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Old 06-29-2014, 02:11 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
Isn`t another factor in engine life the frequency or otherwise of cold starts. Viz the life of the taxi engine which, despite the usual driver abuse, way exceeds the same engine in the same family car, because the taxi works near 24/7 with multiple drivers, and never gets cold. Much like Irish Rambler`s 1M mile Merc truck. Real "trawlers", and charter/hire boats, achieve high hours too.
That's one of the benefits of equipping block heaters and using them in all but the heat of summer. And some guys even use them then. As noted above, using your engines and religious maintenance is best of all.

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