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Series 3 Could daily starting cause a problem?

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by Saxo, Nov 8, 2019.

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  1. Saxo

    Saxo New Member

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    Gents, I have 72 series 3 diesel. I keep it at work but have to start it every morning/evening to move out of the way of our shop. I do occasionally fly her round the block but I'm wondering if there can be damage doing this long term??
     
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    Rather than doing harm, regularly starting and running an engine is good for it and driving it, even a relatively short distance, is also better than leaving it standing. If possible, allow the engine to reach normal operating temperature before switching it off.
     
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    The battery may suffer from not enough recharge time but easy enough to trickle charge say once a month, its what I do with my 77 Series 3 farm run around which usually does short runs.
     
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    An old diesel belter will take around 5 miles to really get hot and running sweat. What you describe isn’t enough consistent running to get the oil circulating through the journals and lubricating valves etc. You’re not doing anything to help the engine just doing what you describe.
     
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    I would be looking to do a longer run every week as its will be getting a lot of condensation.
     
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