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Warming Engine

HOW LONG DO YOU LET ENGINE WARM UP  

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  1. 1. HOW LONG DO YOU LET ENGINE WARM UP

    • Dont
      16
    • 10 sec
      15
    • 1 min
      4
    • 2min
      1
    • 3 mins
      3
    • wait for temp to move
      6


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How long do you :excl: wait :excl: before driving off in on a cold start???

The owners manual suggest 10 secs unless in extreme weather conditions.

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i voted dont wait.. but it is not a case of start engine and im off.

It more like, get in car start engine, then seatbelt, stereo, put things on the front seat. so its always gona be more than 10 seconds anyways..so therfore it aint a concious decision to wait.

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i voted dont wait.. but it is not a case of start engine and im off.

It more like, get in car start engine, then seatbelt, stereo, put things on the front seat. so its always gona be more than 10 seconds anyways..so therfore it aint a concious decision to wait.

same here

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i voted dont wait.. but it is not a case of start engine and im off.

It more like, get in car start engine, then seatbelt, stereo, put things on the front seat. so its always gona be more than 10 seconds anyways..so therfore it aint a concious decision to wait.

Im more or less the same

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ahhhhhhh, i voted thinking a proper cold start i.e - 3 or below.

if its ambient temp, then as peeps have said, around 10 to 20 secs

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i tend to let it warm up for a couple of mins when its cold

tends to be a bit jumpy when first started when cold

imagine something to do with no pre-cats ;)

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It takes me around 2 to 3mins to drive off.

I start the engine, insert all 6 of my fav CDs and drive off.

By the time I arrive to work my engine had just warmed up.

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I voted assuming there was a frost, 1 min. Start engine, clear frost off car, then drive.

Otherwise, about 10 secs.

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couple of mins for me too, get things organised etc.. then go..

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I usually start the car and then take of my steering lock and put it in the boot, probably a bit over 10 seconds.

If there is frost on the windows then I start the car and go back inside for a cup of tea so when I come out again the windows are clear and the car is toastie warm.

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Mark D

If I were you I would take the steering lock off first put it in the boot and then get back in and start the car, otherwise starting car first and while at the boot of your car, some passer-by might jump in the driver seat of your car and drive off.

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i leave it running for a few minutes.

if i dont, i get the judders pulling off in first gear

runs smoothly once warmed up.

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The owners manual suggest 10 secs unless in extreme weather conditions.

Manual? Wossthat? :whistling:

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Mark D

If I were you I would take the steering lock off first put it in the boot and then get back in and start the car, otherwise starting car first and while at the boot of your car, some passer-by might jump in the driver seat of your car and drive off.

Cheers for the advice, but I only do that at work or outside the house (the car is parked round the back of the house)

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I start the car, put the radio facia on, fasten the seatbelt then drive. I don't go over 3000rpms before the temp gauge is nearly horizontal. :)

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I generally start the motor and then sort myself out - radio, seatbelt etc, would normally be about 10 - 20 secs

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