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View Poll Results: Do you warm your car up?
Yes 120 64.52%
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Old 01-24-2011, 07:51 AM   #121
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I don't warm it up. Just start tune the ipod and go on my way.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:32 PM   #122
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depending on how long she sat and how cold it is i usually let it warm up for about 2-3 mins...i've read somewhere that it only needs 30 secs or so till it's ready to go, just to get things lubed up, correct me if i'm wrong
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Old 01-24-2011, 02:45 PM   #123
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i just run mine to get it a little warm to actually get oil up around the rings and what not... don't like the thought of metal on metal... its not to make my trip a little warmer........ just try to take down the wear and tear... yes its a lot harder on gas, and your car doesn't warm up as quick in idle but i like the idea of less wear and tear
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:00 PM   #124
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I warm her up in the winter for about 30 sec, just enough to let the idle go down beneath 2,000 rpm. If I don't, she's just not as responsive o the gas and makes load noises.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:00 AM   #125
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Bet this poor guy had to

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When it was finally thawed out, it was revealed as a 2008 Audi. Despite a broken rear window and scratched paint, Helfer rejoiced.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:14 AM   #126
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I warm my car up for about a minute until the idle drops down to normal.
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:27 AM   #127
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My car gets plenty warm when I bounce it off the rev-limiter, haha

Just kidding. I let it idle for a few minutes after starting it, then start driving. I usually take the slightly longer way to the interstate to let the engine get up to operating temps and let the oil get up to temp, usually shifting before 2.2k or so
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:29 PM   #128
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In extremely cold weather(>20degrees) yes. Otherwise I give it a minute or two once I start the engine and go.
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #129
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Only reason I let my Car warm up in the morning is so I don't freeze my arse off on the way in to work. lol

Woke up to it being -27C this morning.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:06 PM   #130
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I usually just warm it up for 1 min and go granny shifting below 3k. It is better to warm up the engine quick as possible, free load revving is bad idea.

Most of tear and wear comes from cold starts, what I would do is get inline or block heater and oil pan heater. Set it on timer few hours before you go.

Extra protection would be oil accumulator that racing world uses as emergency back up oil supply. Great feature to have oil pressure before starting the engine.
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