Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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Re: New to FJ, Figuring out quirks
I've been informed that the ECU requires the starter to cycle the engine to lubricate the cylinders before the ignition sequence initiates. Toyota determined the slower rotation of the electric starter could pump oil to coat the cylinders and result in less long term ware than engines that fired immediately.
When your engine sits overnight, oil drips back into the reservoir inside the oil pan. A squirt of oil to each cylinder on the first cycle before ignition occurring on the next cycle is a good design IMO.
“Kansas Law Dog” for admiration of “Tombstone”, the movie, and the legend of Wyatt Earp.
2007 Titanium 4x4 Automatic (stock except non-factory rock rails)