One of the most common turbo myths is that running boost will damage your engine over time. Again, it all comes down to design. Any improperly designed motor setup, whether it’s due to bad ECU programming, not enough fuel delivery or improperly timed spark, will have a negative effect on a vehicle. However, a properly implemented turbo pushing enough PSI through a motor to produce respectable levels of power won’t strain a motor any more than idling in traffic will. OEM manufacturers, faced with the need to offer years of warranty protection on their new cars, have tested their turbo systems in the most extreme conditions possible before delivering them to the showroom floor.