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Santorican

Member Since 09 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Jan 29 2015 09:18 PM
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In Topic: z06 just beat the NISMO GT-R on the nurburgring

29 January 2015 - 09:18 PM



Who cares in the Z06 is slower, you also forget with every option checked  it's also 2/3 the cost of a NGTR and the only way the GTR made that time was with the NA package which isn't a factory option group, it's a bunch of bolt on aftermarket NISMO parts. By that logic I'll just hit up the GM racing catalog and spec out a Z06 with C7R parts and it's still stock right?

In Topic: New Daily Driver (ft.2014 EVO X )

20 January 2015 - 02:40 PM



I have a 2012 Evo X MR but don't plan on doing many mods outside of a Dodson transmission pan, sway bars, Ohlin coilovers, and brake cooling. The car is already fast enough but I just want to make it more reliable and handle better.

In Topic: Is it OK to let car idle for 20+ minutes?

20 January 2015 - 02:26 PM



View Postrthruska, on 20 January 2015 - 11:46 AM, said:


Again this is not research.  I was not arguing the point that the car warms up faster when driving...that is common sense.  So I guess we should all drive around in circles to avoid stop lights...that sounds reasonable
You're an idiot, there's no point discussing my point any further.

In Topic: Is it OK to let car idle for 20+ minutes?

19 January 2015 - 08:57 PM



View Postrthruska, on 19 January 2015 - 06:48 PM, said:

can you please reference your research that you are stating?  I'm open to learning of course....but so far the only research that has been quoted was a mind-numbing article at yahoo-auto or some bs like that.  I always let my car idle when it is really cold outside because I have positive reinforcement to do this.  The shifts are not smooth and very jerky plus I can hear synchro grinding from 2nd to 3rd shift when I dont remote start and let my car idle.  If i let the car warm up, the grinding does not occur/shifts are smooth and I assume this is probably a good thing.  If most of the engine wear occurs during cold start idling, then is it too far of a jump to say that idling at long stop lights, etc is also bad on the car.  My last and strongest point is that when I get in my ruined/broken down GTR from it idling too much, at least my ass is warm and the steering wheel is not frigid

Here is link talking about time vs. temp and how your car will always warm up faster when being driven.

Here is a link talking about procedures for cold starting.

Yes idling at a light is bad for your engine but will it cause your engine to break, probably not but drive how you want it isn't my car.

In Topic: Is it OK to let car idle for 20+ minutes?

19 January 2015 - 12:07 PM



Please do some research and you'll learn that cold start idling is when most of your engine wear occurs on a daily driven car. Driving your car normally will allow the car to warm up up faster and bring your oil pressure to a level to help minimize engine wear.