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Its bad for your car to let it idle in the morning?

biggs85

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I was going through and deleting the e-mails that show the threads that you're subscribed to and I looked at this thread and didn't realize that I probably sounded like a jerk. Guess I was having a bad day. Sorry if I offended anyone :D .
 



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pbnj22

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lol if this were true why do cars have t stats? why is there such thing as "operating temp" what a load of crock.. bad for the environment sure.. but not for my car.. or my car would let the t stat be always open and never let my engine heat up!!
Guess you do not need common sense to be an engineer these days.. and i hope he doesnt expect you to read all that AND do homework.. reading that took a while as it is..
 






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holy resurrected thread bat man !!!!!!!!!!
 






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I was thinking the same :D
 






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Rick, what is the record for the oldest resurrected thread? This has got to be close to it.
 






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Just my two cents but a vehicle will warm up faster if driven. But this only goes for gas engines. If you run a diesel in the cold you may not get very far without warming it up. Again, speaking from experience with both engines. Is prolonged idling good for the engine? Probably not. Gas engine aren't meant to remain operational without being under a load. Diesel engines can because they operate in the hundreds of rpm (for tractor trailers anyway). So that's all I have to say. I'll warm a tractor up but not my car.
 






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