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Old 04-30-2011, 05:45 PM   #1
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Warming up your Taco

I have read articles saying that as long as you wait 30 seconds or so (to get the oil moving) you can drive off without any extra wear on the engine. I have also read that letting a engine warm actually shortens its life span. What do you think?
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I have read articles saying that as long as you wait 30 seconds or so (to get the oil moving) you can drive off without any extra wear on the engine. I have also read that letting a engine warm actually shortens its life span. What do you think?

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Old 04-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #3
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not sure but i always let it warm up for about 5 minutes before i drive off
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Old 04-30-2011, 05:53 PM   #4
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I've read with new engines it doesn't matter as long as you don't wot out of your driveway.

"As far as warming up an engine before driving away, that old nugget no longer applies because modern engines have better lubrication, tighter clearances and, in general, are more resistant to sludge formation." from http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/4213313
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as long as it takes to adjust the radio, put on my seatbelt and find a home for my coffecup. Unless it is relly cold then a minute or so.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:02 PM   #6
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when its -30 i let it warm up, but that might be for me more than the engine!!
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as long as it takes to adjust the radio, put on my seatbelt and find a home for my coffecup. Unless it is relly cold then a minute or so.
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Pros and cons either way. Drive off to soon while the engine is warming up and running rich, you'll burn more gas for a short while. Let the engine warm up first and you burn gas going nowhere.

As far as wear on the engine, there is some expansion going on while it gets up to temperature so I simply take it real easy until I hit normal operating termperature. I definitely think there is potential for damage if you act foolishly but certainly not from driving normally while the engine is warming up.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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unless its really cold i just get in a go. sometimes im on my way down the drive way and my hand aint off the brake yet lol
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:38 PM   #10
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Warms up better if you just get in a drive...just keep the RPMs low and dont do any burnouts away from your house. Everything warms up more efficiently by simply driving it...engine tranny and rear.
I keep my RPMs below 3K until the thermostat gets things to normal running temps. I also try not to brake hard when those are cold....I also stretch in the gym before I bench press 600
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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I always let my vehicles warm up for a minute or so before driving them in the morning.

Waking up in the morning is a good analogy to think about and compare it to. Don't you usually like a good minute or so to lay in bed after your alarm goes off? Normally you don't just jump out of bed right away. Same applies for your vehicle; let it build up a little oil pressure for 30 seconds to minute or so before you through it into gear and drive up the street.

Yeah, sure, wastes a little fuel and a lot of people say the vehicle will warm up quicker once you start driving which is true, but I like to think it's good just to allow a minute or so for the fluids to flow and ciculate bit before you drive it.

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I don't warm the engine, a little frostbite is a great stimulant in the morning!
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this has already been covered but i couldnt find the thread
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I always let my vehicles warm up for a minute or so before driving them in the morning.

Waking up in the morning is a good analogy to think about and compare it to. Don't you usually like a good minute or so to lay in bed after your alarm goes off? Normally you don't just jump out of bed right away. Same applies for your vehicle; let it build up a little oil pressure for 30 seconds to minute or so before you through it into gear and drive up the street.

Yeah, sure, wastes a little fuel and a lot of people say the vehicle will warm up quicker once you start driving which is true, but I like to think it's good just to allow a minute or so for the fluids to flow and ciculate bit before you drive it.

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But your engine still isnt warm/running temps in 30-60sec....and this thread is about warming it vs not warming it
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