Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 32
  1. #1
    Tsikot Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    206

    Default Not using your car for a long period of time

    For a CRDi, say you'll not be using it for 5 months, is it still necessary to "idle" and warm-up the engine every week? Or is it better to just leave it alone?
    ADVERTISEMENTS

  2. #2
    KBR
    KBR is offline
    Tsikot Member Rank 3 KBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Vallejo, California
    Posts
    710

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    mods, pls. delete my first post. thanks.
    Last edited by KBR; 02-04-2008 at 12:22 PM. Reason: double post.. pls. delete.

  3. #3
    KBR
    KBR is offline
    Tsikot Member Rank 3 KBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Vallejo, California
    Posts
    710

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggs View Post
    For a CRDi, say you'll not be using it for 5 months, is it still necessary to "idle" and warm-up the engine every week? Or is it better to just leave it alone?

    hey man, it would be better if you try to at least start the car once a week, or even once every two weeks. that way, you wont let the Battery drain. or if you dont have time to start the car every two weeks, then just disconnect the Battery.

    also, by the time your going to start using the car, try to prime the engine first. let the engine crank for a few seconds, before the initial start-up.


    aite, peace.

  4. #4
    Tsikot Supervisor suysuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    908

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    once a week paandarin ma gas man or diesel. kasi ma drain battery mo nyan.

  5. #5
    Tsikot Member sboogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    cavite
    Posts
    276

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    at least once a week warm up your engine to avoid stuck up. well oiled engine internals last longer than engines that are used seldom.

  6. #6
    CVT
    CVT is offline
    Hoosier'ed Hotspur CVT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Camp Big Falcon
    Posts
    24,213

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggs View Post
    For a CRDi, say you'll not be using it for 5 months, is it still necessary to "idle" and warm-up the engine every week? Or is it better to just leave it alone?

    Itakbo mo iyan bro.,,,,, magkakaroon ng epekto sa gulong kung nakaparada lang iyan for 5 months.....

    5303


  7. #7
    Tsikot Member Rank 4 cardo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,961

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    I had a problem after I did not use my car(gas, mazda3) for two weeks. Battery died good thing I had the mazda emergency assistance ek ek. One phone call and somebody came and jumpstarted my car.

    The other problem I had experienced(although this was several years ago with a lancer), after a week of not being used, the car vibrated considerably when I started it for the first time. after a few minutes, it went back to normal.

  8. #8
    Tsikot Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    206

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by KBR View Post
    hey man, it would be better if you try to at least start the car once a week, or even once every two weeks. that way, you wont let the Battery drain. or if you dont have time to start the car every two weeks, then just disconnect the Battery.

    also, by the time your going to start using the car, try to prime the engine first. let the engine crank for a few seconds, before the initial start-up.


    aite, peace.
    Ok, pero sabi sa kabilang thread masama daw ang cold idling sa makina. Saka kung papaandarin lang ng mga 5 minuto tapos patay agad (i.e. every week), wala pa sa proper operating temp yung makina kaya masama din.

    Mas maganda nga siguro kung idiskonekta na lang yung baterya. After 5 months, may charge pa kaya yung baterya nuon? Also, how do you "crank" the engine for a few seconds before starting?

  9. #9
    Tsikot Member Rank 4
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Bulacan
    Posts
    2,333

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    1 week pa lang drained na ang baterya? Hindi kaya mahina na talaga yun? Am not sure about the idling pero I'd suggest you also up the tire pressure of your tires para huwag ma oblong -- going to the recommended pressure of the TIRE rather than the CAR.

  10. #10
    KBR
    KBR is offline
    Tsikot Member Rank 3 KBR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Vallejo, California
    Posts
    710

    Default Re: Not using your car for a long period of time

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggs View Post
    Ok, pero sabi sa kabilang thread masama daw ang cold idling sa makina. Saka kung papaandarin lang ng mga 5 minuto tapos patay agad (i.e. every week), wala pa sa proper operating temp yung makina kaya masama din.

    Mas maganda nga siguro kung idiskonekta na lang yung baterya. After 5 months, may charge pa kaya yung baterya nuon? Also, how do you "crank" the engine for a few seconds before starting?
    well, hindi naman talaga masama mag idle ng at least 5-10 mins. pag mga 30 mins to 1 hr, oo masama. pero I doubt that even 10-15 mins of ilding would affect the engine severly. (imagine nalang pag stuck ka sa traffic ng at least 10-15 mins, diba?) ang mas masama sa makina ay yung yung itatakbo mo ka-agad ang oto right after na ini-start mo.

    also, to crank the engine w/out completely starting it up, all you have to do is to disconnect the EFI fuse *specially on EFI gasoline engines* or the Fuel Pump fuse (or relay) *either on EFI engines or Diesel engines*. and pag old skool carb engine, i-disconnect lang Ignition Coil wire sa Dist. Cap.


    aite, peace.

ADVERTISEMENTS

Receive Latest Cars For Sale Alerts via Email

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Tsikot Car Finder Latest Car Listings
Thousands of Tsikoteers see these ads everyday. Get better results with your car ads. Post your cars for sale at Tsikot Car Finder now!


Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •