5 Things You Should Never Do in a Turbocharged Car

Scotty Kilmer
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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 Month ago
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Roman P
Roman P 18 days 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
Srdjan Krajcer 22 days ago
You should build it if you ask me 😂
name badpolicy
name badpolicy 23 days ago
Just swap in the 3sgte - thats what I always wanted to do with my celica!!
James M
James M Month ago
It would be an endless money pit
BeatzyFN Month ago
yeah but it would be coolnif you would make a sport build, change intercooler, build engine, put a turbo, make it straight piped
VTEC TURBO 16 hours 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
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 Day ago
Thanks for a concise and brief description of Turbo operation. Helped me get a better understanding of them.
volvo Toyota
volvo Toyota 2 days ago
Scotty a late model Volvo with 197,000 miles? Is it really such a bad car?
christian lail
christian lail 3 days ago
That scubaru pic ha
S2Kjeffrey 5 days 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 5 days ago
He's an Android user? Good.
2 VET Motors
2 VET Motors 6 days 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 6 days ago
Plastic turbo air pipes;- Jesus!!
M G 9 days ago
rev up your turbo advice!
like it is
like it is 10 days ago
The first thing to do is SELL IT
Mark Howard
Mark Howard 13 days 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 11 days 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.
guitarlover302 13 days ago
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 13 days ago
Thank you👍
Brad C
Brad C 13 days ago
OMG.. a video that has no slamming of other models.
Michael Green
Michael Green 14 days 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 14 days ago
Next video, why you shouldn’t buy a turbocharger car 😂
sigint99 17 days 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 17 days ago
I use high mileage full synthetic on my beach cruiser.
Daniel Banuelos
Daniel Banuelos 18 days ago
I'm doing an oil change now.
Matthew Snyders
Matthew Snyders 18 days ago
Excellent Turbo maintenance information. Educational. If only "most people" liked to learn about their vehicle, they may get a longer life out of their engines. Thanks again for another great video.
TB1 19 days ago
All good tips. Speaking my language. I have 2 90s twin turbo cars..I love. They run great and I follow all the steps to maintain. But not looking forward to anything breaking some day. Fingers crossed.
TIMOTHY WRENN 19 days ago
don't use cheap oil! spend extra $$$ for the best oil!
mikie scotella
mikie scotella 20 days ago
Can you turbo charge any car
Michael Lowe
Michael Lowe 20 days ago
Tip 1 dont make a turbo 4 cylinder the only engine option in your latest vehicle, especially of its a truck, FORD!!!
John Schnellbach
John Schnellbach 20 days ago
It seems like every new vehicle today is turbocharged. This is required viewing
Dan Zafar
Dan Zafar 20 days ago
I absolutely love this channel. Thank you Scotty.
Tuned GTI
Tuned GTI 20 days ago
Boost Kicked In!!!!
DJBATMANGOLD 22 days ago
Am I the only person that heard a phone notification at 2:30? And it sounded like a Samsung Galaxy.
Jbmorris289 21 day ago
General Zirkobi
General Zirkobi 25 days ago
Volvo's. The best of all cars
Travis Button
Travis Button 27 days ago
Good advice I just bought a 19 Fiesta ST with the 1.6 turbo
Rafael Luis Figueroa
Just install a turbo timer! Easy life!
Vado Camora
Vado Camora 28 days ago
Rev up Your turbo after 10sec. Thx
Bill Carroll
Bill Carroll 28 days ago
Hi Scotty I love your channel, really great content! It would be great to see you collaborate with Sarah-n-Tuned for a video. You two would be a hoot together!
Kolton McCallister
Kolton McCallister 28 days ago
Scotty, is a turbo with ceramic bearings possible to circumvent the need for oil? Or rather so much oil? Maybe ceramic bearings would keep it safer for the short time it takes the oil to heat up? Also, great video. That heat built up in turbos will carbonize inside the turbo if you stop the oil flow. It'll literally turn to crusties in your turbo. Glad you included cool down times, a lot of people don't.
RzVids 28 days ago
Isn’t a Turbocharger just a fancy EGR Valve?
Hugo Boss
Hugo Boss 28 days ago
What kind of oil would I have to use for a Subaru wrx 2005?
Mario Horvat
Mario Horvat 28 days ago
I get 35mpg no matter how much i rev it. :D
R0bstez 28 days ago
You must always floor a turbo charged engine every now and then (i do it every time i use the car at least once). Other wise the Turbo will get clogged up!
Gamer007 29 days ago
I have the 2.7l f150, I was testing oil changes various mileages, 4700 miles turned oil too dark. I now change around 3000-3700 miles. Yes it seems early, but after oil comparisons I find it better to switch before it gets too bad... I do find that changing the oil at less than 4000 I notice a change in performance after each oil change. Seems to be like premium gas effect...not all cars change performance based on fuel, but some have noticeable gains. F150 works as claimed using higher grade fuel when towing or at altitude.
raymae60 29 days ago
Does any or all of this apply to my 2016 F150 3.5 EcoBoost? It has two tiny gadgets called turbos, which I believe are on-demand, electrically powered? I know that you know. I want it to make it to 200k without high repair bills.
Wojciech Suchodolski
5 mins to full power? i would say at least 15 to 20 ;/
Josh 18 days ago
Ha no way. By that time your engine is heat soaked and you'll be at about 75% power either way.
Russell Marsh
Russell Marsh 29 days ago
Lemme summarize, "Celica, 51 years, more than 100,000 miles, rev your engines, yell, turbo, 51 years, looking somewhere else, horse laughing, ring that bell *ding" (random background noise, say, a cell phone notification)
ncrdisabled Submarine vet
my 1991 toyota has 1 and the car has 370k miles and runs great,
GL2330 Month ago
i'm amazed that the same person who puts disgusting peach pits on their dash at 0:23 takes care of the turbo!
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Scotty is like my No-It-All Little Brother.... Always right I hate that kid
Vinnie DellaSperanza
peach pits in front of the gauge cluster on that volvo ?!?! I kept waiting for Scotty to tell me they were to key to a long lasting turbo !!!!
ana Thediftofz
ana Thediftofz Month ago
I’ve watch many of your videos and have Come to the conclusion you may have Missed your calling. You should of been A conductor for some huge orchestra.
Foodie Guy
Foodie Guy Month ago
Thanks Scotty for posting this video. I have a Chevy 2012 Cruze with the turbocharged engine. It hesitates when I step on the gas. Sometimes, it does not accelerate at all which is real dangerous when I am merging with traffic. I brought it into the dealership. I told them about it but all they said was it needing a new turbocharger and intercooler because it came back with an under boost code. After they replaced it, it still has issues with hesitation, especially when it's hot outside, usually above 80 degrees. It can get to be over 90 or a 100 around here, so I dread merging onto the freeway. After watching this video, I plan on replacing the synthetic oil over 5000 miles and letting the engine warm up 10 seconds, I hope this will solve the issue with the hesitation. The dealer cant seem to solve it. Im no mechanic so I rely on car guys for advice and fixing my car. The car is great, when it doesn't hesitate or have rough idling that shakes the whole car. I'm considering buy a Corolla or Camry after watching your videos about how great Toyotas are.
Jackson Riecken
Jackson Riecken Month ago
Volvos are the best!
Mike Castellon
Mike Castellon Month ago
Scotty...Toyota should offer to give u a new Toyota in exchange for your 1994 celica. They could put it in a touring exhibit at yota dealerships and people would flock to see your oh so famous celica. I know I’d go anywhere to see it. Does anyone else out there think this is a good idea?
Man of Steele
Man of Steele Month ago
NEVER do a jobby in a turbocharged car. NEVER.
heatchamps2011 Month ago
I got two small turbos . Once they go. Time for a big boy snail 🐌
Alex Janssens
Alex Janssens Month ago
Lugging. It will ruin your car definity
Leax flame
Leax flame Month ago
How about one on maintaining a supercharger and/or how it’s different than a turbo.
Matthew Johnson
Matthew Johnson Month ago
Wow, 197k is impressive! One reason I chose not to buy a Subaru Legacy GT in 2007 was concern over turbocharger longevity. I went with a Legacy 2.5i Limited, which I still have today with 155k miles. The naturally aspirated boxer has done pretty well, though it ate its original head gaskets by 90k miles.
Kev Steeze
Kev Steeze Month ago
Scotty i swear you da best man.. i was thinking of trading my 2010 V6 mustang for a 2015 EcoBoost and watching this video definitely help me understand turbos better thanks alot .. your work is gold
Mete Can Karahasan
@00:21: Dusty dash, 2 peach seeds.
Good thing I always let it warm up and cool off every time. 👌🏽
Connor Cavalier
Connor Cavalier Month ago
Since I’m no mechanic can somebody tell me if this applies to a Turbo Diesel powered truck the same? Or are those completely different??
Jerry Gs-R
Jerry Gs-R Month ago
Good video . Straight damn wisdom . Dispite with the haters say scotty . Now turbo the celica sir
bongothaplant Month ago
* points to shift knob * D O N T
suavepoipoi Month ago
Make sense. Thank you very much for this intel.
Steven Rhodes
Steven Rhodes Month ago
What you're saying about giving the engine a few seconds to establish oil circulation and giving it a few miles to warm up before pushing things is sound advise regardless of whether the engine is turbocharged or not.
Big Pol
Big Pol Month ago
Why would you store peach pits in your instrument cluster
Clem Newton
Clem Newton Month ago
People are amazing can spend tons of money on lunch but change the oil nope and they wonder why there stuff does not last
Andrew Casper
Andrew Casper Month ago
Only thing I would change is oil change interval.. 4-5k miles never more than that the turbo just cooks the oil!!
Mark Durl
Mark Durl Month ago
another thing that you shouldnt do with a turbocharged car, run it on cheap fuel
Dan Myself
Dan Myself Month ago
ancient technology , lol
Godzukidan Month ago
Don't rev up your engine untill the oil has some heat. 😎🔧🔩🚘
Dmetal#1 Month ago
It's great when your neighbors redline there engine thinking that's going to fix an issue!
manvindar singh
manvindar singh Month ago
Does this car belongs to an Indian owner?
RW-RW-RW Month ago
There were aftermarket remote starters that would delay engine shut off a few minutes for turbocharged engines to allow the system cool down while parked/idling. I don't know if they're still being utilized.
joe vrabel
joe vrabel Month ago
You need to clean the garage big time!
johnnybyup Month ago
Does this apply to diesel engines, like a VW golf TDI? Would getting a more efficient intake help with longevity? Great video, thanks
Badgermoon 26 days ago
If your diesel has a turbo, then yes absolutely. I have a class 8 truck (18 wheeler) and I idle it for about 3 minutes before shutting it down. Cars may not need as long to cool the turbo though, not sure, but some idle time is essential.
M Medley
M Medley Month ago
WOWW...thanks Scotty! This answers questions, as well as concerns Iv'e had with my Volvo S80. I wondered why it ran so hot, and the oil would be so dirty in the allotted time frame. Unfortunately, I just had the oil changed last week and I used Semi-synthetic. Ill be moving up to full Synthetic next change though. Now if I can get it to stop shuttering occasionally ill be set!
Stanley Williams
Never was a fan of forced induction. All of that extra plumbing...just more stuff that can go wrong. I'll stick with a naturally aspirated engine.
Chrisnas1 Month ago
Well some turbos have turbo timers.
Definitely useful information from a 51-year mechanic. Gonna keep all these in mind and gonna pound it into my head with my 2016 Tucson with the 1.6T.
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