Idle Tech’s timer/delay can lower costs

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Idle Tech says its electronic idle timer/delay can be preset to engine manufacturers’ idler downtime. A turbocharger spins at 50-90k RPM and runs off of hot exhaust gases that can reach temperatures of 1300-plus degrees Fahrenheit.

According to the company, idling your vehicle for 3-5 minutes after use can prevent serious heat damage to your turbo’s heat sensitive bearings and seals, according to the company, and also can prevent “cooking” of engine oil, which can cause catastrophic turbo failure.

Idle Tech’s remote timer module can be hidden from sight, while the set/cancel switch is designed to complement the dash. The device’s integral anti-theft circuitry is engineered to prevent the timer from being reset. Idle Tech says other benefits include proper engine shutdown and reductions in fuel consumption and paid time for drivers.

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