light.

Rule of thumb is let the engine idle a few minutes and slowly drive the car until it warms up. Also, stay out of boost until everything is at operating temps.

08SpecB_DE 06-29-2012 09:57 PM

I've only had the car a week now, but I wait until the light is off. I probably always will. This is my first turbo car, so I am babying it. Not trying to thread jack, but is it necessary to let it idle before shut down to cool the turbo even after normal driving?

No DRFT 06-29-2012 10:32 PM

Not really necessary. The coolant does a good job with heat dissipation.

Although, after a long and hard drive I like to let it idle a bit before shutting it off. Old school I guess.

broknindarkagain 06-29-2012 10:33 PM

I voted "penguins" because race car

laff79 06-29-2012 10:36 PM


underground000 06-29-2012 10:38 PM

+1 for penguins

You know the blue light is for coolant

I'm running 2 cups of coolant, 2 bottles of water werter an the rest water. I go down the block and the light is already off

08SpecB_DE 06-30-2012 01:54 PM

I figured the blue light was for coolant since its in the temp. gauge pod. I'm more concerned about oil on warm up than I am on coolant. Just my personal preference.

Drew888 06-01-2013 03:29 PM

Personal preference aside, that's exactly what you should be more concerned with.

broknindarkagain 06-01-2013 04:40 PM

holy thread bump

Drew888 06-05-2013 12:12 PM


It was lonely

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