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Nov 19, 8:31pm - #331257 
Heating

I know that the new Celicas have digital sensors and that digital is much more accurate than analog, and I was noticing that once you drive for a while you're engine heat stays at a 45* angle right? Well, in the morning I always heat my engine to that point, drive to school, and leave the car parked and off (duh!). But when I come back it's all the way back down. My parents say that once a car has been driven at least once a day, you don't have to heat it up again. My question is, should I heat it up even though I had already done it in the morning?

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Nov 19, 9:04pm - #331258 
i usually just let my car warm up for a few minutes till it moves up one mark... I usually let it warm up a little after not driving for a while like after school but i don't wait for it to get to its "normal" temp just warmed up a bit


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Nov 19, 10:46pm - #331259 
It depends on where you live, the season, and how long between drives. In summer where I live, I can leave my car parked outside for 4 hours and I'm lucky if it drops 2 bars.

The GTS will not let you enter lift and it's generally a bad idea to stress its engine until it's heated up to a certain point. You don't need to heat it up until it reaches that 45 degree angle that it stays at all the time, but it is helpful to heat it a little. Most people find that a little bit after getting to the second mark from the bottom that the car will let them enter lift.

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Nov 19, 11:23pm - #331260 
Originally Posted by crespo_h69

I know that the new Celicas have digital sensors and that digital is much more accurate than analog, and I was noticing that once you drive for a while you're engine heat stays at a 45* angle right? Well, in the morning I always heat my engine to that point, drive to school, and leave the car parked and off (duh!). But when I come back it's all the way back down. My parents say that once a car has been driven at least once a day, you don't have to heat it up again. My question is, should I heat it up even though I had already done it in the morning?


If you know something about cars, mechanical gauges are way better because they don't have the tendacy to give false readings, and they don't happen to get a short in the circuit.

All you gotta do is fire it up, and drive. Just don't drive hard while the engine is cold. The oil pump turns on as soon as the engine is started, so you don't have to wait long to drive it.


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Nov 19, 11:26pm - #331261 
I agree with Polykarb on the mechanical gauges...there's such a huge gap between normal operating temp and overheating. I'd prefer a bit of a warning if my engine overheats.

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Nov 20, 12:10pm - #331262 
Originally Posted by renfield90
It depends on where you live, the season, and how long between drives. In summer where I live, I can leave my car parked outside for 4 hours and I'm lucky if it drops 2 bars.

The GTS will not let you enter lift and it's generally a bad idea to stress its engine until it's heated up to a certain point. You don't need to heat it up until it reaches that 45 degree angle that it stays at all the time, but it is helpful to heat it a little. Most people find that a little bit after getting to the second mark from the bottom that the car will let them enter lift.


NOOB here, what's lift?

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Nov 20, 12:28pm - #331263 
Originally Posted by crespo_h69

NOOB here, what's lift?


It's a different cam profile. Adds an extra 40hp once you hit 6000rpms or so. Give it a try man!

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Nov 20, 1:26pm - #331264 
Originally Posted by robare99
Originally Posted by crespo_h69

NOOB here, what's lift?


It's a different cam profile. Adds an extra 40hp once you hit 6000rpms or so. Give it a try man!


40? Wow, and this is in all stock cars right? You mean where it just pushes you forward? I thought that was at 5000.

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Nov 23, 6:10pm - #331265 
How long does it last?

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Nov 23, 6:12pm - #331266 
You have a GTS and you never noticed it before? wtf


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Nov 23, 6:14pm - #331267 
Originally Posted by RevMonster
You have a GTS and you never noticed it before? wtf

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Nov 23, 8:50pm - #331268 
Originally Posted by crespo_h69
I know that the new Celicas have digital sensors and that digital is much more accurate than analog, and I was noticing that once you drive for a while you're engine heat stays at a 45* angle right? Well, in the morning I always heat my engine to that point, drive to school, and leave the car parked and off (duh!). But when I come back it's all the way back down. My parents say that once a car has been driven at least once a day, you don't have to heat it up again. My question is, should I heat it up even though I had already done it in the morning?



You only need to wait 30 seconds after a cold start before you drive the car, don't wait until it warms up ALL THE WAY.

And it depends on the temperature outside, but a car can go all the way from hot to completely cool in a matter of hours. In the summer, it may take like 4-5 hours, and in the winter maybe an hour.


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