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Old 03-27-2009, 06:56 PM   #29
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What he says. And other than that it won't hurt your starter any more using the remote than if you get in and use the key.
if anything, it will be slightly easier on your starter as the computer is controlling it so you eliminate the possibility to over/under spin the starter when turning the car on
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:10 PM   #30
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FWIW, I've been using a cheap DIY remote starter for 10 years, it's never caused a problem. I've lately decided that it's better to start with the remote every time. It's important to let the engine idle for 10-30 seconds before driving off, to make sure oil is completely circulating. By remote starting as I walk up, I can get in and drive off just as fast as I can close the door and click my seatbelt.
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:29 PM   #31
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I've never heard the brake thing...that's not how it is on any of the current Chevy's.
its that way on my mercury mountaineer i guess it caries form make to make
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:36 PM   #32
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It's important to let the engine idle for 10-30 seconds before driving off, to make sure oil is completely circulating. By remote starting as I walk up, I can get in and drive off just as fast as I can close the door and click my seatbelt.
Yeah this is what I like to do mainly, I know letting it run for the 10 minutes it allows you to is not the best idea (and since you can just turn it off I don't see why they didn't lower it to like 5 min if you run into someone and start talking on the way to the car, but whatever lol).
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:55 PM   #33
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Also there's a lock out on the shifter (OK, drive selector lever since this is only for the automatics) that prevents you from putting it in gear and driving it away. That and the steering wheel lock keeps your baby safe when warming up (or cooling down) unattended. I use the remote start on my Avy every time I start it. If it's cold it turns on the seat warmers, the heated mirrors, rear defrost and cranks the front defrost. If it's hot it cranks the A/C. Very cool feature. Now my wife's Torrent has the remote start option but it doesn't have automated climate control. So the HVAC system simply does whatever the last setting was. Still good - just need to remember to crank the defrost the night before.

Hey I just realized - I never checked if the 2SS Camaro has the same automatic climate control system.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:43 AM   #34
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Hey I just realized - I never checked if the 2SS Camaro has the same automatic climate control system.

All Camaros will have a basic, single zone manually controlled HVAC system. There is no option for an automatic or dual zone climate control.
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