This is part of the Bogaard range of turbo timers designed for quick and simple installation into specific vehicles. This timer is specifically for the following:
- Toyota Hilux - August 1997 - February 2005 3.0 litre normally aspirated
- Toyota Landcruiser 100 series including Sahara 2003 and GXL 5 speed automatic
- Toyota Prado Diesel 1996 - September 2006, 90 series and 120 series.
This model is manufactured to suit the ignition and accessory circuits of these Toyota models and is supplied with the connectors to match those on the ignition harness of the vehicle. It is important that the correct timer is used - if this is not your model of vehicle, ask us if there is a plug in model produced. If not, the universal model with fit all electronic engines and it is a wire in version not plug in.
Installation instructions will be provided. The turbo timer itself is relatively simple to fit. There's a plug between the main vehicle wiring harness and ignition switch near to or on the back of the ignition switch. This plug is simply unplugged and the turbo timer is supplied with male and female plugs that would go into either side of the ignition switch plug.
A black wire leaves the turbo timer unit and has an eyelet attached. This has to be grounded to a good solid metal earth connection. There will be a bolt or screw that this can be attached to in the vicinity. This is all that's needed for the basic operation of the turbo timer.
However, the turbo timer does come with an additional feature, which is a hand brake safety feature that only allows the turbo timer to work when the hand brake is applied. If you want this feature, the green wire will have to be extended and connected to the park brake warning light circuitry. This is not such an easy job and should probably be done by an auto electrician or someone with a fairly good understanding of vehicle electrics. However, if the green wire is joined to the black wire or grounded to the vehicle earth, the turbo timer will work normally regardless of whether the hand brake is applied or not.
Idle down times: 30 sec, 1 min, 2 mins, 3 mins, 4 mins, 5 mins.
Note: the turbo timer will not operate until the engine has been on for around 30 seconds so the engine can be shut down immediately if there's a problem upon start up.
Bogaard turbo timers:
push button idle time selection
instant push button cancel and stop
sealed control module membrane to reduce dust and moisture
parking brake connection to allow turbo timer to operate only when park brake is applied.
lockable preferred idle period to prevent operator from changing selections
2 year warranty
Why install a turbo timer?
Without one, at switch-off, Turbo temperature is high & lubrication to the bearings stops instantly. Unless special precautions are taken, this may result in thermal distortions, the varnishing of oil on the shaft and bearings and premature Turbo failure.
It is recommended thatengines be idled for a few minutes to allow the Turbocharger to slow down, cool and normalise while maintaining a flow of fresh engine oil to its bearings. This routine, if followed at every switch-off, will extend Turbo life and significantly reduce the likelihood of premature Turbocharger failure.
You can sit and try to remember to do it yourself, or you can fit a turbo timer that will do it for you. Many thousands are fitted to all types of vehicles; cars, 4WD's, trucks,tractors & lawnmowers. Bogaard Turbo Timers are inexpensive, foolproof & fail-safe.
Watercooling of turbochargers does not remove the need to idle down.
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