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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122081 06/01/19 08:36 AM
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More like cooling the interior down south

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Originally Posted by 4WD
More like cooling the interior down south


Window shade, start car, roll windows down, crank AC on recirc, get in and drive. Even the cheap $10 window shades keep an amazing amount of heat from absorbing into your interior.

Plus, irrelevant for this guy. Sun isn't up yet, it was about 60, and he's fully covered in the shade.

Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122095 06/01/19 08:47 AM
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I generally start driving when starting the car after about 10 seconds, which is the time it takes to put my seat belt on. If it's really cold in winter, I'll let me car idle for about 30 seconds. Used to know an older couple at church who would start their car and idle it for 5 minutes before they'd start driving.


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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: GMFan] #5122104 06/01/19 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by GMFan
I generally start driving when starting the car after about 10 seconds, which is the time it takes to put my seat belt on. If it's really cold in winter, I'll let me car idle for about 30 seconds. Used to know an older couple at church who would start their car and idle it for 5 minutes before they'd start driving.


When it's below zero my dad idles it for about 15-30 minutes because, "I'm old and I've earned a warm car after living in this God forsaken country for so long." But he's a bitter old man who's earned his keep. That's a completely different issue than this healthy looking, young neighbor who jogs in and out and around.

I also used to idle for about 5-10 when below zero for defrosting reasons so I could see and because my manual transmission struggled to shift and clutch struggled to work. But, again, it's not cold enough where I live currently for any of that.

Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122117 06/01/19 09:11 AM
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The old school drivers won't change even thought the carburetor has since long gone from daily drivers.

In winter I use a block heater which comes on for 90 mins before I leave for work in the morning. During warmer weather I let the car idle for 15-45 seconds unlesa I'm waiting for my wife or kids which is never quick.


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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122316 06/01/19 01:00 PM
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My driveway is 250' and there's a gate I have to park and manually open/close at the end so those things provide plenty of warmup time. If it's really hot, I'll let idle for a few mins with the A/C on so it's comfortable to get inside though.


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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122619 06/01/19 07:32 PM
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This February, yes; now, not so much. wink


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122666 06/01/19 08:53 PM
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I never let my car warm up, don't care if it's 20 bellow, I start it, I take it easy for the first few miles, then it's warmed up. I have a one hour commute, the engine will be operating in operating temperature for much of it...my street is a half mile long...I barely let the engine go over 1,200 rpm's while driving down it - I figure that's what the engine would be doing in my driveway - why not just gently drive it, not push it and get going? I'm not into wasting fuel or beating on my cars.

But yeah I know people that let their vehicles idle in their driveways for 5-10 minutes, just burning that fuel...then they wonder why they are getting 5 mpg' less than me. It just isn't necessary in my opinion.

Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: Railrust] #5122685 06/01/19 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Railrust
I never let my car warm up, don't care if it's 20 bellow, I start it, I take it easy for the first few miles, then it's warmed up. I have a one hour commute, the engine will be operating in operating temperature for much of it...my street is a half mile long...I barely let the engine go over 1,200 rpm's while driving down it - I figure that's what the engine would be doing in my driveway - why not just gently drive it, not push it and get going? I'm not into wasting fuel or beating on my cars.

But yeah I know people that let their vehicles idle in their driveways for 5-10 minutes, just burning that fuel...then they wonder why they are getting 5 mpg' less than me. It just isn't necessary in my opinion.

The amount of cars stolen in Colorado Springs due to "puffing" during winter is ridiculous.


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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: edyvw] #5122689 06/01/19 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by edyvw

But yeah I know people that let their vehicles idle in their driveways for 5-10 minutes, just burning that fuel...then they wonder why they are getting 5 mpg' less than me. It just isn't necessary in my opinion.

The amount of cars stolen in Colorado Springs due to "puffing" during winter is ridiculous.[/quote]

“Puffing” … cold weather slang I think. The most common thing left running here is a HD series diesel PU …
I hereby coin the phrase: “clacking” …

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Originally Posted by 4WD
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But yeah I know people that let their vehicles idle in their driveways for 5-10 minutes, just burning that fuel...then they wonder why they are getting 5 mpg' less than me. It just isn't necessary in my opinion.

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The amount of cars stolen in Colorado Springs due to "puffing" during winter is ridiculous.


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“Puffing” … cold weather slang I think. The most common thing left running here is a HD series diesel PU …
I hereby coin the phrase: “clacking” …

Man, we even have "Puffer enforcement week" smile

Puffer enfrocement week


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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: edyvw] #5122702 06/01/19 10:07 PM
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Puff at your own peril … Perfect
I think we need a week off from “clacking” down here …
have you ever tried to get a cherry limeade at Sonic with a PSD next speaker over ? wink

Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122713 06/01/19 10:39 PM
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5 minutes doesn't seem like much. 10 minutes seems twice as long.


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Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: demarpaint] #5122731 06/01/19 11:52 PM
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New and/or a car that I like:

  • summer: 2-3 minutes warm up then drive slowly.
  • winter: 5-10 min warm up then drive slowly in 2nd gear. 15-20 mph, rpm 1500-1900.


Radio/music off and listen to the engine.

doing this with all my cars, they sound smooth and no knocking or clicking or additional noises if I warm up . If I don't warm up my newer v8 and 2 older v6 all mpfi make some extra noises that I don't like. Our 2.4L gdi doesn't seem to care.

All cars run very smooth and burn no oil ... 2 cars with over 370K and 200K miles on them.

UOA has also been perfect and no sign of extra wear doing the warm up vs. driving cold.
Oh wait, I've never done a UOA LOL

Re: Warming Up Engine [Re: HowAboutThis] #5122782 06/02/19 05:22 AM
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My cars usually run for at least a minute or two because I start them as soon as I get in the driver's seat. Since I'm old school I then proceed to check and adjust mirrors, check and adjust seat belt, radio, temperature controls, etc. before I drive off. If it is really cold I will run the engine a bit to help defrost the windows and warm the car up.

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