Nothing horribly bad that I know of, but didn't consider length of trips. How do you know your exact temps? I have the Lx. Do the higher trims give digital readout?What are your old habits? Does your temp gauge never reach the middle?
Coming up 23 mos. now and just turned over 11K miles so I think I easily fall into the "around town, short trip" category.......no issues, other than the shifter button being replaced. I just can't see wasting gas to satisfy a mythical minimum miles driven number.
FWIW, I monitor engine coolant temp.......subfreezing ambient or triple digit ambient, normal engine coolant temp ranges 177F-186F as long as the radiator efans are running.
Nice! Going to look into that. Any risk of voiding warranty?
That's why I'm using the word mythical........in subfreezing ambients and using the heater will take more time/miles to reach normal operating temp than driving in triple digit ambients using the a/c. Again, I don't worry about it..........I do practice the blue words in my signature religiously.Nothing horribly bad that I know of, but didn't consider length of trips. How do you know your exact temps? I have the Lx. Do the higher trims give digital readout?
Ah ok. If I may ask one more question. Do these have to be plugged in while driving, or can you plug in and pull data at anytime such as max temps reached?Another FWIW, the temp numbers in the pic above are after a short, <3 mile round trip in 87F ambient, 10 A.M. round trip.
I'm going to say yes, it must be plugged in. In fact, the instructions say for initial use, start the motor 1st, then plug the unit in. In a few seconds, the unit will start displaying. It's providing instantaneous/real time info. BST and RPM will change very rapidly, depending on throttle position. I think, but can't swear to it, that it will provide historical/max numbers for a trip, again, not positive about that.. That info may be in the instructions, but since I do not use that feature, I do not know for sure. Firing off an email to Linear Logic will probably give you answers to all your questions.Ah ok. If I may ask one more question. Do these have to be plugged in while driving, or can you plug in and pull data at anytime such as max temps reached?
Reason I ask is I've seen some inexpensive BT units but they are bulky and do not want it plugged in while driving. Scanguage looks sweet but that thing would be stolen in my area (nyc) so I'd need to hide it somehow.