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Old 03-16-2005, 10:06 PM   #11
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I always start mine up and let it idle for about a minute or so, not having heat isn't a big deal to me, I'd rather have it but I can live without it until the car warms up, its really not a big deal. If it has snow/ice on it, I will start it up and then scrape all that off, then get in. However, even when the engine is warm I let it idle for a minute or so because you are supposed to with a water cooled turbo to allow the turbo to warm up before driving. Its bad to just start it up and get full boost right away...you could damage the turbo. It is also bad to shut it off right away as well, you are supposed to let it idle for a minute or two to cool down as well.

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I'd be lost without my remote starter.
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I'd be lost without my remote starter.
But only in the winter. In the summer, I just leave the windows down when I can...
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yeah, i'm thinkin' about gettin' a remote starter soon too.....as soon as i have $150-$200 to kill....
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I'd be lost without my remote starter.
Exactly....it'* SOO nice!
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Actualy it is not good to warmup modern fuel injected cars more than the time it takes to back out of the driveway.

When the engine is cold it runs a little rich, the excess fuel gets into the cat an can overheat and damage it. Putting a light load on the engine (driving) warms it up faster.
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And to add to that, it'* not about 'warming up' at all. The issue with a pushrod motor is to get the oil circulating to the valvetrain. That takes about 10 seconds, tops. Even in cold weather.
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I always wait untill my car hits 160* before I hit 3000 rpm. I ALWAYS wait for my trans to be warm enough to lockup TC before I go WOT. This usually doesn't happen until the engine is at 180* on stock T-stat.
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I always turn my car on, and as soon as it kicks i floor it, then i slam it into drive....








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