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Sitting idle oil types #4491494
08/17/17 10:47 PM
08/17/17 10:47 PM
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OK, USA
bradtech Offline OP
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OK, USA
Daughter started going to school. Wife has been having to sit idle for extended period of times in mornings & evenings to drop off & pick up. Been hot weather so keeps the Santa Fe non-turbo 2.7L below in signature running. Plan on doing 3000-3500 intervals on GTX HM. See any issues with that kind of OCI with extended idle times 20-30 minutes or should I switch over to a full syn like Edge/Edge HM.

*itching to change* laugh


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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491501
08/17/17 10:55 PM
08/17/17 10:55 PM
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Central Washington
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Central Washington
Will not be an issue on either oil.

Last edited by Colt45ws; 08/17/17 10:55 PM.

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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491611
08/18/17 06:44 AM
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Charlotte
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I often see 50+ SUV's lined up idling away outside schools and think to myself wow, what an incredible waste of energy.

Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491650
08/18/17 07:37 AM
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Miller88 Offline
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Why does it have to idle so long?


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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491662
08/18/17 07:55 AM
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
My truck idles for 6-8 hrs a day. It's a Ford F-150 with 4.6. I don't worry about the oil. Your over thinking the idling. For all you are doing that won't hurt a thing.
It's Hot in Florida so that's idling to run the air conditioner which is even more of a load on the engine.
I do change the oil every 3000 miles though.



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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491675
08/18/17 08:22 AM
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Caribbean
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Yeah because of the heat, in my country a lot of vehicles idle long when waiting (school for example again).
It wont be a problem.

Last edited by Nissan101; 08/18/17 08:23 AM.

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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491731
08/18/17 09:19 AM
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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If it's really itching you, do a UOA to see what is really going on rather than dumping the oil for no reason.


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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4491874
08/18/17 12:11 PM
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Crawfordville FL
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Crawfordville FL
1hr idle = 30 miles driving


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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: planeman223] #4491889
08/18/17 12:31 PM
08/18/17 12:31 PM
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Western S.C. since 1996
CR94 Offline
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Originally Posted By: planeman223
I often see 50+ SUV's lined up idling away outside schools and think to myself wow, what an incredible waste of energy.
Indeed. Any resource that becomes sufficiently cheap will be wasted or misused.


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Re: Sitting idle oil types [Re: bradtech] #4492233
08/18/17 07:22 PM
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West Michigan
Spike555 Offline
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West Michigan
I am a FedEx Ground driver, my van runs all day long, constant hard acceleration, heavy loads, cold weather, hot weather, high humidity...idling is not the issue, oil changes are.
Your engine is still running at whatever temp it is going to run at, it's not running hotter because it is idling, the oil is not hotter because it is idling. All you are doing is wasting fuel and keeping cool. Keeping your wife cool is the key to a happy marriage. Lol


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