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Old 03-17-2005, 11:14 PM   #21
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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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ha, i first read that and cringed....good u were just kidding, but i know a girl @ my job that does that....you can almost feel the car'* pain when she does....
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I also noticed that if I start my car, then back it out and shut it of for a couple minutes it has a VERY hard time starting back up.
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II am probably one of the folks you saw that warms thiers up forever. But I am not warming up the engine. I'm warming up the cabin. I'm a big ol' wussy when it comes to cold, so I'll waste the gas and risk the "wear and tear" so I don't have to shiver while driving.
MOS you ain't no wussy - you just don't want folks to think you be dancing up in the car.

I let mine just warm up for a minute or so. I usually fiddle around with the radio and get the seatbelt on etc, while I'm waiting. On the few days of the year when it gets pretty cold I might warm it up for a little longer so it'* nice and toasty inside. I usually don't wear a coat ever (part of the benefit of living in the South) but I will throw on a sweater and jump in the car.
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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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ha, i first read that and cringed....good u were just kidding, but i know a girl @ my job that does that....you can almost feel the car'* pain when she does....
my bro does that sometimes, he busted a motor mount once like that... he drives like a maniac too...
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My poor Bonneville and Blazer get the worse from me. I always have to get going if I get a call. Theres no warm up or anything, its in gear, lights on, and down the road. Poor baby...
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ill let mine warm for a minute or so, mine lives in the garage but still.... HEAT?!? whats that? i never took my 180* stat out and i have a 40-45 min highway drive to work, most i get is a mild warm breeze... but thats ok, it keeps me awake for the drive to work.
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Yeah, a short wait to build oil pressure is always a good idea. In my old VW bus, I've gotta wait about a minute for the trans fluid to realize the motor is running before I can go anywhere, anyway. (LOL)

And, one thing you NEVER want to do is high rev the engine immediately after it starts. I can't believe how many people I see and hear do this. Had a neighbor lady once destroy the engine in a new Mercury this way - just clueless!
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Pending on weather.. if its -15C or below I will let it warm up for 10 min. But I park underground @ work.. so I have enough time to light a smoke.. put seat belt on, change the radio.. roll down the window and drive.. then stop @ the car station underground clean the windows * maybe check tire pressure* then go.

I keep my RPM under 2500 RPM for at least 25 miles or more till I know the oil is up the operating temp. Easiest way for me is if I stop and the oil pressure drops compared while runnin, the oil is close to or up to operating temps ( since I don't have an oil temp gauge ).. after that I would only consider going WOT.
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In my old VW bus, I've gotta wait about a minute for the trans fluid to realize the motor is running before I can go anywhere, anyway. (LOL)
Ooooo! You must have had one of them new fangled buses that was water cooled and had heat. I drove a '67 Microbus(air cooled) that NEVER warmed up (the cabin) in the winter. And they say "those were the good ol' days?", I think not!!!
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In my old VW bus, I've gotta wait about a minute for the trans fluid to realize the motor is running before I can go anywhere, anyway. (LOL)
Ooooo! You must have had one of them new fangled buses that was water cooled and had heat. I drove a '67 Microbus(air cooled) that NEVER warmed up (the cabin) in the winter. And they say "those were the good ol' days?", I think not!!!
C'mon, those were good days. You could fix anything on a 60 something VW with a screwdriver and a pair of pliers
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