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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 7:30 PM
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    GreenYoda

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    In general about 30 seconds. Start it, put on seat belt, check mirrors, check to see if I forgot anything, etc. After 30 seconds I think the fan disengages or something about the engine sounds different. Then I put it in gear and go.
    However, my truck is an outdoor truck and if its a frozen ball of ice, I do not try to scrape the ice off. I will let it idle and warm up until the ice melts off. I will also start it before I brush the snow off, and let it warm enough so that the snow melting on the windshield.
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:33 PM
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    ETsemaj

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    I start it then before entune can fully boot up im out the driveway. Then 4 miles of 35, then up to 60 or 70. No issues
     
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  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 7:35 PM
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    IowaQuicksand

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    Do y'all let yours warm up in the winter
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 10:41 PM
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    helix66

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    I grew up in the olden days where you had no choice but to wait for the quadrajet to come off the choke. I still feel the same way, it's usually not much more than a minute or so.
     
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  5. Dec 7, 2018 at 4:22 AM
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    Ditto...showing our age...hehehe :D
     
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  6. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:06 AM
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    Briavael

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    No carbs to require idle warm ups, I mean sometimes I do it to keep the family warm before loading up, but I’m not doing it for the truck lol.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:08 AM
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    10 minutes of warm up time. Its -20 so ir's required.
     
  8. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    tonykarter

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    Well, now that we have established a widely shared consensus among us...
     
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  9. Dec 7, 2018 at 5:52 AM
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    I let my truck warm up as long as it takes the wife to get her shit together.
     
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  10. Dec 7, 2018 at 6:53 AM
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    I was doing this until I grabbed the wrong thermos one morning. Engine got a coffee lube and I got a wake up shot of 0-w20.
     
  11. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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  12. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:18 AM
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  13. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    But we've been putting motor oil in our engines!!! For years. Oh God. What have we done?!?
     
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    I idle for about 3 seconds which is the time it takes me to check traffic and put it in gear. I don't gun it immediately since it takes me about 2-3 minutes to hit the highway.
     
  15. Dec 7, 2018 at 7:35 AM
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    Don’t let the highly technical “Motor vs Engine” debate draw you in. That’s a discussion better left for your Christmas staff party. The wives and girlfriends find it really captivating.
     
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    I'm laying down rubber in driveway before my fingers are even off the key.
    Seriously, I live in the northeast and if it's below 40°F, I let my vehicles warm up a minute or two; up to 10-15 minutes if it's zero outside.
    My belief is the various metals used in the engine and tranny have different expansion rates as they warm and I like to bring them up to temp slowly.
    Of course, if you live in a warm climate, no warmup is necessary.
     
  17. Dec 7, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    and sip it!
     
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  18. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:39 AM
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    Some of the answers on here make me glad that I don't buy used.
     
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  19. Dec 7, 2018 at 9:55 AM
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    I let my Taco run long enough to put on seat belt, start Pandora, check surroundings, and shift into gear. This is typically 30-45 seconds. I am about 8 blocks away from a non-residential road with school children waiting for the buss on my way, and there is a stoplight at the corner out of the residential area. By the time I get to the light the temp needle is off the peg.

    Note: I live on the east coast of FL, so I typically only experience sub 50* weather for a total of 2-3 weeks a year and most of the "cold" days are NOT consecutive. It is also FLAT and a few feet above sea level here.
     
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  20. Dec 9, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    I live in south Florida generally warm weather
    At 5/6 am when I start my day , I have notice
    Letting the taco (2018) Trd off road 4*4 warm up at least till the rpm s settle down from start up or temp neddle hits first bar after 1/2 min vehicle rolls off much better , when I do the start and roll out engine surges until warms up , over all it’s all oiled up parts why not give it a min to lubricarte itself before putting it to work can’t go wrong with it .
     

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