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#3259616 - 01/25/14 12:29 PM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
TiredTrucker Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 2553
Loc: Central Iowa
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.
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#3261481 - 01/27/14 11:52 AM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
supton Offline


Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 9056
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!
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#3261491 - 01/27/14 12:04 PM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
Eddie Offline


Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 8325
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
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#3261551 - 01/27/14 01:18 PM Re: best warm up patern in winther. [Re: shDK]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 1283
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.

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