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Steve M Steve M is offline
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Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: Brooklyn, NY US of A
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Condensations issues are something that I never considered.
How does that affect the longevity of the engine?
My thinking was along the lines of this, the metal to metal friction that is created when cold causes microscopic particles of metal to chunk off. Once the engine warms up the metal becomes softer which helps friction. Even though the pistons expand so to do the cylinders. But even though I've been told that idling any car for long periods of time I dont know why. For instance a diesel generator that sits and produces current is run at a constant RPM for extended periods. Their maintainence intervals are judged by the amount of hours spent operating.
So my next question is why is idling a warmed up engine bad?

Steve M
Old 10-20-1999, 07:16 AM
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