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Old 09-13-2013, 05:16 AM   #182
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The biggest reason for increased fuel consumption is more fuel used at start up in cold weather and more fuel used to heat and maintain operating temperature of the engine plus your drawing heat from the engine to warm the cabin of the car. All that is paid for with increased fuel consumption. All the other reasons mentioned add to the increase but over coming the cold engine is the main one.
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