Date Registered: 10-2011
Location: Darwin, NT
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Secondly, i probably wouldn't doubt that timers are illegal, but until someone posts up a copy from the relevant legislative Act to prove it, people are going to keep arguing about it. Further to this, i could safely say there won't be turbo timer police patrolling local shopping centres looking for unoccupied running cars. Now, or in the near future.
I also don't know why comments are made about car theft with a timer running? if the wiring is spliced into the handbrake, it can't be taken. handbrake down, engine cuts off. If thieves want your car, a timer is irrelevant.
Whitey, Australian Design rule 25 requires that the engine must only be able to run when the ignition switch is in the "on" position. The rule goes on to read, verbatim from the Comlaw website:
25.1. FUNCTIONS OF LOCK POSITIONS
25.1.1. An “engine on” position shall permit the normal functioning of the engine.
25.1.2. An “engine off” position shall prevent normal functioning of the engine.
25.1.3. An “anti-theft” position shall prevent normal functioning of the engine and also inhibit unauthorised use of the vehicle.
25.2. DESIGN OF LOCK
25.2.1. The lock shall be a 5 or more tumbler lock or other lock of ‘Approved' type giving equivalent protection. The probability of the key operating the lock of another vehicle in the same model range shall be not greater than one in one thousand.
25.2.2. The lock shall provide for at least the functions nominated in Section 25.1
25.2.3. It shall not be possible to adjust the lock from the “engine on” position to the “anti-theft” position without passing through the "engine off” position
25.2.4. When the key is removed the lock shall be in the “anti-theft" position
25.2.5. With the lock in the ”anti-theft" position it shall be impossible either to steer the vehicle, or to engage the forward drive gears, or to release a brake, without removal or destruction of the device.
25.2.6. Where the requirements of Clause 25.2.5 are met by a device which prevents steering of the vehicle, the following additional requirements shall apply:
22.214.171.124. It shall not be possible to adjust the lock from the “engine on” position to the "anti-theft" position by a single rotary or linear motion of the key.
126.96.36.199. Where the design of the lock to achieve the requirements of Clause 188.8.131.52 embodies 2 or more separate rotary movements of the locking device, adjustment from the “engine off” position to the “anti-theft” position must require either:
184.108.40.206.1. a design linear axial movement of the key of not less than 2 mm; or
220.127.116.11.2. actuation of an additional blocking device separately controlled. The gear selector may constitute such a blocking device.
It is the above design rule that makes turbo timers illegal, because the engine is still running with the ignition switch in the "anti theft" position.
South Australian vehicle registration website also states that turbo timers are not to be fitted to vehicles manufactured after 1 January 1972. I haven't checked other states but I suspect they are all the same.
Sorry mate, you can fit one if you want (personally I think with this particular turbocharger you're wasting your time), but they are, by the letter of the law, illegal and if discovered in a rego check you won't pass.
Last edited by Exywarrior, 21/Jul/2015, 6:54 pm
2011 Series 4 T31 TL Auto - Twilight, factory towbar, factory mats, tinting, Cooper CS5s, cathodic protection, paint protection, yada yada...and no Provent
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