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Warm up or not?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by newtaco2008, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:06 PM
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    newtaco2008

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    When starting my tacoma in the mornings I usually let it warm up until rpms go down to 1.5 rpms. I've seen people start the engine and go, this can't be good on the motor, anyway just curious what most of you do ?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    th3duke

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    I'm the same...although it hasn't been that cold yet (only -2 celcius so far)...
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:12 PM
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    Blake

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    Always warm-up...ALWAYS.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    jdtemple

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    warming up allows the metals & gaskets to expand slower, and oil to circulate better. I go 30 seconds to a minute depending on the outside/overnight temp. Then I take it nice and easy.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 5:18 PM
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    Taco4x4NC

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    Yes, pretty much any engine.......warm lubricating oil.......life blood of any engine. No mystery to me.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    scottri

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    I rarely warm modern engines up and I've never had problems.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Just start driving. Driving warms the engine up far faster than letting it idle.
    Idling is the worst thing you can do to an engine besides catching it on fire.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Only time I warm up is if its cold enough that I run it a bit to warm the inside up so I don't freeze. Otherwise, I start, throw the seat belt on, find something to listen to and I'm off.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    kingston73

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    I think to answer the op's question you've got to define what "warm up" is. A minute of idle isn't much at all, some people will start the engine up, eat breakfast, do their taxes, etc. and then finally go out to the car and drive it. I don't think 30 seconds or even a minute of idling is excessive at all, but extend that to 5 or 10 minutes and it changes things.
     
  10. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:21 PM
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    I usually do the same, wait about 30 seconds or a minute then start driving, generally don't rev it too high at first either till the engine "feels" warmed up if that makes any sense. Even if the truck's all ready warm I'll start it, buckle up, and then go gives it like 10 seconds to build oil pressure.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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  12. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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  13. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    rbeezy

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    you dont want to start then leave right away, and you dont want to warm up too long either. just warm up 30 seconds and you're good to go
     
  14. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    don't really have much of a problem with cold temps down here...but when we do, i usually let it go for about a minute to warm up the inside and go...i have to take it slow anyhow since i am buried back in a subdivision and it takes about 5-10mins just to get to a main road
     
  15. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    yes
    If it's 20F or less then let it warm up a bit, otherwise just drive.
     
  16. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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  17. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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  18. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    During winter here where we get well below 0deg F (minus 30 celcius sometimes in the morning), I will let my car warm up at least 10 minutes, sometimes more. I've never had any problem with that.

    Also, sometimes when I didn't start the car to warm up, I will just go right away, no problem with that either.

    Using synthetic oil. (mobil 1)
     
  19. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:43 PM
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    Warm up at least a minute for me when it's 40f and above. Below that I use the auto starter 5 minutes before I get in the truck.
     
  20. Oct 16, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    no warm up here. like said above, engine will warm up quicker driving than idling. as long as you drive like a grandma until it warms up you will be perfectly fine.
     
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