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  • NP DID, How long for warm up

    Hello all,
    Fairly inane question, but roughly how long roughly on average does it take your NP DID to reach operating temperature, as determined by temperature guage. I know there are a lot of variables in this question, but mine seems to take up to 10minutes, whilst commadores, suzuki and my old Pajero only take about 4 minutes. Just want to guage wether to investigate thermostat.

    Thanks
    Bernard
    2003 NP DID GLS Auto, 50mm Iron Man Suspension, ARB BBar, Chinese winch, custom fridge/equipment rack, Rhino RoofBars and alum TGM roof rack, UHF CB, Bridgstone D697 265/70-16, Safari Snorkel, Polyair

  • #2
    Hi Bernard, I don't think 10 min's is to long to come to reach full operating temp, but if in dought I normally take my cars to a radiator specialist for all these related problems.
    Dual Battery
    80Ltr Waeco
    91Ltr Longrange Tank
    3" Lovells/Bilstein
    3” Exhaust
    Winch
    NP 05 DID

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    • #3
      10 minutes is about right.
      Peter
      2018 QE Pajero Sport Exceed.

      4WD History: 2011 MN Triton GLX-R. 2004 NP GLS DiD. 2002 Freelander Td4. 1996 Subaru DL. Learnt in a 1980 Ford F100.

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      • #4
        I judge mine by distance which is about 3 - 4 kms from home (at about 50kph) until it reaches the right temp. This would take about 5 minutes I suppose. After the first kilometre the gauge has not even moved but starts to rise steadily after that.

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        • #5
          I'm with the others - about 5km of driving. If you just let it sit and idle it wont actually come up to temp. It needs a load to do so. Might do in summer. Our NM petrol would come up to temp at idle.
          16 Mitsu NX Pajero GLX
          10 Ford LV Focus ST / XR5

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          • #6
            Thanks for the info all, seem long warm up is normal, so wont panic.
            en
            Bernard
            2003 NP DID GLS Auto, 50mm Iron Man Suspension, ARB BBar, Chinese winch, custom fridge/equipment rack, Rhino RoofBars and alum TGM roof rack, UHF CB, Bridgstone D697 265/70-16, Safari Snorkel, Polyair

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            • #7
              You should never leave the newer engines idle until warmed up - they are designed to be driven at a stead pace during the warming up period.

              "newer" - any jap/euro engine and more recent aus engines.
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              Marquis
              SOLD - NT MY10 DiD, ARB D/Bar, Airtec, LRA 81L, Bil/Lov 2", BCDC1220+AGM, P3

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              • #8
                Good point Marquis, I have actually seen a couple of late model Landcruisers glazed up from long periods of idling / no load.

                Pat
                16 Mitsu NX Pajero GLX
                10 Ford LV Focus ST / XR5

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by psproule View Post
                  Good point Marquis, I have actually seen a couple of late model Landcruisers glazed up from long periods of idling / no load.

                  Pat
                  That's normal - I know that the newer engines require a minimum 20% to 30% load otherwise glazing, fuel in engine oil, start to run rough after 20 minutes, etc will occur (ie you have to change the oil much more regularly)
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                  Marquis
                  SOLD - NT MY10 DiD, ARB D/Bar, Airtec, LRA 81L, Bil/Lov 2", BCDC1220+AGM, P3

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