Do you let your truck warm up when its cold? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 12:46 PM
1of40's Avatar
1of40
Status: Offline
1of40
NAS 97SW & 83 One Ten Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Potomac Falls & Wintergreen, Virginia
Posts: 6,075
Registry
Do you let your truck warm up when its cold?

Stop hurting your engine by 'warming up' the car when it's cold out
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 12:52 PM
NPT90's Avatar
NPT90
Status: Offline
JT
D90 óriginalé
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: DC/MD
Posts: 2,772
Registry
warm up?

Sheesh, I remember leaving my vw tdi running ALL NIGHT so I could drive to work in the morning.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 12:53 PM
Z.G's Avatar
Z.G
Status: Offline
Zack
300Tdi 95 D1
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Burlington, VT
Posts: 4,669
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by NPT90 View Post
warm up?

Sheesh, I remember leaving my vw tdi running ALL NIGHT so I could drive to work in the morning.
Like Crowther at Winter Romp last year...
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 12:53 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,226
Registry
It is okay to do with a gas engine, bad to do with a diesel. It is certainly not "better" for either.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 01:00 PM
DocB
Status: Offline
David
1989 D110
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Oceanside, Ca
Posts: 228
I can't get my 2.5 petrol 110 moving past about 90-100kph if I don't warm it up for 10-15 minutes first lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 01:14 PM
sonoronos's Avatar
sonoronos
Status: Offline
Ed
None
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Arlington, VA
Posts: 5,523
Registry
I thought the whole point of warming up the engine was to get the engine oil temperature to a point where its viscosity was reduced to the standard operating oil pressure, which seems important to me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 01:38 PM
LuisC's Avatar
LuisC
Status: Offline
Luis Constantin
98 Disvovery 1 LE
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Austin,Texas USA
Posts: 1,898
Registry
I idle until the rpms come down a tick. Usually 15 seconds in warm weather and 30 in cold. That way I purge air from oil galleys and lubricate all the parts.
But also I don't like to jolt the auto box at 1k rpm. I think that is one thing that promotes flex plate failure on the 4.6.
The diesel I idle one minute to ensure the oil has reached all parts especially the turbo.
__________________
Black Rhino Lives Matter
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 02:21 PM
Talleyrand's Avatar
Talleyrand
Status: Offline
John
1998 Defender 110 CSW 300Tdi
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Queens, NYC, NY
Posts: 812
Registry
Everything will warm up faster once you are moving. Idling the engine will take longer, and waste fuel. Just drive it gently, don't load the engine, slow shifts if the gearbox is cold.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 02:28 PM
DocB
Status: Offline
David
1989 D110
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Oceanside, Ca
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Talleyrand View Post
Everything will warm up faster once you are moving. Idling the engine will take longer, and waste fuel. Just drive it gently, don't load the engine, slow shifts if the gearbox is cold.
I wish that would work for me lol. I live 2 blocks from the highway that I take 25 miles to work. I'm straight to 65mph once I hit that road so I have to waste the fuel for 5-10 mins to get all the fluids pumping
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:45 PM
fishEH's Avatar
fishEH
Status: Offline
Brett Fritzler
94, 95, 96 D1's
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lake Villa, IL
Posts: 1,113
I thought the point of letting your truck warm up was to not freeze your nuts off while driving.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:48 PM
grnrvrs's Avatar
grnrvrs
Status: Offline
Paul
88
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: west
Posts: 1,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocB View Post
I wish that would work for me lol. I live 2 blocks from the highway that I take 25 miles to work. I'm straight to 65mph once I hit that road so I have to waste the fuel for 5-10 mins to get all the fluids pumping
Does it ever get cold in Oceanside?
__________________
1970 SIIA 88, Sold
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:49 PM
DocB
Status: Offline
David
1989 D110
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Oceanside, Ca
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by grnrvrs View Post
Does it ever get cold in Oceanside?
No "cold", but cold enough to make the defender a pain to start
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 04:50 PM
RBBailey
Status: Offline
RBBailey
1965 IIa
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Damascus, Oregon
Posts: 1,580
Registry
I've read in several places, and the Land Rover manuals suggest that you let warm for 30 seconds to one minute. Then drive gently till normal temps are reached.

However, my Series really likes to warm up before driving. If I drive in a minute, I risk losing it, and it often won't restart, even if it started fine initially. If I let it warm till the temp gauge comes alive, it will drive, but it is an angry elf. If I let it warm till it gets up to about 120-130, it drives much better.

I don't know about Tdi.
__________________
Project:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1965 IIa SWB
1988 Saudi 110 (soon to be 300tdi)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old January 22nd, 2016, 05:16 PM
Red90's Avatar
Red90
Status: Offline
John B.
1991 Defender 90, 200TDI
Site Team
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,226
Registry
Your idle mixture is set wrong.
__________________
Pissing people off on the "net" since 1983.

Land Rover. Turning owners into mechanics since 1948.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old January 23rd, 2016, 03:00 AM
broadstone's Avatar
broadstone
Status: Offline
Chris
'84 CSW 90 '74 NADA III '97 CSW 110
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Dorset UK / CT USA
Posts: 662
Registry
It pains me to watch some drivers in the UK. Seems the starter has not even stopped spinning and they are down the road. I also quite regularly see neighbours pouring a hot kettle on their windscreen to clear the frost. To each his own I guess.
__________________
Patches are for Pirates and pants, not a bulkhead and chassis!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old January 23rd, 2016, 08:54 AM
ontheway's Avatar
ontheway
Status: Offline
Dave
1986 RHD 110 SW OM617
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hudson Valley, New York
Posts: 1,156
Registry
I don't let the om617 warmup much - once it is started I give it 15-20 seconds to choke out a couple plumes of smoke then I get it rolling.
__________________
1986 Land Rover 110 SW
1995 Land Rover Disco (Sold)


Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old January 23rd, 2016, 09:12 AM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,831
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z.G View Post
Like Crowther at Winter Romp last year...
That Navistar 7.3 powerstroke diesel is a beeoottchh to start single digits and below if not plugged in because the engine oil is what actuates the injectors.
Plug it in and let it warm up for 20 mins before trying to start it and she purrs like a Kitten.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old January 23rd, 2016, 09:48 AM
NPT90's Avatar
NPT90
Status: Offline
JT
D90 óriginalé
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: DC/MD
Posts: 2,772
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas View Post
That Navistar 7.3 powerstroke diesel is a beeoottchh to start single digits and below if not plugged in because the engine oil is what actuates the injectors. Plug it in and let it warm up for 20 mins before trying to start it and she purrs like a Kitten.
7.3L displacement is enough to make me cringe for cold weather starting.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old January 23rd, 2016, 10:22 AM
adamclyde
Status: Offline
Adam
'83 110 V8
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 29
I'm the same as David and RBBailey. If I don't let it warm up a bit, good ole Nigel (as he is known) doesn't like to move much. (I've got a 3.5 v-8 with a dual carburetor).

As with life in general, I may be doing things wrong, but I almost always have to use the choke when it's cold to get it to really crank then I can almost immediately back the choke off. (and by cold of course I mean California cold... Like of 45). I have no idea how starting would be when it is really cold like single digits or lower. I'd probably have to open the bonnet and lay on the engine to bring the temp up.... Hypothermia treatment style.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old January 23rd, 2016, 10:25 AM
LuisC's Avatar
LuisC
Status: Offline
Luis Constantin
98 Disvovery 1 LE
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Austin,Texas USA
Posts: 1,898
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by broadstone View Post
It pains me to watch some drivers in the UK. Seems the starter has not even stopped spinning and they are down the road. I also quite regularly see neighbours pouring a hot kettle on their windscreen to clear the frost. To each his own I guess.
You don't have ice scrapers in the UK?

We can export from the US. $100 each. Cheaper than a new windscreen.
__________________
Black Rhino Lives Matter
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Let another man touch my truck, she got mad. evilfij Misc. Chit-Chat 7 December 28th, 2010 12:06 AM
come on, i know its not a LR, but she needs your help hydrik Defender Technical Discussions 7 December 17th, 2008 12:48 AM
Its cold outside! crown14 Defender Technical Discussions 22 November 23rd, 2008 04:05 PM
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow Davis Misc. Chit-Chat 80 March 13th, 2007 05:32 PM
Just to let you all know Buckon37s Misc. Chit-Chat 4 June 7th, 2004 01:38 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.


Copyright