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Old 11-15-2004, 08:22 PM   #1
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Oh yes, winters... and the cold... come one come all...

i know kmohamed just posted a somewhat similar post about this but i thought this would benefit many people.

ok people, lets hear about your early morning prep when you start your cars in the morning...

me, i run the car and let it run for about 5-7 minutes until the temp gets to about mid-end of the blue and i drive pretty conservatively until it warms up a bit more... but i've been finding the colder the mornings get, the rougher the idle... and this isn't even very cold yet... so im getting worried....

what about you guys? do you warm up? if so for how long? what other prep have you done?
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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I dont let it idle too long, 2 minutes max, and untill its well warmed up, i dont push it, or let it go over 3000 rpm...
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:37 PM   #3
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i'm pretty sure my manual says not to warm it up for over a minute... and to drive off slowly after about a minute.

but f that.. i'm cold in the morning, i'm probly gettin a remote starter so i can walk right into a warm car...
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:39 PM   #4
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i'm pretty sure my manual says not to warm it up for over a minute... and to drive off slowly after about a minute.

but f that.. i'm cold in the morning, i'm probly gettin a remote starter so i can walk right into a warm car...

its getting so cold that my remote starter wont even start anymore... GURR!!!!

now i gotta go outside and actually start the car and run back inside like a little girl. haha
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:43 PM   #5
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i'll always let the car warm up until its either in the middle of the temp gauge or just at the first mark, and i'll leave the seat warmers on also so that when i get in the car its nice n warm
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #6
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yeah car on...turn on heated seats run inside like pansy...run out a few minutes later to drive car on low idle with a warm tush
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:45 PM   #7
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i'll always let the car warm up until its either in the middle of the temp gauge or just at the first mark, and i'll leave the seat warmers on also so that when i get in the car its nice n warm

wow, middle of the temp gauge would take a good 30 min warmup in the winter for me... the 1st mark already takes a good 15 min
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Old 11-15-2004, 08:55 PM   #8
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no, its gotta be faster than that? unno havent had to do it in a while thank god, but now a days i'll let it run for 2 min while i go back in and grab my stuff
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:01 PM   #9
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^^^ahhh the luxury of driving to school
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:07 PM   #10
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yeah car on...turn on heated seats run inside like pansy...run out a few minutes later to drive car on low idle with a warm tush

lol the running like a pansy is key
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:38 PM   #11
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It's pretty harsh on a car to have it warm up standing still, for a simple reason: the driveline is still cold. Having a warm engine and cold gearbox/clutch/diff isn't exactly a good combination. This is why remote starters are BAD.

I always start the car, take 20 secs or so to change the CD, then drive extremely slow (never going over 2000rpm) until I absolutely have to (401).
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Old 11-15-2004, 09:41 PM   #12
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i giver to the redline(4500) straight out the driveway...it's like driving a trasport truck
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:39 PM   #13
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even if the tranny is step.? i mean its got enough problems with it might as well add another, right?
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:53 PM   #14
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I run out to my car turn it on run back in like a little girl and wait about ten minutes. by this time it is just leaving the blue and i try not to take it past 3000rpm until fully in the middle of the temp gauge.
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Old 11-15-2004, 11:01 PM   #15
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It's pretty harsh on a car to have it warm up standing still, for a simple reason: the driveline is still cold. Having a warm engine and cold gearbox/clutch/diff isn't exactly a good combination. This is why remote starters are BAD.

I always start the car, take 20 secs or so to change the CD, then drive extremely slow (never going over 2000rpm) until I absolutely have to (401).
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