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Old 04-30-2011, 11:21 PM   #21
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I don't think it matters. The oil is moving as soon as you turn that starter.
Of course it matters. I mean, in a sence that you wouldnt want to beat on your engine (or anything mechanical) while its completely cold.
Metal changes once its warmed. You dont ever want to redline your engine as soon as you start it or you stand the chance of causing damage. Just like race cars doing warm up and cool down laps.....gotta give all the moving parts a chance to either warm up or cool down.

Next time its 30* outside, start your truck and immediately stand on the throttle in 1st gear until it redlines. Do that for a season or two and see if you dont break something like a piston ring or valvetrain parts
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Old 04-30-2011, 11:28 PM   #22
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Redlining your engine when its cold and backing out of your drive way are two completely different things. Yea your engine is cold and when it heats up it will expand but its all aluminum and it all expands at the same rate! When it comes to redlining it, i bet it will do a lot less damage then you think. When you start your engine its still compressing air and burning it in the exact same 4 stroke 5 cycle procedure it does when your at redline. The only difference is its doing it faster. As long as the bearings, cylinder walls, and cams have the proper lube needed its not hurting anything. At least thats my opinion...
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:35 AM   #24
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I have read articles saying that as long as you wait 30 seconds or so (to get the oil moving) you can drive off without any extra wear on the engine. I have also read that letting a engine warm actually shortens its life span. What do you think?
I wait just long enough to let the RPMs drop down to normal idle - 15-20 seconds, then go. Oil is already moving once it starts, my problem is not wanting to slam it into gear at a higher RPM. Over time it adds to the wear factor.
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Old 05-01-2011, 05:53 AM   #25
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In the owners manual for the 2nd gen. trucks it actually tells u not to warm it up...(yes i actually read the manual... )
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:05 AM   #26
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Its in drive before the starter finishes cranking!! Dont got time to be waitin on no Taco.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:53 AM   #27
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Soon as the idle goes down im off
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Old 05-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #28
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i let her wram up while im sitting in er putting on the belt finding a spitter from the back seat puttin in a chaw then picking my tunes of the mornin and waitin on the ol ball and chan to get her ass out the house
thats funny
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:57 PM   #32
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Depends on how late I am running....usually bout 3 seconds.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:30 PM   #34
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i always warm up the engine around 30 seconds and im out
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #35
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I always let my vehicles warm up for a minute or so before driving them in the morning.

Waking up in the morning is a good analogy to think about and compare it to. Don't you usually like a good minute or so to lay in bed after your alarm goes off? Normally you don't just jump out of bed right away. Same applies for your vehicle; let it build up a little oil pressure for 30 seconds to minute or so before you through it into gear and drive up the street.

Yeah, sure, wastes a little fuel and a lot of people say the vehicle will warm up quicker once you start driving which is true, but I like to think it's good just to allow a minute or so for the fluids to flow and ciculate bit before you drive it.

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If you live in an area with snow and salt, the frame is going to rot long before the engine fails. Don't worry about engine wear...
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I treat my taco like my bitch...those mornings when I have an awesome morning glory, I don't jus jump on that pie... a little bit of foreplay here na dthere...things get lubed and I get into gear and tear the shit apart.... so yeah...let her warm up a little
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Bout the length of time it takes to smoke a cigarette, never drive off completely cold.
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