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start up truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by samsung, May 2, 2011.

  1. May 2, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    samsung

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    Hey guys, how often should i start my truck? I have a 2010 mazda 3 that's my daily dirver. i put almost 28k last year. I drive my 2011 taco on the weekends. I try cranking it up at least a couple of times a week but sometimes i do forget and go with out for a week, is that bad for the motor? and sometimes i go out of town for a couple of weeks at a time, so the truck just sits in the garage. Any imput on this would be appreciated.
     
  2. May 2, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Throw a battery tender on it, and dont worry about having to start it periodicly.
     
  3. May 2, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    hey buddy sorry about the ignorance, but what the hell is a battery tender?
     
  4. May 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    You aren't hurting anything. Just think of how long it sat at the dealer lot or at the manufacturing plant and I'm sure it runs fine. Just properly maintain it and your good.
     
  5. May 2, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have a work vehicle that I drive during the week and my Tacoma pretty much only gets driven on the weekends. There have been times where I'm out of town for 3-4 weeks at a time, and I've haven't had any issues with my truck at all. You won't hurt anything by letting it sit for a week or two at a time.
     
  7. May 2, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    that's good to know. now is it ok to just crank it up and let it idle for a few minutes or is it better to actually take it out for a spin? Most of the time i drive it to bucees (local gas station) to get a tallboy and an ice cream cone for my son. So the tranny is actually moving.
     
  8. May 2, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    ummm yeah
    Word.
     
  9. May 2, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    You want to operate it at operating temp for at least 10 mins. Otherwise, plan on changing your oil much sooner.
     
  10. May 2, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    none yet...regular cab 4cyl X-Runner tribute in the future!
    Hope your son is over21!!!
     
  11. May 2, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    tallboy is for me and the ice cream cone is for my boy.
     
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