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#4294581 - 01/05/17 10:48 PM Leaving the engine run All night long (all night)
veryHeavy Offline


Registered: 11/04/16
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Loc: MN, CA
How many of ye let the engine run, rather than turn it off?

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#4294583 - 01/05/17 10:50 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
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#4294589 - 01/05/17 10:56 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
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Why would someone do that?
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#4294590 - 01/05/17 10:57 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
FirstNissan Offline


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Never, waste of gas, causes unnecessary pollution and wear and tear on the car.
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#4294592 - 01/05/17 10:59 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
Uregina09 Offline


Registered: 06/07/09
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Your mom said to log off because it's time for bed.

Originally Posted By: veryHeavy
How many of ye let the engine run, rather than turn it off?
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#4294594 - 01/05/17 11:00 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
PumpPusher Offline


Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 55
Loc: Texas
I have ran my pickup all night for work on location.

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#4294603 - 01/05/17 11:20 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
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What the [censored]?
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#4294605 - 01/05/17 11:24 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: PumpPusher]
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Yep, Halliburton and Schlumberger folks around here have done this for decades ... and years ago the 3k OCI mentality took care of the "un logged" miles ... guess better oils have their backs now ...
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#4294614 - 01/05/17 11:43 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
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Once to run an inverter as we were without power for 24 hours....the engine filled the mufflers with water so it did make a funny gurgling sound after about 4 hours.
About 1/2 gallon an hour...not the most efficient 750W genny.


Edited by Colt45ws (01/05/17 11:45 PM)
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#4294619 - 01/05/17 11:52 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
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You lack the most important info...why?
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#4294621 - 01/05/17 11:55 PM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
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Loc: Colorado
Northern Montana, I know a couple guys that will let their diesel idle all night when they are out in the open at -20C.

I'm a gas engine guy, so never for me - if it's a really cold climate it's 0w30.
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#4294630 - 01/06/17 12:21 AM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: Uregina09]
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Registered: 02/06/14
Posts: 1491
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Uregina09
Your mom said to log off because it's time for bed.

Originally Posted By: veryHeavy
How many of ye let the engine run, rather than turn it off?


u regina eh?

how's the weather out there? you fellas keepin warm?
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#4294631 - 01/06/17 12:36 AM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: Colt45ws]
rubberchicken Offline


Registered: 07/07/08
Posts: 185
Loc: Maryland USA
Originally Posted By: Colt45ws
Once to run an inverter as we were without power for 24 hours....the engine filled the mufflers with water so it did make a funny gurgling sound after about 4 hours.
About 1/2 gallon an hour...not the most efficient 750W genny.


For comparison my 5000 w boat genset uses 1/2 gallon per hour at full load. I have a cheap Coleman 6250 w generator at home that probably burns 2-3 gallons per hour, and is LOUD. I guess that is the difference between a $600 generator and a $8000 generator.

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#4294648 - 01/06/17 02:10 AM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
carloz Offline


Registered: 01/03/17
Posts: 19
Loc: Fl
Using synthetic oil and block heater can be handy during cold weather.

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#4294659 - 01/06/17 03:22 AM Re: Leaving the engine run All night long (all night) [Re: veryHeavy]
FordCapriDriver Offline


Registered: 10/22/15
Posts: 1724
Loc: Balearic Islands , Spain
trolling
No seriously i don't know if you are trolling or if you are serious... i would never leave an engine running all night unless it was -50 degrees outside and i didn't have a block heater on a car, its a massive waste of gas, it creates wear on the engine, it's unnecessary pollution etc etc etc.
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