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do i let it warm up????

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by xtirtzt, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    ive heard different things about this but yah i wanna know the truth, it has been very cold here in CT the last couple of days and i was wondering if i should be letting my truck warm up before i drive it, ive heard that your not supposed to let it warm up and to just start it and go and ive heard that i should let it warm up,, which is the truth and why?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I wait until I cant hear the fan running, then go.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:55 PM
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    I let it run for 3 minutes to get everything circulated and then I go. Driving warms it up much faster and at least you're getting some MPG out of it versus 0 with it just sitting there.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    You heard it from the man!!!^ I also let mine warm up for a few min. when cold out.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:16 PM
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    Wake up, go outside in the snow, run a 50 yard sprint. Do your knees hurt? Yes, let it warm up first. Get the oil up to temp, let the metal expand with heat, then drive it like you stole it....
     
  6. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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  7. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    If it's below -10ish celsius, I usually let it warm up until it idles around 1000 rpm before I go. If it's -30 or 40, I'll sit in the house good and long (15+ min) while it warms up.
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    it hasn't been above zero here for days. i let it warm up a minimum of 5 minutes, usually 10-15 mins. if i tried to just start and drive, i doubt it would even move. yesterday my dome light wouldn't come on, switch on the driver door was frozen
     
  9. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:22 PM
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    i always let my truck warm up and rev down
     
  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    I let the idle speed come down so it doesn't shift hard into park mainly.. Also to get the oil circulated and up to temp too. Funny thing though, one of my buddies has an M3 and the owners manual says explicitly not to let it idle to warm up
     
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    I start it and wait till the needle get just hair past teh bottom line.

    To me, it's finally started to warm up.

    Also when it's almost there, I shift it into Drive to warm up the drive line and trans.

    Then I go easy for a hundred or so yards, then normally.

    I know, strange behavior.
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    give it 2-3 minutes to circulate the fluids...
     
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    Up here in CT? lol! Hang on, gonna get much colder in the next day or so. As for me, I let it idle down before putting into drive - usually a minute or two.

     
  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    A minute for the engine
    5 minutes for me :D
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    The thing is, in cold weather, the fluids start circulating immediatley. The oil psi is already up (ECU wont fire the spark plugs until a set psi of oil pressure is reached). When the engine is started, water condensation starts to build in the engine from the temp difference. The most important thing is to get the engine to opperating temp as quickly as possible, so the water vapor/condensation is burned out asap. the longer its in the engine, the more harm it can cause. thats why the BMW's dont recomend an idle warm up. In fact, Manufactures recomend driveing the vehicle to warm it up quickly. $0.02
     
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    Feel kinda funny posting here being in Florida but I did come down from New Hampshire and lived in Colorado for years first...

    My 03 Corolla had a remote starter in it. I worked less than two miles from where I lived. I was told what was critical was letting it get hot enough to burn the moisture (condensate) out of the engine and exhaust, so warming it with the remote was a good idea (not enough time for it to warm completely in the 5 minute drive to work). If you don't burn it out of the engine it will eventually froth the oil, and if you don't burn it out of the exhaust it will rust the pipes from the inside out.

    Nothing was said about how long to warm it before starting to drive it if it was going to be a long enough drive to get it up to temp.

    (Before anyone asks why I didn't just walk the 1.5 miles, it's because I dropped my then 8 year old daughter off at daycare on the way).
     
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    I usually let it warm up until my scanguage says 30-40c, I don't like the sounds it makes going into drive with the rpms high. Even driving it takes a while to come up to full temp, probably 10-15kms. I'm thinking about blocking the rad a bit to see if it helps.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    could always do an electric fan mod... but then ya gotta remember to turn it on when ya need it...
     
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