Recent Topics
2004 VW TDI Beetle
by Nick1994
08/01/14 11:16 PM
No reading on dipstick. Amsoil 5w-20
by wjason777
08/01/14 10:41 PM
Curing Coho Salmon.
by 123Saab
08/01/14 09:29 PM
ATF cooler orientation
by zorobabel
08/01/14 09:29 PM
Oil consumption with M1 AFE 0w30?
by Johnny248
08/01/14 09:28 PM
Valvoline Dino 75w-90 GL-5 20k mi Forester 5MT
by Bandito440
08/01/14 08:59 PM
Won a Juice Extractor today.
by GumbyJarvis
08/01/14 08:37 PM
Smitty's Super S Multiflo 5w-30 is !0% synthetic
by NormanBuntz
08/01/14 08:30 PM
Oil for extreme short trip vehicle
by Oldtom
08/01/14 07:49 PM
Ruger 10/22 naysayers..
by OtisBlkR1
08/01/14 07:07 PM
'96 Corolla 3 Quarts Low on Oil.
by Turk
08/01/14 06:50 PM
Oh man... This isn't good.
by CHARLIEBRONSON21
08/01/14 06:47 PM
Newest Members
chkm8, wjason777, glgoodwin22, RandyG99, wamaty
50828 Registered Users
Who's Online
89 registered (901Memphis, 6starprez, 13Tacoma, 77GrandPrix, ag_ghost, 97tbird, 9 invisible), 1407 Guests and 225 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
50828 Members
64 Forums
217190 Topics
3420161 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#3259616 - 01/25/14 12:29 PM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
TiredTrucker Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 909
Loc: Kellogg, IA
I suppose that if one is starting their vehicle after sitting all night and within the next few second, merging into 70 mph traffic on a freeway, then some form of warm up would be in order. But most of us have at a least a little bit of driving at a reduced speeds on streets before hitting the big road. An engine will warm up faster under moderate power than sitting at idle. After maybe a minute, mine is going to go into drive and I am going to head out. If the cold is something really blistering in the morning, the get a block heater, oil pan heater, and maybe a battery heater pad. That would be better for your engine than starting at extreme cold on it's own. These items are not that expensive, use little electrical power, can be put on a timer, and take a lot of strain off of an engine at startup in extreme cold.
_________________________
Hey there, VA, what do ya say? How many vets did you kill today?

Top
#3261481 - 01/27/14 11:52 AM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 4283
Loc: NH
Heh, I found myself annoyed with myself this morning. I took the truck, but as it was warm (like 18F) I didn't bother with warming up. Coming down the hill I wasn't thinking and forced a downshift, making the truck go into fuel cutoff. After going through the light and getting up to 55mph I had to endure at least 2 miles of driving with the trans refusing to go into high gear and lockup.

Teaches me about trying to save fuel and brakes!
_________________________
2004 VW Jetta Wagon, TDI, 5spd manual, 296kmile, his
2011 Toyota Camry, base, 6spd manual, 74k, hers
2010 Toyota Tundra double cab, 4.6L, auto, 87k

Top
#3261491 - 01/27/14 12:04 PM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 6604
Loc: Florida, Cape Coral
I wait till the engine comes off the fast idle before driving easy till full wanrm. Usually comes off the fast idle within 20 seconds. Ed
_________________________
CX5 Touring 2.5L :-)

Top
#3261551 - 01/27/14 01:18 PM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
D189379 Offline


Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1267
Loc: Canada City, Canada
Someone should just make a sticky with all of the pros and cons of each method so this thread doesn't keep popping up.

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3