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Posted by dsmproject1, Jun 17, 2009
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I've never been called on it, nor have I seen anyone else been called on it.
If it happens again, just tell your neighbor to call the cops and when they get there, kindly explain that idling down is NORMAL operation for a turbo charged car as is actually written in the owners manual. If you have the manual then you can show them.
They should agree with you, drop the matter, and your neighbor will look like an a$$hole.
Here in houston, I routinly see ppl leave there vehicals running for ALONG! time.
Im not even going to go into how long cops leave their cars running, while they are sitting in it or sitting in the corner store drinking coffee and chatting with the attendants.
They even have a nifty switch under the dash that prevent ppl from putting the car in gear, because they leave the cars unattended and idleing for so long in parking lots.
Tolerance is freedom. Think about that one for awhile.
Actually semi's use about the same amount of fuel to idle, average is .3-.5 gallons per hour of idling compared to about .3 for a non-dsm 4 cylinder. I'm sure with idle surge and 1000rpm idling for big cams, dsm's are around .5.
OP, tell your neighbor to go bite a dick. Most of the idling laws have a workaround clause, ie, pop your hood and you can be "diagnosing engine/engine repair" and you can idle for hours if you want to.
And in Japan they are crazy about every other environmental thing. Like when you put your garbage out, it HAS to be separated into different colored bags for paper, plastic, glass, metal and burnables, or else it will not be picked up, and the garbage men will come to your house and pester you, since you have to write your name and address on all your bags. Crazy, but they don't care about having an entire parking lot of idling cars all day
I have neighbors like that. Its funny the other night I was about to go out and was checking my stuff over, and cop comes threw and said someone called and complained about a white car with its radio too loud. To bad my cars radio sucks, and wasnt even on. I told him my battery is completly dead thats what im working on. Cop just laughed and said have a good night. Some people just like to complain.
I'm not knocking NJ, by the way, one of my good friends is from Jersey...cool guy.