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Warming up your Taco

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by gatlin69, Apr 30, 2011.

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Warming the engine

Poll closed May 15, 2011.
  1. Yes

    51 vote(s)
    49.5%
  2. No

    47 vote(s)
    45.6%
  3. I like my tacos cold

    5 vote(s)
    4.9%
  1. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:21 PM
    #21
    Blkturbo!

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    Of course it matters. I mean, in a sence that you wouldnt want to beat on your engine (or anything mechanical) while its completely cold.
    Metal changes once its warmed. You dont ever want to redline your engine as soon as you start it or you stand the chance of causing damage. Just like race cars doing warm up and cool down laps.....gotta give all the moving parts a chance to either warm up or cool down.

    Next time its 30* outside, start your truck and immediately stand on the throttle in 1st gear until it redlines. Do that for a season or two and see if you dont break something like a piston ring or valvetrain parts :)
     
  2. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Redlining your engine when its cold and backing out of your drive way are two completely different things. Yea your engine is cold and when it heats up it will expand but its all aluminum and it all expands at the same rate! When it comes to redlining it, i bet it will do a lot less damage then you think. When you start your engine its still compressing air and burning it in the exact same 4 stroke 5 cycle procedure it does when your at redline. The only difference is its doing it faster. As long as the bearings, cylinder walls, and cams have the proper lube needed its not hurting anything. At least thats my opinion...
     
  3. May 1, 2011 at 3:50 AM
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    03taco

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    i let her wram up while im sitting in er putting on the belt finding a spitter from the back seat puttin in a chaw then picking my tunes of the mornin and waitin on the ol ball and chan to get her ass out the house
     
  4. May 1, 2011 at 4:35 AM
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    I wait just long enough to let the RPMs drop down to normal idle - 15-20 seconds, then go. Oil is already moving once it starts, my problem is not wanting to slam it into gear at a higher RPM. Over time it adds to the wear factor.
     
  5. May 1, 2011 at 4:53 AM
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    In the owners manual for the 2nd gen. trucks it actually tells u not to warm it up...(yes i actually read the manual... )
     
  6. May 1, 2011 at 5:05 AM
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    Its in drive before the starter finishes cranking!! Dont got time to be waitin on no Taco. :D
     
  7. May 1, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    Soon as the idle goes down im off
     
  8. May 1, 2011 at 6:29 AM
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    thats funny
     
  9. May 1, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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  10. May 1, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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    ummm yeah
  11. May 1, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Umm... he won't be laughing when his engine throws a rod. Moron :facepalm:
     
  12. May 1, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Depends on how late I am running....usually bout 3 seconds.
     
  13. May 2, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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  14. May 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    i always warm up the engine around 30 seconds and im out
     
  15. May 2, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    X2!!!
     
  16. May 2, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    If you live in an area with snow and salt, the frame is going to rot long before the engine fails. Don't worry about engine wear...
     
  17. May 2, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    I treat my taco like my bitch...those mornings when I have an awesome morning glory, I don't jus jump on that pie... a little bit of foreplay here na dthere...things get lubed and I get into gear and tear the shit apart.... so yeah...let her warm up a little:burnrubber::rasta:
     
  18. May 2, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    Bout the length of time it takes to smoke a cigarette, never drive off completely cold.
     
  19. May 5, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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  20. May 5, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    haha just givin ya shit man!! :D
     
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