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83' 280ZXT Greddy turbo timer install.. HELP!!

Old 01-18-2008, 05:51 PM
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83' 280ZXT Greddy turbo timer install.. HELP!!

ok... so i have the greddy turbo timer i bought off ebay and also the splice harness for the ignition. so the 3 wire and 4 wire connectors won't hook up... there is a 3-to-4 wire power harness the the manual on-line i found shows. i can't find this anywhere!! there are also 3 wires that have connectors that are comming off of the greddy splice connector... are these used for anything... the greddy manual doesn't even show these. also what about the speed sensor and park brake sensor connector and harness... where can i get these things and what are the 3 seperate wires for on the greddy splice harness? i had a problem connecting the greddy splice wire to the stock ignition connector but i figured out why the connectors didn't fit was because the stock one has some plastic cast on the outer side edges of the connector which block it from connecting. Thanks!
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:42 PM
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What do you need a turbo timer for? All you need to do is drive your car for about two minutes after running it hard. If you haven't run it hard, all you have to do is park it and turn it off... I've never understood the purpose of these...
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:53 PM
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it's a cool mod and i like all kinds of gizmos and gadgets and gauges.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:21 PM
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It's not really a "mod." It doesn't make the car faster... or give it more power. All it does is allow your turbo to spin down and cool off if you don't have the patience to wait a sec before turning it off.

Like L-Dub said... just drive easy for the last block or two before turning off the car.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:27 PM
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i never have time. it's just easier this way plus... it's not stock therefore a mod... modification lol
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by DriftZ83
it's not stock therefore a mod... modification lol

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Old 01-18-2008, 08:45 PM
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hahahaha c'mon mine burns more that rice! lol i just don't want to have to sit and wait for it and i don't want to walk around and leave my car unattended with the keys in it. i drift it hard and i drive on city streets just as hard... all the time. i drive the hell out of it lol.
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Old 01-18-2008, 10:30 PM
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dont do turbo timers. it makes the car look bad for potential buyers, and i just dont trust that **** to turn off my car. id much rather stand by it. pick up smoking, that way you idle the car smoke next to it when the cig is done the car is done!
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:22 PM
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It's too hard to drive easily down the street on your way home?

I agree with snw on the potential buyer thing, I mean if you have no intention to resell, but I told someone else that and they said no that's good, it shows that the turbos are preserved. I said it just shows how much they probably beat on the car
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:03 AM
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i dont know about the whole potential buyer thing, but if im just running into the quickie mart for a couple minutes its pretty nice to have something other then the key in the ignition keeping the car running, a turbo timer is more of a convenience thing, but most new turbo timers can do more then keep your car running.
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Old 01-19-2008, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by DriftZ83
it's a ricey gimmic and i like all kinds of gizmos and gadgets and gauges.
FTFY!

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Old 01-19-2008, 07:00 AM
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Usually with the general way I drive, my oil temp never even moves up on the gauge, so I don't have to worry about it too much.
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yeah, but it never hurts.
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Old 01-19-2008, 09:50 AM
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I have a Greddy turbo timer... been sitting in my garage for 5 years now. I yanked it from my 924 turbo I had, thinking it was soooo cool. It's so cool that it sits in the bottom of my electronics box.
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ill take that off your hands for teh price of shipping nismo !
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:22 PM
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um.. does the blue wire in the 4 wire connector off of the turbo timer connect to the yellow wire in the 3 wire connector of the greddy ignition harness? i'm try'n to just run my own wires.. cause i don't have the middle power harness.... red goes to red.... green goes to green... black goes to ground but the only logical thing is yellow to blue? is that right?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:25 PM
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What model turbo timer do you have? And what's the link to the online manual you said you had?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:34 PM
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this is what it is http://www.turbotimerstore.com/produ...&cat=22&page=1
and this is the manual
http://www.fd3s.net/greddy_turbo_timer_manual.html
i have the harness that splices into the ignition.... that has a 3 wire connector and the turbo timer has a 4 wire connector. there is a power wire that goes in between that i can't find so i was just going to run the wires myself. what do you think?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:53 PM
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So the other side of the harness doesn't have the same color wires as the turbo timer? You sure it's the connector for that exact model? And here's the REAL Greddy install manual: http://www.greddy.com/img/PHP/products/pdf/685.pdf

Heat Rave R has a turbo timer on his zxt... might want to PM him & ask how he installed his.
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Old 01-19-2008, 07:00 PM
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it says it's for a 280sx 81-83... but w/e. did you see the power harness in between... cause it does say 3 wire and 4 wire connector difference..... so 3 wires need to match and the 4th is a ground... so red to red green to green.. black to ground and the only 2 left are the blue and yellow.... the'll have to connect cause the connector would connect them so i'm think'n i might try it and see.
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