Originally Posted by Finrdz
I am prepping. I am going to have the ac off I am going to have the phones charging as needed. I just want something to go off of. A few hours hear and there I am hoping it will last a few days
Why?? Charge the phone in your house or other building. Why idle a vehicle (other than the big boy trucks) for hours???
The diesels do it, but those engines are designed for it. Our autos are not. I don't think it's good for a gas engine powered vehicle to idle for that long a period. Not only that, but the polutants you'd be putting in the air should discourage you from doing it. In Germany, it's against the law to idle an engine longer than a minute; you have to turn them off and re-start them. My wife's new BMW 325 has the auto shutoff/restart feature; it shuts off after 30 seconds of idle, then re-starts as soon as you remove your foot from the pedal. Yes, it can be disabled, but it goes to show that the pollutants during idle are now being addressed by the auto manufacturers.