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Yes 120 64.52%
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:55 PM   #141
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Don't matter the temp. 0 degree winters here or 100 degree summer I let thhe engines all warm up first. Difference being time. Winter bout 5 minutes with my 4 cylinder. And summertime bout 2 mins tops. I treat my engines like a human body. I'm not goiong to wake up and go sprinting 4 miles, id at least do warm up excercises or stretching first
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:23 PM   #142
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As the title, do you warm up your car in Winter?
if so, do you warm up until the car is in operating temp
or do you just warm up until the gauge read a little over cold.

I would also like to know why are you warming up the car,
and if it is better for engine (by decreasing wear and tear)

if you don't warm up your car,

I would also like to know why you don't warm up your car.
and why it is better not to warm up the car.


I ask, because in Europe, most people don't warm their cars up, which is a shock for me. I have been told I should warm my car up.
but my wife and my father in-law called it BS (they actually just said you don't have to warm the car up...)
and my wife said her mom's friend's husband who know machine well doesn't agree car needs warm up.

thanks,
Steven
I have engine block heater so i just plug in before i go to bed , it turns on around 5 in the morning so by the time i have to get up the engine will be warm
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:38 PM   #143
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Always. I have to. Because turbo.

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Old 12-25-2012, 05:46 PM   #144
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Yup always during 5-6 minutes ! Winter is very cold here in Quebec.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #145
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oh yea and on the focus because of the turbo I give it almost ten mins for the oil to grease up the bearings
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #146
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I usually let it warm up to at least 121*, that's the point when the idle begins to die down, and then take it easy until it gets to operating temp. If it's super cold I might let it warm up longer. I thought about reinstalling a block heater, that the dealer stole, but I'd have to unbolt the intake manifold.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:42 PM   #147
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Nope, I get in and go... I don't have time to let it sit there and waste gas.

I don't warm up my turbo car or, even let it idle after driving it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:00 PM   #148
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its 12 degrees here right now...lol
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #149
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It's down to 3 here and heading for subzero temps. I let my 4Runner idle for a couple minutes and go and this is where synthetic does make a difference vs dino oil. With the Focus I'd idle it just maybe a minute longer or til it's idle settles.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:53 PM   #150
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Hate this weather. Cars so filthy.
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