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JT
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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2012 12:01:06 AM

On a normal day I would shut the engine off if I expected to be at idle for:
1 minute (or even less)
1 to 2 minutes
2 to 4 minutes
4 or 5 minutes
longer than 5 minutes
I would just let it idle
My engine shuts off automatically
NA / I don’t drive

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reefer
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:19:15 PM

1 or 2 at most
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:49:02 AM

longer than 5 minutes
dockersbin
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2013 9:31:53 PM

more than 5 minutes
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2012 1:03:30 AM

longer than 5 minutes
achung53
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Message Posted: Dec 20, 2012 12:54:13 PM

longer than 5 minutes
coffeebrake1015
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2012 6:57:04 PM

longer then 5 minutes.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 4:13:03 AM

?
bulldog6236
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Message Posted: Sep 25, 2012 7:09:17 PM

2 to 4 minutes. At todays gas prices it would not be smart to continue to idle, plus its good to cut down on the pollution.
mariphillips
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Message Posted: Sep 12, 2012 5:56:18 PM

4 to five min
mik325tds
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Message Posted: Sep 11, 2012 6:40:41 AM

2 to 4 minutes
Geo1002
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Message Posted: Sep 9, 2012 10:40:03 AM

More than five minutes.
Spiderdude
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 2:43:59 AM

1 to 2 waste not want not
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Sep 5, 2012 2:38:56 AM

2 to 4
Ferdman17
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Message Posted: Sep 4, 2012 4:19:38 PM

1 to 2 minutes
No reason to let the car idle
gasscout_1
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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2012 11:33:16 PM

1 to 2 minutes
mik325tds
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2012 10:10:51 AM

2 min or longer.
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2012 12:24:17 AM

2 to 4min.
GULFSTREAM
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 5:11:00 PM

2 TO 4 MIN.
MsPeachi747
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Message Posted: May 29, 2012 10:08:27 AM

On a normal day I would shut the engine off if I expected to be at idle for:

Longer than 5 minutes
mcapple1996NY
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Message Posted: May 23, 2012 4:57:40 PM

3 minutes
Sumflow
Rookie Author Honolulu

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 6:24:11 AM

If I know I have to wait I shut it off. If I am already waiting after a few minutes I turn it off.
ranger1169
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2012 1:58:47 AM

5 min.
hatmanOR
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2012 3:13:08 PM

I would just let it idle.
RR52DE
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2012 9:19:16 AM

2 to 4 minutes
cindipaz
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 3:22:40 AM

that's what curbs and sidewalks are for in small towns-the cops are all busy with tied up traffic! No wait at all
candyhappygal
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2012 5:43:03 AM

2-4 minutes
STONEAB
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2012 4:08:27 PM

NORMALLY IT DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER DURING SPRING,SUMMER,AN FALL MY CAR ISNT LEFT IDLING IN THE WINTER 15 MINS TOPS
mcapple1996NY
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 5:29:31 PM

1-2 minutes
Mekuru
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Message Posted: Mar 10, 2012 3:29:12 PM

i usually just let it idle
51emeralds
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2012 1:56:30 PM

I generally shut my engine off immediately after parking, if I plan to sit for more than 3-4 minutes.
boops54
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2012 9:37:32 PM

longer than 5 minutes
francescaromana
Sophomore Author Modesto

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Message Posted: Feb 29, 2012 12:44:37 PM

I shut it off whenever I'm going to idle for any amount of time.
dre596
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2012 6:26:07 PM

4 or 5 minutes
AriesMMD
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2012 12:20:43 PM

any time I have to sit for more than a couple minutes other than at a stop light.
OaklandInvaders
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 12:57:26 PM

Anything that creates 0 mile for idling longer than 1 min.
geminisweety
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2012 2:35:57 PM

i think i'm wasteing gas...for me its usually about 10 min
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Feb 17, 2012 10:19:39 AM

1 to 2
jbjb1300
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2012 4:22:27 PM

My Prius shuts off automatically and starts back with battery power. I think that certainly aids in fuel economy. I'm afraid to shut off my Buick for fear it may not start...
vtroger
Veteran Author Vermont

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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2012 12:28:17 AM

Maybe if I am at a very long train but there isn't any of that nearby so I haven't shut off my car in years.
HFAJR0034
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2012 9:17:44 AM

1 to 2mi.
reefer
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2012 9:03:37 AM

Not in traffic except for a train or the likes otherwise 15 or 20 seconds
nruf55
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2012 11:45:47 AM

5 minutes
pathvet
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2012 6:34:53 PM

my diesel needs to cool a little if I have been running on, but otherwise I would shut down if I thought it was going to be >1 minute.
Tanner_1
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2012 11:05:40 AM

Turn it off after 4-5 minutes
tinkerCA
Rookie Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2012 12:23:21 AM

turn off engine after 4 to5 minutes
MOREDLEG
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2012 3:56:57 PM

Let it idle
libman
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2012 11:18:04 PM

longer than 5 minutes
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2012 1:25:43 AM

1 minute or less.
LXH18
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Message Posted: Jan 10, 2012 8:22:19 PM

1 to 2 minutes
simsbrenda39
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2012 3:09:29 PM

2-4 minutes
charmer1212
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Message Posted: Jan 9, 2012 12:17:33 PM

2-4 minutes
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