From what I know, that turbo timer is not necassary. This is just one of the posts I found on it from the administrator.
According to all of my research, the turbo timer is a waste of hard earned $$$. The WRX has oil pressure that is high enough to cool the turbo sufficiently. Of coarse, there are acceptions to every rule. If you are running stock, then you should be safe, but if you are doing hot laps at the drag strip and doing several consecutive runs and then immediately shutting your engine off, you might be in trouble. On the whole, you should be safe with a stock setup and if you are nervous about it, drive hard and then take a spin around the block taking it pretty easy before you shut the engine off.
The turbo's in our cars are water cooled, and are sufficiently cooled unless swapped out.
So, I hope you kept the receipt, or...wait...who said Ebay?
Also, isn't a dyno tune better than a reflash? They customize a map to your car when they do that. A tune is a great inexpensive way to get good safe gains.
Last edited by Chase; 06-15-2008 at 02:47 AM.