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Old 03-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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FS Turbo and cold weather

This is my first post so here it goes.
I am thinking about puchasing the FS stage 1 & 2 turbo kit for my car but there is one thing I am worrying about. My car is a daily driver and I live in Wisconsin so the winters are harsh and snowy, so i was wondering if there is anything i need to worry about with the turbo as far as the freezing temperatures and salt caked roads and how this will affect the turbo or any of it components?
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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I'd recommend 5w30 full synthetic for the winter and be sure to let it warm up for a few minutes.
An oil pressure gauge will help.
If you try to drive too hard when the oil is cold and thick and the oil pressure is high you risk pushing oil past the turbo seals.
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You have nothing to worry about Iv gone 60,000 miles and 2 winters with my FS stage 2 kit.
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be sure to let it warm up for a few minutes.
A useless waste of gas

it is worse for the engine and especially the turbo to run cold for longer in your driveway

just drive below 3000 rpm until it warms up, it will warm up faster than you think! (usually within a mile or 2)

The salt will be hard on the downpipe but its no different from any other exhaust piece, it will be fine
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Well thats all good news, now I just need to save up the money for kit.
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As long as you're not running out on the edge of your fuel you'll be fine. If you're running at you max safe psi on a warm day and it's cold the next you can easily over boost. Simple solution is to loosen your waste gate a turn or turn down your boost a little however your kit does it.
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boost controller. Hell I run 11psi year round...
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You have nothing to worry about Iv gone 60,000 miles and 2 winters with my FS stage 2 kit.
Nice and you haven'thad one problem yet.
60,000 miles is impressive. Have you had any problems with emissions???
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How much horser power can a stock 2.3 engine take after a FI kit has been installed before you run the risk of damaging the engine?
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