1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Turn engine off for 1-2 minutes or leave it running?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by greddy09sc, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:57 AM
    #1
    greddy09sc

    greddy09sc [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
    Member:
    #4379
    Messages:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    05 SR5 Indigo Billy 5100
    265/65/16, Bilsteen 5100, Vault in armrest, Scan Gauge.
    Hi,

    I make a lots of stops throughout my daily driving. About 4 stops daily where I get out for 1-2 minutes and leave again.

    Question: Gas wise, is it better to just leave the engine on, come out, and then back in. Does starting the engine waste a lot of gas? Would I save more gas to just leave it running?

    Engine wise: Is it bad for the engine (starter) to start it a lot of times throughout the day? Or it shouldn't make much of a difference?
     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:58 AM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,160
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    I dont think it makes much difference. I hear alot of people to say shut it off to save fuel.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM
    #3
    06SR5canada

    06SR5canada Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2011
    Member:
    #60338
    Messages:
    647
    Gender:
    Male
    Saskatchewan
    Vehicle:
    06 dblcab SR5
    2ndary air filter removed, flowmaster 40
    I read on bobtheoilguy that something like 80-90% of engine wear occurs at start up
     
  4. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:29 PM
    #4
    LGE RAW

    LGE RAW Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Member:
    #52716
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Rob
    Dothan
    Vehicle:
    PreRunner SR5 TRD Sport
    Bull bar, wet suit seat covers, Accessory meter repair, Fog Lights with stick on, console lock.
    I would think that refers to cold starts. If the engine has been running, a few minutes of off time should not impact the lubrication of the engine much.

     
  5. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:46 PM
    #5
    707tothe907

    707tothe907 Superior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45372
    Messages:
    2,694
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Chico NorCal
    Vehicle:
    05 DCSB Off Road
    /\ badass research but that isn't the OPs location.
     
  6. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:50 PM
    #6
    707tothe907

    707tothe907 Superior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Member:
    #45372
    Messages:
    2,694
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Chico NorCal
    Vehicle:
    05 DCSB Off Road
    Agh! Fucking rebirths
     
  7. Nov 22, 2011 at 10:53 PM
    #7
    SpazzyB

    SpazzyB Master of the Prius...

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2010
    Member:
    #36242
    Messages:
    1,697
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryen
    neuf un six
    Vehicle:
    '04.5 vw stance machine
    LOUD NOISES!!
     
To Top