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Here's the deal. Without that turbo, going to the store and back would take as much time as going by horse and buggy. The big trucks I drove have a huge inline-6 that is turbocharged. One night a hose band broke and the big air channel hose slipped off the turbo. Talk about loss of power --- that truck wouldn't get out of its own way! The best I could do all the remaining 20 mi. to the truck stop was 45 mph! So, you can imagine what a sick dog that Equinox would be with that Minnie Mouse 4-banger 1.5L and no turbo. So yeah, I'll huff.Well now....your car, your choice. Is there an article saying the idle trick hurts a turbo? I have personally solved any potential problem by not buying a "huffer" engine. A complication I prefer to avoid.
(edit) Confession..did not read the article. They wanted me to either subscribe or delete adblocker.