Hmm... Very new car, lots of miles though... NBRs thoughts?

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  1. Syndrome

    Syndrome Torque Matters

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    lol, the hilux wishes it could accommodate the I6(cummins) I'm speaking of. It would surely crush it(thats after you extended the engine bay so it would fit inside). But yes, its pretty ridiculous that they don't offer a diesel in the Tacoma.
     
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    I can run alot longer and faster by just "running" as opposed to stopping and starting and stopping and starting, I think we both know which one would wear you out or get you tired faster.
     
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    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Well when they both go the same distance mileage wise, it wouldn't make a difference. There is a reason the odometer in cars don't say "---- highway miles" and "----- city miles" because it's irrelevant.
     
  4. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Alright, good discussion guys :D

    So basically, forget it, even if its an '05??
     
  5. stewie

    stewie What the deuce?

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    Actually, for the engine, "highway miles" are worse, because 90% of the time you're running the engine at a constant speed for a long period of time, which is something an engine doesn't like. It's better to have the engine running at different rpm.
     
  6. aan310

    aan310 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Alright, thanks stewie!


    What i'm gona do is look at it one of these days, since its close, but im thinking im not gona be getting it.
     
  7. Colton

    Colton Also Proudly American

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    Yeah, your best bet is to stick to something with lower miles. ;)

    Good choice aan. :)
     
  8. TravisBean

    TravisBean Notebook Evangelist

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    @ Highway Vs City debate.
    Yes, but some cars have an odometer that indicates how long a vehicle idles, and in city driving there is a lot more time idling at stop lights. So therefore the engine has made more revolutions per mile driven when you take into account time spent sitting in traffic and going nowhere, which of course can happen on the highway also, but is more likely to happen in bumper to bumper City traffic.


    More important than Hgwy Vs City is, good care Vs abuse. Did they change the oil regularly ? Did they pull over immediately if there was an over temp problem, or try to drive another 5 miles to the next exit? Did they drive responsibly, or, try to see how fast they could go over the railroad tracks and not loose the muffler? Did they service the transmission by a good transmission specialist instead of "Johnny, I know how to pump your gas ?"
    In other words, did they treat the car like they wanted it to last 200,000 miles or did they just plan on draining it for 4 years and then buying another vehicle?

    I thought that was mainly for brand new/rebuilt engine's during the "Break In" period.
     
  9. Clutch

    Clutch cute and cuddly boys

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    So you are going down the road in 5th for a few hours then all of a sudden it is a good idea to run in 4th for a bit? That does not make sense to me. Doesn't reving the engine cause stress?
     
  10. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    An odometer that indicates idling time? Where, what vehicle(s), and how does it work? I've never heard of one.


    As far as varying your engine's rpms goes, I know that you're supposed to do that when you're breaking in a new engine, so that the rings seat properly against the sides of the cylinder. There's a bit of a discussion of the matter here, including a link to a rather ... interesting article on break-in secrets.

    In this case, since the thing has high mileage already, varying the rpms is unlikely to be necessary unless you either (a) put a brand-new engine in, or (b) have the existing engine rebored.
     
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