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Playboy Advisor advice: what do you think?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Truckn4life, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    Truckn4life

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    So I read in the new Feb issue of Playboy the following advice. Just wondered what you though?

    The ?: "Should you let your car warm up for 5-10min in cold weather?" GG in Kansas City,MO

    Playboy Advisor answer: "The Best way to warm up a cold car is to drive it. Modern cars dont need to idle more than that and youre just wasting gas and contributing to air pollution. The vehicles of old had to be warmed up for a number of reasons, one of which was so the lubricants had time to circulate. But chemical additives now allow lubes to maintain their viscosity (flow rate) even when cold. Electronic fuel injectors also allow more fuel to reach a cold engine. On a related note, to fight pollution many cities have made it illegal to idle more than a few minutes; one study found that idiling for 10 seconds uses as much fuel as restarting a car."


    Do you agree?

    I guess I tend to let my car idle more in the 10min range. Mostly b/c I want my car warm when I go to drive. Also the car drives better more quickly. I try to be as eco-minded as possible and am now bothered by my habit. If i just put on an extra layer to take off and idle for say a min. Will i save the planet?

    sorry if you got your hopes up for some swingers drama question! :)
     
  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Wow. Despite that this topic has been beaten to shit, then beaten a little bit more, YES. Best way to warm up a modern vehicle is to drive it.

    And as far as being "Ecco minded", your wasting alot of fuel by letting it warm up. The longer it takes to warm up, the longer the engine is dumping more fuel into the motor. I found my truck goes into closed loop about 30 seconds after I start to drive it.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:39 PM
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    You read the articles in Playboy?

    About car stuff?
     
  4. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    X2. I had no idea they had articles in it. I thought that was a myth....
     
  5. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    lol

    lot of great articles! plus all the chicks look the same after a while. i couldnt even tell you if last months issue had a blonde or brunette chick
     
  6. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    I was fairly certain the only text in Playboy was the models' stats.

    If I want to "read," I get a Penthouse.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    ^ LOL.....everything's fake in Playboy....the tans, the boobs, and I would assume the car advice too:D
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2011 at 5:31 PM
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    I would agree that most cars are fine to start driving after a minute or so, but some, like my recent '10 M3 did not like to be driven right away, even during the hot summer. It wasn't just mine either, talked to many owners who experienced the same hucklebuck when driving right away. It probably really depends on the make and mod of the vehicle. Kill the horse.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:06 PM
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  11. Jan 25, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    WTF does this have to do with 2nd gens and also playboy only has pictures no articles proven fact
     
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