5 Things You Should Never Do in a Turbocharged Car

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Never Do This in a Turbocharged Car, DIY life hacks and car review with Scotty Kilmer. 5 things you should never do in a turbocharged vehicle. Turbocharger explained and how to make it last as long as possible in your car. Should I buy a turbocharged car? Car life hacks. How to drive a turbocharged car. How to make turbo last longer. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 51 years.
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Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer Year ago
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FreshDesh 4 months ago
Yes please 🙂
Izayoi Aifuyu
Izayoi Aifuyu 10 months ago
No. Import your own 1995 Toyota Celica GT-FOUR. It comes from the factory with AWD, a manual gearbox, disk brakes all around, and uses the 3S-GTE engine which is turbocharged to over 230hp. It's won many rallies before it ended up getting caught in a scandal about its turbo restrictor, but it's truly the best car Toyota has ever, or probably will ever, make.
JoHNNY D 11 months ago
U should not because you are cheap on gas
Roman P
Roman P Year ago
Swap it for a factory Celica GT 4 instead - stock turbo &AWD goodness, stunning looks, Toyota reliability and IMO it's a car thats only gonna go up in value, do despite the hefty price tag I doubt you'd lose any money on it.
Srdjan Krajcer
You should build it if you ask me 😂
Yellowdayz 10 days ago
Should have watched this with my older Volvo.....have my newer one now 😊
KowalDW 12 days ago
As always - wanna lasting turbo? Dont use it
David Jones
David Jones 21 day ago
I used Scotty's recommendations with a 1984 Mercedes 300 Turbo diesel. When interstate driving , I would exit for fuel or food by coasting down the off ramp and waitng a minute before shutting the engine off. I sold the car with 147 thousand miles on it to a friend and he added 10 thousand plus with no turbo issues.
Quincy Robertson
Quincy Robertson 28 days ago
30 seconds?? U mean 5 to 10 mins?
Robin Petrillo
Robin Petrillo Month ago
Makes sense, my old Saab's & my new GTI both have Turbo's & when you shut the motor down the Fan stays on for 40 seconds, never new why but I get it now the Engine is cooling down.
Julie 2 months ago
Wow that garage...... Scotty be a hoarder 😉
Tiago Marques
Tiago Marques 2 months ago
Please, make a video talking about volvo xc90.
Uzi 2 months ago
sooo.. after my engine is at running temperature i can just bounce off of redline for my entire trip?
Владимир Владимирович
Alot? 5-7 thousand ??
I always check my hoses by tapping my fingers on them thank god I know this tip
John Gotdoe
John Gotdoe 3 months ago
Awesome advice. 👍🏻
Sudarshan Keshav
Sudarshan Keshav 3 months ago
This is an Indian gyus car
exploited boy21
exploited boy21 4 months ago
Now i know why turbo timer is important
GabeIsHere 4 months ago
I thought Scotty was going to say: Don't buy a turbocharged car!
Ananda Mañana
Ananda Mañana 5 months ago
What the Hell?? Are you standing in my parking lot doing this video? I have 2 XC70s and a 97 Celica!!
djteako 5 months ago
WOW, one of the actual best video's of your's I've seen. BUT, you forgot one main thing !!!!! Your intercooler doesn't actually function until you are going at least 50 km/hr (thats 30 MPH for you southern folk). Hence why when you are at thee tuning shop, they sert up a huge fan over your intercooler when they dyno tune it (at least they should - if not - find a new shop!!!!)Therefore, you should NOT be building full boost until you are moving at a good rate of speed already! This is how most Subaru owners blow their head gaskets - parking lot drifting in the winter time on full throttle while barely actually moving!
btm380 6 months ago
Not a turbo story but I was about 8 yrs old vacationing in Maine. I saw this old guy start his Cadillac (10-15° outside) and stood on the gas for almost 30 seconds to warm it up. I couldn't believe someone could be that stupid.
3 6 months ago
I used to get 9 miles a gallon in a twin turbo 2006 M3... Scotty ain’t kidding lol
FITTbog 6 months ago
Mercedes, Audi and BMW has good reliability in Europe. They hold up really well like Volvos and Japanese cars. Maybe they are worse built for America?
Craig Saunders
Craig Saunders 6 months ago
Scott my goto guy.
Spongschbob 7 months ago
always used full synthetic oil, and my Volvo 2.5 T is still perfectly fine after 335.000 km
L-dubwesson 7 months ago
Have my babies Scotty.
Dwight Looi
Dwight Looi 7 months ago
Nonsense! There is no need to idle a MODERN turbocharged engine for 30 secs, or any amount of time, before you shut it off! Why? Because (1) most contemporary turbos are watercooled so the bearing section (where the oil goes through) never gets too hot for the oil to coke. (2) Just about every car since the late-90s have an after-run water circulation pump. Hence, when the engine is off, the ECU continues to run a flow of coolant through the turbos for up to a few minutes. If necessary, the electric radiator fan(s) will stay on for a while too! - The need to idle turbocharged engines, like 3000 mile oil changes, is dinosaur advice!!!
visa luotonen
visa luotonen 7 months ago
Changing oil every 5-7mil is excessive and pointless. Just follow what it recommended by manufacturer. They know better.
GymChess 7 months ago
My car doesn't have a turbo but I let the engine run for maybe 15 seconds before turning it off after a drive anyway.
M J 7 months ago
Sick video, thx
Baran MK6
Baran MK6 7 months ago
Every morning I let my car warm up for 10 min at least. It's a mk6 gti. I also change the oil ever 5k.
owen ayameh
owen ayameh 7 months ago
Thanks a bunch uncle Scotty
Daniel Herrera
Daniel Herrera 7 months ago
This seems like a lot of work. It sounds easier to not get a turbo charger. I drive like a looney.
Shivaal Tiluk
Shivaal Tiluk 7 months ago
I let my BMW (2013) 120d warm up for 4 - 5 minutes before driving
Skyler Smith
Skyler Smith 8 months ago
I have an 02 Subaru Impreza Wrx with about 30k on rebuilt JDM ej205. I was told to put a synthetic blend in it. Should I be running full synthetic oil instead? Also, what brand is the best for these old turbocharged Subies?
Erich Mais
Erich Mais 8 months ago
Never granny shift and always double clutch like you should
Chris Garcia
Chris Garcia 8 months ago
Ok if anyone is wondering Scotty should have worded the gas mileage fact better. What he could have said is “a smaller turbo charged engine making 300 hp will get better gas mileage than a bigger engine making the same hp”
Mohammad was illiterate
Whatever car am driving I only turn the key and let the computer take care of the startup sequence for throttle and let it idle for a minute or two while I get stuff in the car etc, idle it out the driveway and take off easy, why hammer your car when it's cold that's just idiotic.
Jeremy Landry
Jeremy Landry 9 months ago
What about turbo cars in canada ?
NorthSideBoys 9 months ago
That Explains why my dad gets 40 MPG and I get 3 MPG when we use my LS3 Firebird with A Texas Speed Cam, LSA Heads, High Ram Air Intake, and a Borg Warner turbo. The more you know
The Great White
The Great White 9 months ago
Scotty, is it a must to cool down a modern turbocharged car after some hard driving? I'm reading alot of mixed opinions on this. How long if so? And usually I'll do some light driving before I turn her off, is that ok to do?
Jason Ding
Jason Ding 9 months ago
That scubaru meme got me so bad.
AlainHubert 9 months ago
Many of those things apply to non-turbo engines also. It all comes down to: properly maintain your engine, and drive moderately and it should last a long time.
SOULTAKU 100% 9 months ago
I have a 2016 Jetta TSI 1.4L S model. It has a 5 speed Manual and runs great. I’m glad to say I abide by these rules. Also, I’ve made 46.3 miles per gallon on the interstate and average 33mpg on the back roads.
Dustin Prescott
Dustin Prescott 10 months ago
He really threw the SUBARU owners under the bus there at the end lol!!!
Moises Radilla
Moises Radilla 10 months ago
That "Scubaru" picture made my day😂
Daniel Nichols
Daniel Nichols 10 months ago
This guy needs a Delorean to take him back to the 90s.
Abubacar Drammeh
Abubacar Drammeh 10 months ago
BMW 335i engine 🤧🤧🤧🤧🤧
Weylin Lafond
Weylin Lafond 10 months ago
Great video!!
TCFT Media
TCFT Media 10 months ago
I honestly don't understand much about turbochargers but, if the engine is using the air from the engine, and the turbo sents it back to the engine, what air comes out of the exhaust, and how?
Finn 10 months ago
Didn’t know they got the T5 in U.S XC70’s My dad has a 2002 XC70 T5, it’s a monster🤘🏼
aymene charaf eddine
aymene charaf eddine 10 months ago
next vid don't even drive your car just buy a Bicycle
Gary Gnu
Gary Gnu 10 months ago
Thanks Scotty for all your good advice 😊
Mark Jackson
Mark Jackson 10 months ago
How can anyone take an individual seriously when they have a garage that looks like a lot bin from storage wars
Enoch Martin
Enoch Martin 10 months ago
Can I put a turbo in my truck if it doesn't have one? Are they expensive?
Parapumbito 10 months ago
Thumbnail: Dont shift your vehicle!!
The English Trucker
The English Trucker 10 months ago
Whats going on with your hands?
OtherSyde 10 months ago
Ironically enough at 1:37, the speedo/tach in the upper left corner is from a Mazda RX8 - a car that you can safely rev to 4,000+ RPM as it warms up (especially if you premix with 2-stroke oil in the gas) but if you put a turbo on it then the engine will probably explode.
Carlos Espinal
Carlos Espinal 10 months ago
So funny this man
Roberto Mundo
Roberto Mundo 10 months ago
I've been running 28lbs of boost through a gt28rs for over 50k miles! Lol no smoke, no problems!
grock89 10 months ago
Peach pits next to the speedometer? That's disgusting..
crby101 10 months ago
occasionally im lucky enough to drive my dads Saab 9-3 aero, when you start it up it idles high for about a minute before dropping just below 1000 where it normally is. my dad always said let it sit until the idle drops, is this manufactured into the car to help you remember to let it warm up, or why does this happen?
crby101 10 months ago
MrNFSlover ah, shows how much I know about cars. Thanks!
MrNFSlover 10 months ago
Its normal with petrol engines. When the engine is really cold theres more fuel injected because when you inject the normal amount of fuel the engine won't keep running
Steven Garrison
Steven Garrison 10 months ago
Scubaru 😂
Morgan Muleh
Morgan Muleh 10 months ago
DONT BUY ONE....simple :)
Skylar Parks
Skylar Parks 10 months ago
super wiseman
super wiseman 10 months ago
gotta love this guy. he's on point and pretty funny
crazygrunt1000 11 months ago
2:01 scotty your leaking oil!!!
David Kearns
David Kearns 11 months ago
Re: Starting up, I just start my car and then get buckled in and whatever other messing about I have to do. Figure that gives the engine time to get ready, In a truck with an oil pressure gauge my method was wait for that to get a reading. We had a Subaru Outback XT 2.5T and it actually had a light on the temperature gauge that went off when it was warm enough and you could not even put it into "Sport Sharp" mode until that light went out.
2002 SAAB 9-5
2002 SAAB 9-5 11 months ago
scotty in my world we call them snails, or choochoo donuts
The Father
The Father 11 months ago
Unless a copper has been driving it. You do a turbo change every year!
Rod Smith
Rod Smith 11 months ago
In other words, don’t buy turbocharged cars.
Claude v. K
Claude v. K 11 months ago
If you drove your turbo hard on a german Autobahn, please cool it down longer than just 30 seconds :-) Personally I drive the last 2 kilometers before my exit with not more than 120kph, if I floored it before and I know I will turn off the engine soon after the exit e.g. just to get fuel. You can also use the exhaust gas temperature at the catalytic converter as an indicator. I don't turn of the egine, if it's hotter than 650°C. This may vary on other cars, but I noted this temperature for my Mazdaspeed 3 as a kind of "save", because it is also is reached on lower loads.
HD Drone 4k
HD Drone 4k 11 months ago
It must be fast, looks like the last owner left his nuts on the dash 🤣
S Rx
S Rx 11 months ago
Are those peach pits under the gauges?
Ro0y62 11 months ago
It’s over engineered part get rid of it !! It only makes you car unreliable Instead get a national aspirated engine powerful as you need.
Shane's Trains
Shane's Trains 11 months ago
If Scotty watched sloppy mechanics, he would lose his mind. 😂
Frank Sz
Frank Sz 11 months ago
Also another tip. Whether you are driving an AT or manual, be at least 2700-3000rpm before you floor it. Don't accelerate from like 1500rpm, you are flooding your engine and the turbo builds the boost much slower from slower rpm and you could end up with detonation from unburned fuel and there goes your entire engine and say goodbye to your car. Also if you are buying a turbocharged car, it requires much more TLC than an naturally aspirated. You have to keep an eye on everything and you have to change spark plugs much more frequently and be mindful what kind of fuel you are putting in. All require top-tier gas, Exxon, Shell, Sunaco, etc. Walmart's brandless fuel, Sam's Club etc.. or something like that will not do any good.
datbrooklynboi83 11 months ago
Naturally aspirated is better
RD Osborne
RD Osborne 11 months ago
Take it easy on the Samsung text tone.
JoHNNY D 11 months ago
Most turbo engine warms up in a min or 2
Cripinub1 11 months ago
If Scott says don’t do it, he’s right
Pumpkin Face
Pumpkin Face 11 months ago
Ein Benzinator
Ein Benzinator 11 months ago
A turbo car has a massive peak torque already at mid RPMs - so no need to rev up your engines more than 3000-4500 EVER 😀 Don't drive it with maximum revs, at it won't fail ... As Scotty explained in another video, idling does not cool your car - you need to drive it rather at speed (let's say 30-60 mph) with low RPMs. And it's best to combine the turbo with an automatic transmission so that it shifts for you reliably to prevent high RPMs at all times.
VTEC 9000RPM Year ago
Oil takes at least 10 - 15 min of driving to get upto temp!. 85 degrees. No need to idle that long after coming to a stop. Just drive low rpms for at least 2 miles before shutting of. Scotty c'mon lol
Gregory Trane
Gregory Trane Year ago
I know turbochargers are popular with auto manufacturers today because of fuel efficiency but I guess I'm old school when it comes to performance and prefer the supercharged engine. No matter how well designed those turbos are they still have some lag when you hit that accelerator most of the time, because they have to spool up. Good review as always.
twanggit Year ago
Thanks for a concise and brief description of Turbo operation. Helped me get a better understanding of them.
volvo Toyota
volvo Toyota Year ago
Scotty a late model Volvo with 197,000 miles? Is it really such a bad car?
christian lail
That scubaru pic ha
S2Kjeffrey Year ago
Good info Scotty but I knew all this 30 years ago when I had my Mazda 323GT turbo. Never had a single problem with it. Drive a turbo car gently until it's warmed up then go full blast. Drive it gently again before shutting it off. This is good practice for all cars anyway.
Daniel Summerville
The notification tone @2:30 had me trippin haha
elusivellama Year ago
He's an Android user? Good.
2 VET Motors
2 VET Motors Year ago
They are fun! Have a 2002 subura wrx just hit 225,000. Doing everything scotty just listed in the video. Turbochargers are a blast just be responsible.
Brian Leo
Brian Leo Year ago
Plastic turbo air pipes;- Jesus!!
Marc Greaves
Marc Greaves Year ago
rev up your turbo advice!
like it is
like it is Year ago
The first thing to do is SELL IT
Mark Howard
Mark Howard Year ago
Us old guys remember the last turbo fad that came and went nearly 30 years ago. I'll avoid turbos like the plague.
Gravemind Year ago
You will avoid having a car that has proper speed as well. Nothing wrong with Turbos I've seen them go over 500,000 miles.
Brilliant as ever ! I have a Saab aero convertible with 2.0 turbo engine petrol Religiously change oil every 5k Fully synthetic Coolant every three years Let car idle for thirty seconds before turning off
M. Tanuz
M. Tanuz Year ago
Thank you👍
Brad C
Brad C Year ago
OMG.. a video that has no slamming of other models.
Michael Green
Michael Green Year ago
Hi Scotty, I have a 2016 Lincoln MKC with the 2.0l EcoBoost engine. I bought it used with about 64,000 miles and at about 65,000 bank 1 sensor 1 o2 sensor went out. I bought Bosch replacement sensors and I replaced both the upstream and downstream sensors since you usually replace in pairs. Now to my issue, I was getting 18.6 or so mpg before the sensor went out and now I'm lucky if I get 15 to 15.5 mpg. Any suggestions on how to increase my mpg?
rurales de culiacán
Hi if i were you, I would install the oem o2 sensors, on this case motorcraft and may have better results, Bosh are made for German cars, hope it helps.
Lil Ant
Lil Ant Year ago
Next video, why you shouldn’t buy a turbocharger car 😂
sigint99 Year ago
This advice is really not correct anymore. Modern turbo-charged engines (except boxers) can be driven like a normally aspirated one with no need to warm up the engine or idle x amount of seconds before switching off the ignition. The biggest issue with a turbo charged engines longevity is not to rev the guts out of it and get it serviced exactly as specified in the vehicle logbook.
Jose Cortez
Jose Cortez Year ago
I use high mileage full synthetic on my beach cruiser.
Daniel Banuelos
I'm doing an oil change now.
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