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Turbo Maintenance

mikesidmikesid Posts: 28
edited July 2016 in Kia
I'm thinking about getting a 2016 SX. A friend of mine told me that because it's turbo when you start it you have to wait a minute before driving and before shutting it down you have to wait a minute before turning it off.

I was trying to do some research here and Google and I did find that older model cars (no mention of KIA) needed this. But I can't seem to find any info regarding the 2016 KIA SX specifically.

thank you.

Comments

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    No, not on modern turbos. The only time I would suggest a cool down period is after a very hard pull and a fast shut down----like in a drag race, or when you've been flying down the highway at 90 mph and suddenly get pulled over by the cops, or exit right into a gas station, or when you've been pulling a trailer to the top of a mountain and then pull into the rest stop at the top-----In those somewhat extreme cases, you don't want to shut the engine off immediately.

    But for normal driving, you don't have to do anything.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 131,192
    Which Kia model is this? SX is a trim line, not a model.

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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Optima?
  • mikesidmikesid Posts: 28
    Oh yes. Sorry about that. Kia Optima.
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