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aurgathor

join:2002-12-01
Lynnwood, WA
kudos:1
reply to Xstar_Lumini

Re: Do You Warm-Up Your Car In Cold Weather? Don't Do It!

I normally let it idle for about 10 - 15 seconds, and in very cold weather I may increase that to 20 - 30 seconds. That's all my warm up.

If the windows are fogged up to a point that I can't see well (night time) I may wait some more, however.
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cowspotter

join:2000-09-11
Ashburn, VA
kudos:2

I also follow the "let it warm up for about 10 secs" method. My car idles at 2,000 rpms when i start it up and then slowly drops down. Once it reaches 1,500 rpms, I go. This way I know I'm not driving off immediately and it's less of an rpm drop when I shift into drive.