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Old 01-08-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Better solution than a Porsche trickle charger ....

Use the Aventador.

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Old 01-08-2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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Better solution than a trickle chargers is drive or run your car as many times as you can. I pull mine out of the garage and idle it until its warm then put it back.
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I pull mine out of the garage and idle it until its warm then put it back.
That's actually very bad for your engine.
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That's actually very bad for your engine.


That's a stretch, it's certainly not going to cause engine failure, but it's also not any better than a maintainer.
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:16 PM   #5
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I guess the Aventador link was too subtle?
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That's a stretch, it's certainly not going to cause engine failure, but it's also not any better than a maintainer.
Actually, no it isn't. UoA's show that running the car for short periods without warming it fully and driving it for at least 1/2 hour or so tend to break down the oil fairly quickly and load it with contaminents. Use a maintainer and leave it sit for the winter, your car will thank you for it...........

As for the Aventador, well that is overkill....
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^Thanks JFP you can always provide the technical answer better than the rest of us!!!
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If I haven't driven mine after a couple of weeks I will start let it idle until it reaches 180 degrees and then I go on a short drive of about 10 miles. Car is always on a maintainer. But, here in Florida the best convertible weather is upon us, so I drive it every weekend...top down of course.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but most mechanics I know only let their car idle for a minute or 2 tops. Letting it sit idle will actually warm the car up slower. Remember friction creates heat, you're supposed to drive slowly until the engine gets warm.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but most mechanics I know only let their car idle for a minute or 2 tops. Letting it sit idle will actually warm the car up slower. Remember friction creates heat, you're supposed to drive slowly until the engine gets warm.


The Porsche manual that came with the 944 (which ran awful cold) always suggested starting the car and driving it slowly as you stated. I also believe that allowing it to idle and warm up will not in itself cause an engine to fail but to err to what you stated makes more sense. I don't see why letting it sit till spring is an issue either.

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