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Force gas part of hybrid to run?

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It may or may not be a waste of time and money, but I decided to paint the exhaust system of my 2021 XSE with Rustoleum high heat primer and paint. Part of the process is to cure the paint by doing the following:

Idle for 10 minutes - cool down.
Idle for 20 minutes - cool down.
Drive normally for 30 minutes - cool down.

So my question is - how do I force the gas engine to run constantly?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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I found this, so I guess I’ll try it when the time comes - unless someone on here has a better plan...

Maintenance mode works to run the engine at idle or a fast idle, but the vehicle should not be driven in maintenance mode. For the driving part, exit maintenance mode and just drive the vehicle as you normally would.
Well, that worked! After doing the sequence recommended in the video, the main display alternated between "Traction Assist Disabled" and "CDY-2E". The engine idled just fine, so no harm done, I guess.
"Maintenance Mode" message does not appear on the MID, as it doesn't apply to the XL40 Siennas.

In a nutshell:
-Press power button 2 times
-Step on accelerator 2 times
-Shift to Neutral
-Step on accelerator 2 times
-Shift to Park
-Step on accelerator 2 times
-Observe CDY-2E message on MID
-Step on brake, press power button, to turn on vehicle as normal

-To terminate, turn off vehicle as normal
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Open all the doors, start the vehicle and crank the heat to max and fans on max.
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