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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FreidTaco, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    FreidTaco

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    My pickup is warming up right now.... What temp do you usually let yours warm up to before driving?
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    GP3

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    What is that you are showing us?

    I don't move the truck until the water temp gauge moves. Even then, it's a little earlier than I'd like, but I can't sit in the driveway all day.
     
  3. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:31 AM
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    T4C0MA

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    I fire it up and roll out... unless I need to defrost, then I just wait till I'm done defrosting.
     
  4. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    steve o 77

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    Once it defrosts.
     
  5. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    Sunner

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    There was a study that came out sometime last year saying that warming up a car is actually not very good for the engine, better to just roll out and let it warm up under normal driving conidtions. I just roll out, maybe let it sit for a min or too while windows clear and I open the gate.
    Heres one link about it, there are many more out there.
    http://green.yahoo.com/blog/daily_g...acts-about-warming-up-your-car-in-winter.html
     
  6. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    Pugga

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    You'll get mixed opinions on this one, just do whatever makes you sleep better at night. If it's really cold, I'll let it sit and idle for a few minutes. Remember, the engine isn't the only thing that needs to warm up and the other parts are only going to get warm by driving (differentials and transmission for example) plus everything will warm up much quicker by driving. If this is a real concern, get a block heater for those really cold starts.
     
  7. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    45acp

    45acp Paint me back in Wyoming again...

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    x2, but I had a hard start, idle was so slow I though it was going to stall and everything including the brakes and clutch felt like molasses this morning.
     
  8. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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  9. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    What gauge is that?
     
  10. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    this is the coldest I've ever seen mine, it had been idling for about 2 minutes so the water temp was up a bit.
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  11. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    sean266

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    10* here
     
  12. Dec 5, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    No matter how cold/hot it is I always let me truck/car/bike sit for about 3-5 min.
     
  14. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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  16. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    LMR GO JETS GO

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    It was -24 (Celsius) here this morning. I just started the taco up and drove. It warms up faster when you drive it.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    This morning it was -2 when I started up my truck. Put on my sunglasses and drove to work no issues.
     
  18. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    Yahoo Green.... They are more concerned about the environment then they are your engine.
     
  19. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Every morning when I unplug my block heater, the water temp is already at about 100*. And it was well below freezing last night. Ill let it idle for a minute while I get situated.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Sunner

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    Im sure they are but they arnt the only ones with this opinion. But like someone said earlier, just do whatever makes you feel comfortable, the article i had read last year wasnt from Yahoo, i can't recall who it was from but again I think it was another environmentalist group.
     
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