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Old 21 January 2018, 07:48 PM   #1
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Hi all. Had my hawk a few months now and its my first subaru first turbo first forged engine ect.
Am i being too caring for it or doing the right thing by not using any boost untill the engine is fully warm.
Before i fitted gauges i never took it over 3krpm for a good 10 min after the temp gauge went to normal.since i put gauges in i dont go over 3k rpm till the oil temp is 90c.
The thing is i only do about 10miles each way to work so its only gets fully warm about half a mile away from work and hardly ever sees boost.
Am i doing the right thing or will a little bit of boost help with warm up times.
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Old 21 January 2018, 09:07 PM   #2
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I wonder this too i give it a little boost when my oil is 70c about half boost at 80 full boost at 88 just too warm up faster. If I drive off boost when not in traffic my oil stays just below 90, after hard use it gets up to about 112c
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Old 24 January 2018, 12:09 PM   #3
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a little bit of boost (and I mean a tickle) when the oil temp is at a reasonable level will be ok, cold weather this time of year doesnt help the engine get warm though
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Old 25 January 2018, 02:28 AM   #4
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Hi all. Had my hawk a few months now and its my first subaru first turbo first forged engine ect.
Am i being too caring for it or doing the right thing by not using any boost untill the engine is fully warm.
Before i fitted gauges i never took it over 3krpm for a good 10 min after the temp gauge went to normal.since i put gauges in i dont go over 3k rpm till the oil temp is 90c.
The thing is i only do about 10miles each way to work so its only gets fully warm about half a mile away from work and hardly ever sees boost.
Am i doing the right thing or will a little bit of boost help with warm up times.
10 years and 80000 miles of doing just this has stood me ok
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Old 25 January 2018, 11:37 AM   #5
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9 and half miles to get to temp?
I have temp in 2 miles
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Old 25 January 2018, 11:42 AM   #6
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Oil up to temp in 2 miles?
Water temp goes to normal after that long oil on the other hand does not.
Do you have an oil temp gauge. Dont go off the temp on your dash thats just water temp.
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Old 25 January 2018, 02:27 PM   #7
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ok, 3.4 miles according to google maps, but yes oil temp
the car doesn't get babied, not abused but not babied , 130k and still going strong
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Clocked it this am and its 7miles to work. So about 6.5 to warm up. It gets to 70c pretty quick but the last 20c takes ages
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90 degrees C oil temp and thats when you give it boost ?
Sheesh man that is paranoid lol

40-50 degrees is ok
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