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Idling versus restarting

Idling versus restarting your engine — it’s wasteful and costs you more This question has been around for a long time and there are lots of myths and just plain bad advice about which uses more fuel; idling or restarting your engine. So let’s get to the facts. Starting a cold engine uses a lot of fuel When you turn the key to start a cold engine, the vehicle computer looks at these sensors: engine coolant temperature, ambient temperature sensor, the mass airflow sensor or manifold absolute pressure sensor. With … Read More

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