Do you warm your car up in Winter? Poll.. - Page 12 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Ford Focus & General Car Chat

Ford Focus & General Car Chat Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

View Poll Results: Do you warm your car up?
Yes 120 64.52%
No 66 35.48%
Voters: 186. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-23-2011, 09:11 AM   #111
mmmoose
Bunneh Fanatic
 
mmmoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Fan#: 39963
Location: King of Prussia, PA
What I Drive: 2008 United Gray VW Rabbit

Posts: 2,187
FF Reputation: 9 mmmoose Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Just noticed that page 309 in the Fiesta's manual it specifically states that "Warming up a vehicle on cold mornings is not required and may reduce fuel economy." I guess people can stick with what they're comfortable with, but I still think it's a waste of gas.

On a side note I'm amazed that Ford's manuals all look the same no matter what model year car you buy. The formatting and graphics look exactly like the manual for the Focus. Brings back a few memories.
__________________
-Moose
mmmoose is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-23-2011, 09:42 AM   #112
TerryB
Focus Fanatic
 
TerryB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34559
Location: Riverside, RI
What I Drive: Red '01 ZX3

Posts: 2,917
Points 5,164, Level 46
Points: 5,164, Level: 46 Points: 5,164, Level: 46 Points: 5,164, Level: 46
Level Up 7% Completed
Level up: 7% Level up: 7% Level up: 7%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 68 TerryB Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
It was -1 here this morning. And it's suppose to be colder tomorrow. I usually wait about 2-3 minutes before I start rolling. Maybe I'll give it a little more time then.
TerryB is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #113
macdiesel
I used to drive this
 
macdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31579
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2010 mazdaspeed3

Posts: 3,321
Points 4,112, Level 40
Points: 4,112, Level: 40 Points: 4,112, Level: 40 Points: 4,112, Level: 40
Level Up 81% Completed
Level up: 81% Level up: 81% Level up: 81%
Forum Activity 9%
Activity: 9% Activity: 9% Activity: 9%
FF Reputation: 22 macdiesel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Yes.
__________________
I now drive a Japanese Ford.
macdiesel is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 11:47 AM   #114
tukaniSVT
FF PHOTOG ENTHUSIAST
 
tukaniSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 5521
Location: SW Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2003 SVT Focus 2009 BMW 335i

Posts: 14,969
Points 36,161, Level 100
Points: 36,161, Level: 100 Points: 36,161, Level: 100 Points: 36,161, 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: 34 tukaniSVT Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I always warm up my car ... even in the summer. I feel it runs better when it has been warmed up.

-Ray-
__________________
Hatch Nation Member: #147

R.I.P - FELLOW FF MEMBER, IZZY, BLK2k3GTS, will always be remembered. We will compete on a different course again one day.
tukaniSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 09:25 PM   #115
2002greenzx3
Not so green zx3
 
2002greenzx3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 69341
Location: Malvern, PA
What I Drive: 2010 Mazda3 GT, 1990 Nissan 240sx

Posts: 7,199
Points 10,213, Level 67
Points: 10,213, Level: 67 Points: 10,213, Level: 67 Points: 10,213, Level: 67
Level Up 41% Completed
Level up: 41% Level up: 41% Level up: 41%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 2002greenzx3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (9)
i always warm my car up. but all i gotta do is push a button in my bedroom and it starts haha
__________________
Moderator for: General Chat Lounge, Ford Focus Build Showroom, and Mid-Atlantic Fanatics

DD: 2010 Mazda3 Grand Touring, 6 speed
Project/beater: 1990 Nissan 240sx, 5 speed
2002greenzx3 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 09:26 PM   #116
drostedrummer89
I <3 my SVT
 
drostedrummer89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 69059
Location: Royal Oak, MI
What I Drive: 2002 Sonic SVT

Posts: 1,761
Points 5,189, Level 46
Points: 5,189, Level: 46 Points: 5,189, Level: 46 Points: 5,189, Level: 46
Level Up 20% Completed
Level up: 20% Level up: 20% Level up: 20%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 8 drostedrummer89 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
I always let the oil circulate fully before taking off, I usually start it and wait 30-45 seconds, maybe up to 2 minutes if I'm not in any hurry. It only takes a few seconds for the header to get hot, I would think the inside of the engine is the same way. but full oil circulation is usually what I'm waiting for, not for operating temps to be reached. It is a complete waste of gas to idle for more than 5 minutes. your engine doesnt get to operating temps by idling in 10 degree weather.

I look at it like this. You wouldnt want someone to rip you out of bed and take you for a 5 mile run, right? You need to stretch, walk around a little, get the blood pumping. I compare my car to a human. give it a minute to get warmed up, then take it out for a run

My boss idles his car for 20 minutes, its such a complete waste, and idling isn't good for your engine overall.

Matt
__________________
Droste Drummer. Droste like Frosty.

00" Red ZX3: Volant, ported throttle body, titanium wrapped SVT header, 2.5" exhaust, Magnaflow res/muffler, FR UDP, Mac cam gears, Lowered 2", Koni's.
drostedrummer89 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 09:49 PM   #117
lyonsroar
Guest
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 63166
Location: Midwest, NE
What I Drive: 2009 Volkswagen GTI

Posts: 8,043
FF Reputation: 31 lyonsroar Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Really depends for me. In the winter when it's like 20'F I give it 5-10 minutes. In the summer I jump in and go. Normally start it up, put seatbelt on, get adjusted, back out of the driveway, and go.

It just runs better in the winter when it's warm...
lyonsroar is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 10:30 PM   #118
save_HUTCH
Focus Fanatic
 
save_HUTCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Fan#: 74537
Location: Frederick, but now im in El Paso, TX
What I Drive: 2008 Red Coupe, 1994 Dodge Shadow

Posts: 1,913
FF Reputation: 3 save_HUTCH Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
I dont warm up my car. I find that it warms up much quicker just driving. Just go 30 ish in 2nd and your car warms up quick.
__________________
Duratec Crew #59
2008 Red Coupe S Mods: Steeda SRI, Massive Strut bar
FSWerks:SCT Tune, 91 OCT, 2.5 inch Race Exhaust, Duratec Engine Cover, Came Wrinkle Black but painted Vermillion Red
2003 VW Golf GTI 20th AE Too many mods!!
save_HUTCH is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-23-2011, 10:36 PM   #119
madisonHQ
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Fan#: 81165
Location: Manhattan, NY
What I Drive: zx5

Posts: 518
FF Reputation: 6 madisonHQ Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
my manual says it is not necessary and consumes more fuel to do so.....
__________________
Hatch Nation
Team Duratec
madisonHQ is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-24-2011, 02:51 AM   #120
Nik00117
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Fan#: 58749
Location: ., Haiti
What I Drive: 2011 Fusion SEL, 2010 Road Glide

Posts: 1,658
FF Reputation: 0 Nik00117 Newbie
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Older cars, yes needed. Newer cars? Not really.
Nik00117 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.