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Yes 120 64.52%
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:17 AM   #61
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i do for a minute or two, then i just take it easy till i see the oil pressure gauge drop to ~40psi when i'm cruising along, then i know its warmed up.
and whoever lets their car run for 20minutes that's the biggest waste of gas ever. when it gets to around -15C i plug in the block heater so its already quite warm when i start it.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:17 AM   #62
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With regards to the turbo...

Isn't it more important to let the car cool down AFTER driving it hard than it is to let it warm up? I've never owned a turbo'd car, but my friend had an older Porsche 951 and he was VERY serious about letting the car cool down before turning it off after hard driving.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:36 AM   #63
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My brother goes out early, starts the car and lets it idle forever while he gets ready for school. I swear he's gonna get that thing stolen. His loss
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:50 AM   #64
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A perfect example... my neighbor has a new Scion Xb (with exhaust lol), never lets that thing warm up at all. Its not even a year old, and that poor motor sounds like CRAP, no doubt due to the stress of starting it up and driving off immediately w/o proper oil lubrication. Put it this way... my other neighbor's diesel VW has a quieter sounding engine. When its cold out, let the car warm up a few minutes, simple as that. I cant stand watching idiots fire up their car on 0 degree mornings and drive off like a bat out of Hell. That poor, poor, poor engine.
I don't think his engine sounding bad has one thing to do with him driving off right away when it's cold out side. There is no real reason to do this other than psychologically or letting the heat warm up so you aren't cold, as Volvo stated above.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:43 AM   #65
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i do for a minute or two, then i just take it easy till i see the oil pressure gauge drop to ~40psi when i'm cruising along, then i know its warmed up.
and whoever lets their car run for 20minutes that's the biggest waste of gas ever. when it gets to around -15C i plug in the block heater so its already quite warm when i start it.
so my car read (in liter) cold start about 1.5-2.5L per hour.
and when you drive (in liter) it is double as normal temps. 33-40L per 100km.

i think the best to do after reading all those.
turn it on, let the rmp drop to normal idel.
and then drive like a granny...

how sad i cannot do it. because i live right off highway, which i pull out my garage, drive down my drive way. right after i get out. i have to get up a hill and drive up to speed 80km/h which will go way over 4krpm...

i will go slow when there are no people behind me.
but you know morning rush...
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:00 AM   #66
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Directly from Click and Clack mouths. Yes this did actually just come up yesterday on my page a day calendar. Coincidence?
this is interesting...
but cars do run a little different, a little worst when you just start it up.
how could this be explained?

i really want to know because if i buy a car. i really wanted to keep until it dies..
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:13 AM   #67
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naw, my drive usually isn't long enough, not worth it for me.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:57 AM   #68
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I am still going to warm mine up...
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:35 AM   #69
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HA! The non-warmers are better off!

As of the turbo, I'm "pretty sure" that it's super important to cool down after hard driving. Don't do a hundred, and pull into the shoulder and turn the car off...

"I think" under normal driving, you would only have to sit in the car for 5-10 seconds before turning off. That's what I do anyway.
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:17 AM   #70
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i warm up my car with a remote start
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