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How Long Do You Let Truck Warm Up Before Taking Off?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by quadcrazy, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    Kirk5370

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    Automotive engineer here, no evidence to say "Warming up" your vehicle has positive effects, only negative.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    rogue.tacoma

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    Could've sworn there was another thread with the same question few days ago
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    I hit the lock button 3 times and keep getting dressed. It runs for 15 minutes then stops, more than enough time to take the edge off.
     
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  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    When I start my truck cold I let it idle until the Ultra Gauge indicates the oxygen sensors are warmed up and working. About 1 minute. I'm in the real world not driver's training so I start the engine then put on my seat belt, check my mirrors and be sure my phone is connected to my gps.
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:54 AM
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    I like to drive mine for a while before I start it.
     
  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:56 AM
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    Depends on who’s chasing you...
     
  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:13 AM
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    Sounds like 30 seconds is the general consensus.
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Drive it like you stole it.
     
  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    I just leave it running 24/7. Can never be too prepared to make a quick escape.
     
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  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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    I am in the warming it up quickly by putting a light load on it both reduces wear, fuel consumption and pollution.

    I usually have it in gear by the time the vanity image screen is on the head unit.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    What does the owner's manual say about it.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Been in the 20s here all week. I go out & fire it up, go back in the house to clean out the critter hair from the Roomba, back out to scrape the windows/back & by then the windshield is defrosted. Off I go.

    After work, or whenever I don't have to defrost: fire it up, buckle up, go. I'm in town so have never had to get up to freeway speeds right away from cold.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:21 PM
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  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:24 PM
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    23.52 seconds. It’s important not to put it into drive before 23 or after 24 seconds or the motor will explode.
     
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  17. Dec 6, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    You are correct, if you start a motor and wait 23 or 24 seconds...it will not explode...oh, wait, a motor is electric...motors are electric, they cant explode, engines are internal combustion...I forgot. I think I am confused. Irregardless, just get in, start up, buckle up and go!
     
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  18. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:05 PM
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    Toyota09

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    Exactly what I do. I usually wait 30 seconds to 1 minute just to let it get the oil slightly warm as well. Then I drive slow until the coolant needle moves past the cool mark. You can definitely hear when the motor has distributed the oil.

    In other words, start it, get the seat warmer going, turn the music on if Bluetooth connects, if not waste time connecting, then put it in D.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:12 PM
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    I keep my oil inside the house, where it’s nice and warm. Each morning I pour the pre-warmed oil in the engine and let the starter motor get me moving. At the end of the day I drain the engine and keep the hot oil in a thermos, so it’s good to go for the next day.

    Super easy once you get the muscle memory.
     
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  20. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:16 PM
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    at least an hour before i leave
     
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