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Old 21st July 2012, 13:31   #46
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@ tsk! man! lol

There are guys here @ TBHP who drive,sleep etc when they go for long drives. And IIRC, they have the AC switched on while they sleep ( with a window left open a little).
Lets see if they come up and post here about their experience.

As long as you maintain your car, it should work non-stop.

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Old 21st July 2012, 14:53   #47
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Every engine is conscious. ITs self aware. Somewhat like skynet. (Infact, one day I think engines will take over the world).
So once its aware that warranty is over, it dies. Its a part of the great plan to increase stress in the owners, and make it easier to take over the world.
Lol, I so totally agree with you. Especially if you own a Safari, it is one of the reasons they shifted to ECU controlled engines!

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Old 21st July 2012, 16:44   #48
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Having worked on Disney Wonder (Cruise Ship
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney_Wonder) for 4 long years, my experience is the engine is stopped only during Dry dock when its lifted off water for maintenance.
It the engine stops, electricity, water, air conditioning, everything stops.
Have heard of incident on other ships, where engines did go bad and the above issues.

Ships are not designed like stop and go vehicles, it has back up of everything.

By the way I was working above water and not under water(engine room).
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Old 21st July 2012, 18:29   #49
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Interesting thread!!!
I personally believe that modern engines can go on and on till they need oil change. The temperature gauge just gets stuck at the middle sometimes making me wonder that whether its working or not. This indicates that the engine can go on and on under normal and ideal driving conditions. Quite similar to computer system where it can go on and on until software crashes.
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Old 21st July 2012, 20:19   #50
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Modern engines are built to last. I read in an auto magazine when they did a leh trip there was a traffic jam and they ran the engine continuously for 48 hrs with the heater on. I think it was in a safari.
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