- State of Jefferson
- 2017 CX-5 GT AWD+
Yes, but the point is the poorly lubricated time is shorter when you drive rather than idle, so the overall "damage" is reduced.So if the cold-rich-running washes away the oil from the cylinder walls, how much more damage might be cause by putting the cold engine under load (as the oil continues to get washed off the cylinder walls), just in an effort to warm it up faster to make it run lean (and be properly lubricated sooner)?
Wouldn't under-load/poorly-lubricated short driving be just as bad as no-load/poorly-lubricated extended idle?
I'm now wondering if the difference between the two is negligible.
And I agree, it's not that big a deal one way or the other. There is a period of poor lubrication no matter what.
By the time I'm settled in, buckled up, phone mounted, sunglasses on, and music set, I drive.