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Paranoia

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Samoan Thor, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:01 AM
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    Samoan Thor

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    Do y’all leave your AC on when turning the truck off? I feel like it makes the truck work harder at first startup if you leave the AC on so I always turn it off, I tell my wife all the time to turn it off but she always forgets, am I just paranoid? is it harmless to the truck? Yes I’m one of those people that wait at least a minute or 2 before driving off at first startup

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  2. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:10 AM
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    kenomouth64

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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    I do the same thing. I usually wait until I hear the air pump (AIP) turn off before I drive away. Then I always turn the AC off before I shut the truck down. I also 'amp' it up slowly as I move along, instead of turning it on max immediately (I know that it will already do this, but I do it anyway).

    Maybe, I am just paranoid like you.

    Out of curiosity are you a "prepper"?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:15 AM
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    War Machine

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    I’ve always done that with all of my vehicles. Radio also.
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    acmesupply

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    I always do the same also. Both on a 2002 Tacoma with the 3.4 and a 2015 Tundra. I have everyone turn the AC off for 15 seconds before turning the engines off.
    All three Toyotas, wife's is a Highlander, do have a delay and the AC clutch does not engage during starting.
     
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  5. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:16 AM
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    joonbug

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    I don't care about any of that. But I do try to turn off the AC before I get to my destination because people say that's what causes "smelly sock syndrome".
     
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  6. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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    14tundra

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    i don't do any of that...i get in and go!
     
  7. Oct 13, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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    I learned from my grandfather and father that you are supposed to do that so i always give it a minute or 2 minutes on colder days to warm up and get everything warmed up a little. i did it on my first car a Honda Civic, my 2nd car a Nissan Versa and my Tundra now. better safe then sorry in my opinion. i make sure to turn off the ac before i turn the truck off every time and i always put the parking break on but thats doing the most LOL
     
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  8. Oct 13, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    Ps3udonymous

    Ps3udonymous Who is the smart ass that changed the title?

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    All of my vehicles I wait until the rpms drop back down before I turn anything on and start driving.
     
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  9. Oct 13, 2017 at 12:31 PM
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    kurtwp

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    I try to turn off AC and radio and any other device I have on before I shut off the vehicle. The wife does the same. In older classic cars I would think this would be more prevalent compared to newer cars.

    Now my oldest son leaves everything on and I am surprise he remembers to shut off the vehicle, close the door, and lock it.

    Kurt
     
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  10. Oct 13, 2017 at 12:46 PM
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    I'm in Texas and I never turn the A/C or radio off, 6 years on my 2010 Tundra and my 2017 as well, never any problems. Wife and daughter always turn radio and A/C off though!
     
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  11. Oct 13, 2017 at 1:08 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 RUNNIN' WITH THE DEVIL RÖCKIN' N RÖLLIN'

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    Turn A/C on after brief warm up and turn off before turning truck off
     
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  12. Oct 13, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    TheBeast

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    no A/C needed..got Crewmax and the big ass rear window..:dancingbacon:
     
  13. Oct 13, 2017 at 1:14 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    I hardly ever use my a/c all windows down!
     
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  14. Oct 13, 2017 at 1:18 PM
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    040Tundra

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    A little of this and a little of that.
    I always turn off the AC and seat heaters before shutting the truck down. Once in a while I’ll forget the seat heaters but the AC, never. I let my truck warming up in the mornings to at least until it gets up to half way warm according to the temp gauge, then start rolling slow.

    My wife on the other hand never turns off the AC and drives it from a cold start. I’ve told her a 100 x and nada.
     
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  15. Oct 13, 2017 at 2:53 PM
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    Here in Colorado I don't use the AC, BUT growing up in FL (pre 1996) on older vehicles the AC techs would tell you that cold starting with the compressor engaged is not good for it. I have no clue how the system works or even if that is true but I never left it on when I turned off the truck.
     
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  16. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:10 PM
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    I hold my breath while I drive because I'm afraid I'll use up all the air in the cab. :crazy::crapstorm:
     
  17. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    I don't turn anything off and my roommate who is a mechanic thinks you're all crazy
     
  18. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:48 PM
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    Viper3G

    Viper3G Why isn't work more like this?

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    I've never turned anything off in any of my vehicles. Haven't had any electrical or AC/heater issues. First time I've heard of this.
     
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  19. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:58 PM
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    Bingo!

    About 3 miles from your destination is supposed to be enough time for it to "dry out".
     
  20. Oct 13, 2017 at 8:14 PM
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    Yep, turn the AC and radio off before turning the truck off. Probably was more important 25 years ago, but it's something that is a habit and can't hurt. I see VA tags, where ya't?
     
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    LMMFAO
     
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    So... I guess there's no point in getting remote start installed. 'Cause the benefit of having it would be to get the temperature right before getting into the cab. Whatcha think?
     
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  25. Oct 13, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    It is Colorado....
     
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    Lol yup. And Canada is ganna be like Colorado by next summer
     
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    Really? Aren't you guys wild enough up there? I mean, I've seen y'all do some crazy shit....and live.

    Then again, maybe the MJ has some calming effects. I wouldn't know, I'm a MJ virgin.
     
  29. Oct 13, 2017 at 9:48 PM
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    Yup. They said by next summer should be legal. Maybe your right it will help calm some people up here lol
     
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