Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - Do you warm your car up in Winter? Poll..
View Single Post
Old 02-02-2010, 03:26 PM   #50
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 63166
Location: Midwest, NE
What I Drive: 2009 Volkswagen GTI

Posts: 8,043
Points 35,187, Level 100
Points: 35,187, Level: 100 Points: 35,187, Level: 100 Points: 35,187, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 31 lyonsroar Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Originally Posted by mlbbaseball View Post
turbo'd cars better let their car get to temp!!
Why is this? The consensus on my S40 forums (yes, we are all turbo'd) is that the car will be fine with <5 minute warm up. No car should hammer it straight out of the gate of course, but it really is no different for us turbo'd cars.

Originally Posted by AzPete View Post
If you are wondering where your MPG goes in colder weather, figure out how much gas is burnt at an idle until you reach operating temps. I know on my '10 SES, I can be almost 5 miles down the road (45 mph road) when it gets to normal. Idling to normal temps may even take longer in time based on no load on the engine.

Hmmmmm...5 miles of gas wasted every day.....maybe that is part of the reason I retired at 56......
The MPG goes down in the winter due to winter blend gas as well.
lyonsroar is offline  
    Reply With Quote