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post #1 of 14 Old 05-21-2010, 11:46 AM Thread Starter
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Crank it up right away

Is there any harm to crank up the engine right away instead of waiting for the warm up light on the panel to go out first?

I tried that and my truck comes to life without hesitation. I want to know if that would hurt anything in the engine.

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No doesn't hurt anything that I know of. I don't think I've ever waited for my light to go off.

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try doing it in temperatures under 40 and see how it likes you then.
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My truck doesn't like it at all, it loops about 10 times really bad then dies. I just wait for the light or the door dinger to turn off, which ever is first.

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Hell on my 02 I dont even have the beeps, but i still wait about 5 seconds
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It won't hurt anything at all. The only problems that could happen is on cold days it will be much harder to start. The "wait to start" is just for the glow plugs, which heat the cylinder so that its easier for the fuel to ignite.

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I have to disagree...

The more cranking it takes to start, the more wear on your - Starter - Ring Gear - Batteries - Alternator - and who knows what else?

Why don't you simply let the GP system do it's job?

Are you really in That Much of a rush?

No matter what time of year it is, I wait, I even like to let it run for a few mins too (it always seems to me to be kind of straining, the trans revs higher before it moves, if I don't)

I think the Real "Can't Hurt" is to give everything a chance to do it's job
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When its above 60F outside the plugs have a minimal effect, but i'd wait till the fuel pump stops which is about aslong as the light stays on anyways.....
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I have to disagree...

The more cranking it takes to start, the more wear on your - Starter - Ring Gear - Batteries - Alternator - and who knows what else?

Why don't you simply let the GP system do it's job?

Are you really in That Much of a rush?

No matter what time of year it is, I wait, I even like to let it run for a few mins too (it always seems to me to be kind of straining, the trans revs higher before it moves, if I don't)

I think the Real "Can't Hurt" is to give everything a chance to do it's job
It will put a bit more wear on the starter and batts. Not really so much the alt though. Nothing noticable anyway.

I forget the air temperature reading but over a certain temp the glow plugs don't even turn on, even though the light still does.

The light is independent from the the plugs, which is really stupid.

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I "wait to start" on the first crank of the day. After that I get in and turn the key

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