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Warming up the engine

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Conway, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:41 AM
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    Conway

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    Do you guys let your truck "warm up" before getting into and taking off?

    My new one seems to be idling high after I start it up in the mornings.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    Uhaul-n-azz

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    No never have.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Not really, no. I just drive easy for the first 5 minutes or so.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    chris4x4

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    No warm up for me.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:47 AM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt do w3rk!

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    nope. wastes gas.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Nope, the manual even states you do not need to. I try to avoid heavy acceleration till it's at temp though... but sometimes I'll make a poor judgment getting into traffic and blow that out of the water for taking it slow at start... :p
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    Padilla1880

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    No warm up for me.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:49 AM
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    GeoTaco

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    I dont warm it up either, unless its a really cold day, but that will be mostly warming up for me.....then again it never gets that cold here in Atlanta. I do notice it idle much higher when its not warm....not sure why that is
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    warriors_03

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    Almost all new vehicles idle higher when they are cold to allow the engine to get to operating temperature faster. It also helps get the emissions components hot so they clean the exhaust better and pollute less.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Jester243

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    I let her run for 20-30 seconds, really just enough time to buckle up and set the radio.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:09 AM
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    Richman21

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    I park it in my garage so I warm it up from the time it takes me to walk out to get my newspaper and back, which is about 30 seconds. On cold days, I might let it run for a minute at most.
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    buck

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    Same - I give it a brief amount of time to warm, but nothing more than 30 sec.

    I find when driving, the truck gets up to operating temp. quickly. My iron block car takes forever.
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    Cool!

    My last vehicle needed some time to warm up to get the idling down.

    Im just new to the truck and dont want to mess it up.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    mws4ua

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    It only warms up as long as it takes me to put on my seatbelt and put it into gear. I drive like a grandma most of the time anyway, so I don't have to worry about taking it easy at first.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    Got a remote starter.so i just turn it on before putting on my shoes it takes about 20 secs.on the winter time, about a minute of warm up.
     
  16. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    I let mine warm up all the time usually about a minute then mostly about 5 minutes when it gets cold here and when i start up my truck i let her idle down before putting her into gear
     
  17. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    I was surprised by the high idle when I bought my truck, but it turns out to be normal.

    No need to warm up truck, just drive easy until normal operating temp is reached.
     
  18. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    I normally start the truck and finish doing whatever it was before I realized I had to leave, normally long enough to let the air blow cold. Heat index of 108*
     
  19. Aug 10, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    in the winter I warm it up, but thats because work is so close there isn't time for it to warm up on it's own by the time i get there.

    i usually give it 30 seconds in the summer
     
  20. Aug 10, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    On my 'Yota Yaris there is a green dash light that resembles a thermometer. It stays on until the engine gets to operating temp. It was a big topic on the YarisWorld site. It confused alot of folks 'cause they would wait for that light to go out before they started driving. So much for reading the owner's manual.
     
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