Engine starts when car switched on - why?

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Old 08 Sep 2010, 04:39 pm   #1 (permalink)
marais
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When I first turn on my new Prius, after it has been off for some time
(say overnight) the ICE starts and runs for a minute or two, even if the
car has only moved a few feet. This seems to happen almost every time,
and I was wondering why. It doesn't seem to correlate with the state of
the battery charge.

Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
know if this is still present in the current model?

Marais
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 06:02 am   #2 (permalink)
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In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
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> When I first turn on my new Prius, after it has been off for some time
> (say overnight) the ICE starts and runs for a minute or two, even if the
> car has only moved a few feet. This seems to happen almost every time,
> and I was wondering why. It doesn't seem to correlate with the state of
> the battery charge.


Your owner's manual actually explains this.

It *must* get the engine to a certain operating temperature in order to
reduce emissions.
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 06:02 am   #3 (permalink)
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In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
wrote:

> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
> know if this is still present in the current model?


What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 07:08 am   #4 (permalink)
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Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
>> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
>> know if this is still present in the current model?

>
> What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?


Thanks for your predictable and oh-so-helpful response.



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Old 09 Sep 2010, 09:49 am   #5 (permalink)
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marais wrote:
> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>> In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
>>> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
>>> know if this is still present in the current model?

>>
>> What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?

>
> Thanks for your predictable and oh-so-helpful response.
>
>
>



Need help or instructions on how to open the glove box?
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 10:49 am   #6 (permalink)
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News wrote:
> marais wrote:
>> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>>> In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
>>>> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
>>>> know if this is still present in the current model?
>>>
>>> What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?

>>
>> Thanks for your predictable and oh-so-helpful response.
>>
>>
>>

>
>
> Need help or instructions on how to open the glove box?


No I'm OK with that, thanks. I will know better in the future, though,
than to come here looking for info about Priuses (substitute your own
more-correct-than-mine version of the plural here.)

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Old 09 Sep 2010, 12:38 pm   #7 (permalink)
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In article <4C88C021.3010309@nowhere.com>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
wrote:

> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
> > In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
> >> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
> >> know if this is still present in the current model?

> >
> > What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?

>
> Thanks for your predictable and oh-so-helpful response.


We've noticed that you still haven't bothered to read the owner's manual
to your shiny new $25,000 toy.

Why is that?

Are you demanding that the world spoon-feed you basic information that's
included as part of your $25,000 purchase? You shouldn't HAVE to read
the manual, is that right? After all, you know how to drive, right?
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Old 09 Sep 2010, 12:40 pm   #8 (permalink)
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In article <i6artm$udr$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
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> > Need help or instructions on how to open the glove box?

>
> No I'm OK with that, thanks. I will know better in the future, though,
> than to come here looking for info about Priuses


This is a great resource for information about Priuses.

It's just not the place to come to have people read the owner's manual
to you, that's all.

Now, if you HAVE read the owner's manual and you're confused about
something or you've found it has omitted something crucial, that's fine.

But don't sit on your fat ass, too lazy to reach for the owner's manual,
and ask that it be spoon-fed to you by others in the world.

Hey, I've got an idea: why don't I answer your question, in return for
you painting my house?
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Old 13 Sep 2010, 07:24 am   #9 (permalink)
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On 2010-09-09 12:38:12 -0400, Elmo P. Shagnasty said:

> In article <4C88C021.3010309@nowhere.com>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
>>> In article <i68s2h$kk$1@speranza.aioe.org>, marais <abcd@nowhere.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
>>>> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
>>>> know if this is still present in the current model?
>>>
>>> What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?

>>
>> Thanks for your predictable and oh-so-helpful response.

>
> We've noticed that you still haven't bothered to read the owner's manual
> to your shiny new $25,000 toy.
>
> Why is that?
>
> Are you demanding that the world spoon-feed you basic information that's
> included as part of your $25,000 purchase? You shouldn't HAVE to read
> the manual, is that right? After all, you know how to drive, right?


Shagnasty , moms still not putting out or you just having a bad day?

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Old 13 Sep 2010, 08:17 am   #10 (permalink)
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In article <2010091307243953506-operating@thehospitalnet>,
House <operating@thehospital.net> wrote:

> >>>> Another question: early Priuses had a vacuum flask for storing the
> >>>> engine coolant while the car was parked, to retain heat. Does anyone
> >>>> know if this is still present in the current model?
> >>>
> >>> What does the owner's manual of your shiny new $25,000 toy say?
> >>
> >> Thanks for your predictable and oh-so-helpful response.

> >
> > We've noticed that you still haven't bothered to read the owner's manual
> > to your shiny new $25,000 toy.
> >
> > Why is that?
> >
> > Are you demanding that the world spoon-feed you basic information that's
> > included as part of your $25,000 purchase? You shouldn't HAVE to read
> > the manual, is that right? After all, you know how to drive, right?

>
> Shagnasty , moms still not putting out or you just having a bad day?


Just keeping the noise out.
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