Tag: idling

47 Posts

Jun 01, 1995

Any idea what could be causing this Accord's herky-jerky vibration?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Honda Accord with almost miles on it There's a problem that my mechanic can't seem to fix The car vibrates at stop lights so I put it into Neutral which seems to help some But it jerks...

idling

May 01, 1995

Any suggestions to keep my car from "dieseling"?

Dear Car Talk

My car engine does not always turn off immediately It diesels My cousin suggests turning the key off while the car is in Drive or Reverse Should I do it Bill TOM You can do it Bill But you might...

idling engines

Nov 01, 1994

My friend Ralph not his real name he's a little...

Dear Car Talk

My friend Ralph not his real name he's a little sensitive about this had a problem with his ' Chevy Cavalier RS the other day When Ralph and his wife arrived at the parking garage -- their jobs are in...

idling

Feb 01, 1994

About years ago I moved from Boston to Florida to...

Dear Car Talk

About years ago I moved from Boston to Florida to escape the cold When I lived up north I would always rev my engine a bit before starting out Now that I'm in Florida I have always felt that it...

idling

Dec 01, 1993

Idling your engine on cold mornings without driving it will do more harm than good.

Dear Car Talk

I am an elderly woman and I like to take very good care of my car My question concerns a car that has to be left outside in the winter with no garage and is only used about once a...

winter idling driving tips

Nov 01, 1993

Idling is necessary to preserve a turbo-charger.

Dear Car Talk

I have a Volvo sedan It's equipped with a turbo charger to boost the power of the four cylinder engine The owner's manual says that the engine should be allowed to idle at least two minutes before shut-off The problems...

turbo idling

Nov 01, 1993

A high idle speed wreaks havoc on icy roads.

Dear Car Talk

I have a slick-streets problem with a front-wheel-drive car that my dealer can't help me with When I am slowing down below ten miles per hour on an icy street even using the breaks as lightly as I can the...

winter idling

Sep 01, 1993

Idling turbo-charged engines: a necessary evil?

Dear Car Talk

I recently read an advertisement for a product called a Turbo Timer that leaves the engine running at idle for up to ten minutes after you park the car and remove the keys The ad claimed that this would stabilize...

turbo idling

Dec 01, 1992

Why does the my engine sound like it is still running after I turn off the car?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Ford Escort After I turn off the ignition and pull out the key the car still sounds like it's running Why Carlos RAY Because it is Carlos TOM When this happens it's called dieseling because it's running...

engines idling

Oct 01, 1992

Frank believes that the heater setting has nothing to do with engine warm up. Is he right?

Dear Car Talk

After long hours studying the service manuals of several brands of cars I have concluded that you may be wrong about thermostats car warm up and coolant flow A car's thermostat keeps the coolant circulating in the engine until it...

idling heating