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Old 04-26-2003, 07:04 PM   #1
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Does anyone think the 2.5L will benefit from being spun before started?
Some years ago there used to be products that would lubricate the engine before it started. Only way I can see to replicate this is to spin the whole engine, which likely has a mechanical oil pump that isn't efficient at low speeds.

The only reason I'm wondering about all this is cuz I'm setting up remote start and have a chance to work this into it. Any ideas? thanks
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Old 04-26-2003, 10:33 PM   #2
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I wouldn't bother. Just use synthetic oil if your that worried.
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Old 04-27-2003, 04:34 PM   #3
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Um, a starter SPINS the engine before it starts. Its the spinning that causes the most damage at the start. If you spin it before you start, you are doing almost the exact same as spinning it while trying to start it.
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I know, I just thought if it moved some oil before the explosions began to happen it might save some metal. Without oddball plumbing though there isn't any other easy way to do it.
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Old 04-28-2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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your engine is gonna last acouple hundred thousand miles either way. dont worry about it.
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Old 04-28-2003, 03:55 PM   #6
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Although I would never do it because I dont see the benefit my MSD DIS-2 allows me to spin the engine without starting, perhaps you could look into one of them?
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