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Old 06-12-2003, 19:06   #1 (permalink)
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Who warms their car before driving?

Who else starts their car and leaves it a minute before driving it? I do it as a force of habit since we do it with the tractors and other machinary on the farm. Does it do any good?
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I run mine for a few minutes in the morning because I have a steep driveway and hills on the way out of my suburb. It's gotta be a good thing.
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Seeing as it takes me less than 5 minutes to get to work , I sit and have a smoke outside while the car warms up .

I'd ride a bike if I had one.
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My car lives in a garage, so by the time I start it, then idle out of the garage, then press the remote button and make sure the door is closing, then idle down the rest of the driveway, its as warm as it needs to be.

But short answer no I dont, with all the cars I had, and no major problems caused. I only ever warmed my cortina up, as it sat outside, and was friggen freezin in winter, was only to warm the heater up :0)

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Sometimes I let it run for a bit depending on the trip. Usually only for a minute or so. I usually have to attach the face of the headunit and reverse the car out of the garage and close the garage. Then for the next 10 minutes I take it easy on the go pedal. This is only of a morning and when I leave work at night

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Old 06-12-2003, 19:26   #6 (permalink)
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Warming up

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I live in canberra, I let my car warm up enough to let the oil quieten my noisy lifters, after that I justtake it easy for the first 5 min or so

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Most times i let it sit for a minute,then go.
Drive like a granny for a while.
No flooring it till nice and warm.


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Old 06-12-2003, 20:55   #8 (permalink)
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Start it up...Have a smoke...then I drive.
Smoking might be bad for my health, but the car loves the 3-4 minutes it takes so she can warm up.
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Old 06-12-2003, 21:04   #9 (permalink)
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Yep

Give it a couple of minu8tes before i drive off
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Old 06-12-2003, 21:12   #10 (permalink)
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I have only ever warmed one car up and that's the AUXR8 but only in winter.

But I don't do it for the engine it's for the Gearbox (Auto). For some reason in winter if I don't warm it up for a few mins, when I get to the endo of the street and turn it changes into neutral and won't select a gear until I pull over and let it warm a bit more.

This only happens when there is frost on the ground. Must be the oil not being pumped around or something.
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