[BiturboS4] Turbo failure modes
pjpace at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 10 16:02:56 EDT 2002
There was a long discussion with good points on all sides, but from an
intelligent ignoramous, it seemed that the reasons for only letting it idle for
under a minute seemed the most valid. By intellegent ignoramous I mean I
understand everything that was said for the most part, but I didn't know it
previously and I probably wouldn't be able to regurgitate it again.
Every situation IS different (and the fact that you live on an expressway is
unique), but for the majority of situations, I will let my car idle only a
little while. Oh, and if I were in your situation, I would find a different
route to work. I'll drive next to the highway (fronage roads) if I am starting
my car in close proximity to a highway.
--- Sherowsky Family <SHEROWSKY at NETVA.COM> wrote:
> I don't know that idling your car to warm it up is necessarily bad for it.
> It isn't suggested because of increased emissions and wasted gas. For my
> everyday day cars (allroad and RAV4), I really have to let them idle to warm
> up. I live 4 miles from work and driving cold from start doesn't let the
> coolant reach operating temperature let alone the oil. Also I immediately
> turn onto a 55 mph highway after leaving my house. I think in that
> situation, running up to speed on a cold engine would be worse than idling
> it for a few minutes before driving away.
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