Our car has a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine - should we leave the engine running after driving?

We have an Audi A1 with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. Do we have to leave the engine running after a 30-mile drive to settle the oil?

Asked on 13 January 2018 by Peter

Answered by Honest John
Not to 'settle' the oil. To prevent it from burning in the turbo or the turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes. Idle the engine for a minute or two before you switch off (don't worry if it switches off by itself). You normally only need to do this after a long ascent, after towing, after constant speed on the motorway or after ragging the car cross country. Not after normal suburban use.
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