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How to take care of your Turbo

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by TundraWorkHorse, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Feb 11, 2024 at 2:05 PM
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    TundraWorkHorse

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    Very informative video .

     
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  2. Feb 11, 2024 at 2:19 PM
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    Save me the wasted 1/2 hour of listening to some speech. What's on it?
     
  3. Feb 11, 2024 at 2:48 PM
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    Nothing we don't know already and some other BS. He makes me laugh some times. Turbocharged engines are design to the max by default, LOL. Go tell that to the Honda guys with the new turbo engines Honda is putting out. I like this guy but sometimes he's just like Scotty, little bit over the top.
     
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  4. Feb 11, 2024 at 3:04 PM
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    Change your oil every 5k or 6 months and don’t dog the shit out of your tundra it’s a turbo truck not a race car..
     
  5. Feb 11, 2024 at 9:09 PM
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    How can you not like the car care nut???
     
  6. Feb 11, 2024 at 9:19 PM
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    Warm up a couple mins before you get on it (standard for any motor). If you pull over right after being in boost, like side of the fwy, Mtn driving or a rest stop, let it sit and idle a couple mins to allow turbos to cool. They spin down almost immediately but if still hot can cook the oil in the bearings if the oil pump (engine) is shut down. Besides OCI mentioned above check oil level more frequently than a non turbo engine. Later in life some oil can get by the bearing seals and be burnt. From my own experience with turbo cars and a bike, even a slightly dirty air filter will affect performance. Clean or change often.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2024 at 9:38 PM
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    Good video. Only thing I disagree with is the RPM turbos spin at. 25k? Not even close. Most turbos are spinning at 80k RPM at idle and over 150k rpm at full boost/engine output.
     
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  8. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:53 AM
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    After 20 years driving turbo diesels. Turbos are air suckers so keep filter clean and only use OEM ones. Monitor coolant levels because EGR systems can be complex, fickle beasts and coolant levels are the most obvious sign of problems. Other than that maintain and drive it like you own it and you are good.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2024 at 4:56 AM
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    Warm up sure, but the cooldown idles for turbos are pretty well a thing of the past. Modern turbo engines keep circulating coolant to cool the turbos. Unless Toyota went with an old style, the cooldown happens whether you idle it or not.
     
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  10. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:14 AM
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    since the tundra engine is an air to water cooler, outside of extreme drive cycle or short heavy drive cycle, the engine will circulate the electric pumps to cool the turbo's
     
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  11. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:17 AM
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    Driver seat side panel will crack. Almost instantly. And wind noise, yes.
     
  12. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:18 AM
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    Bearings still will cook. Let any engine idle after good load. All of them have piston rings that love to cook.
     
  13. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:34 AM
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    Ever hear all the little sounds after you shut a vehicle off? That is it taking care of itself shutting things down and prepping for the next trip. I don't even think most owners manuals advise warmups anymore. Computer control has negated a lot of those old rules of thumb that dad shared with you in the 80s or 90s.
     
  14. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:36 AM
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    I tell the wife to at least let the starter stop spinning before putting it in gear....
     
  15. Feb 12, 2024 at 5:37 AM
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    what is really irritating is the truck will auto shut off sometimes before I want to...guess it knows better than we do...that said a reasonable warm up and cool down make sense to increase engine life and turbo life
     
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    I think AMD is a good mechanic and gives good advice (often to the point of being overly obsessive, hence the name car care nut)

    However he is no longer a master tech at a dealership, so he's not working on the new cars for a long time. The cars he works on now, he worked on as new when he was a dealer tech. That means he's no longer going to have that experience dealing with the first years issues and common problems that get taken care of under warranty. It may be even another year or two before a 3rd gen tundra rolls into his shop for anything other than routine maintenance.
     
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    What happened? A hummingbird hit the bed? Toyota had to add bird deterrent decals, the sheet metal is so thin that poor birds see it through!
     
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    Ha! She just did it two minutes ago. I heard the car start and immediately the RPMs dropped from the high idle when she put it in gear. I think I would need a super slo-mo camera to catch the movement of her hand from the starter button to the shifter....
     
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    "I don't see anything. What are we looking at?" (c)
     
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    “I want the helpful info but don’t want to ‘waste’ my own half hour to get it.” Lol:angrygirl:
     
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    Right in front of the tire. Covered in mud. I don't think it came like that from Toyota as an added feature. Euro did that add-on, I think its a mud guard. Or it was the aftermath of the hummingbird
     
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    Frankly, the shift from articles to 30 minute Youtube videos for monetization has been a detriment to the share of information on the internet.

    I don't have 30 minutes to spend watching some guy talk about turbos. What are his credentials? Why should anyone give a shit? You know how many videos I've watched where someone linked something and it turned out the dude never even reached a conclusion?

    My truck is going to truck regardless of what his video says, and I'm sure his point can be summarized in 1-2 sentences (if he even has one)

    Fuck that guy.
     
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    "Fscking cool down your any engine after any significant load"
     
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    Yeah. It's not just info anymore; it's infotainment. If you want the info but don't want to watch the entire video, use the chapters he includes to find the info you want.

    "I want that info without him getting the $0.0003 from me clicking on it; please just tell me what's in the video" is hilarious to me. How butthurt must someone be over the video length or the creator's success that they won't simply click and skim the chapters themselves?
    He is extremely credentialed and seems like a genuinely nice guy who is obsessed with making vehicles last as long as possible. His videos are in-depth and never clickbait. And that's exactly why he's creeping up on 1M subs. People care to hear what he has to say.

    You are well aware that a vehicle is the largest depreciating asset that people purchase in their lifetimes. Making it last as long as possible is in LOTS of people's best interest. Part of his success is because that culture already exists around Toyota/Lexus. If his channel focused on making Dodge vehicles last as long as possible, I don't think he'd have nearly the following he does.
    Yeah, there's a TON of noise on YouTube. Sure. When I see a thumbnail of a truck off-roading with a title that suggests they're going to put the truck through its paces, but then the entire video is just a walk-around, I make a note of the channel name and never click on their stuff again. I'll even click the three dots on the right side of the title and click "not interested" when their videos show up in my feed. Easiest way to solve that problem.
     
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    Speaking of which, when you dropping your next video? I need more quality cinematography to enjoy.
     
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    I'm not sure what he could really say about the engine bearing failures.

    He doesn't have one in his shop to take apart and diagnose, so what's the point to discuss hearsay from the forums
     
  27. Feb 12, 2024 at 8:42 AM
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    I don’t even like to shift out of Park until the start up advance timing routine is done when the clatter stops and idle drops. I feel like it’s rough on the driveline at that high idle.
     
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    thanks for pointing that out, I didnt know that
     
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    The clatter is the direct injection to help the cat converters get nice and toasty for emissions.
    Car.nut guy has a video on it.
     
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    Agree. It’s probably both. I don’t remember the degree specs but a Jag, BMW, Rover senior mech in the family told me about the huge advance in timing to light the converters off for that first 20 secs or so. Hate that sound!! Like lifter failure - lol
     
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