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View Poll Results: .: How Do You Start Your Car Everyday? :.
I wait till my car idle's down before i drive off 47 23.98%
I wait till my car idle's down +15-45 seconds before i drive off 21 10.71%
I start driving right after i start my car 41 20.92%
I only let my car warm up when it hasnt been started for awile (morning time, days) 3 1.53%
I always wait till it idle's down, but when its cold outside i give it a little more time to warm up 35 17.86%
This thread is stupid :p 36 18.37%
Other 13 6.63%
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:50 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by gajagfan View Post
I use a key that was provided by the manufacturer. It works every time!

Someone beat me to it.

I don't warm mine up for an extended period, unless it's winter and very cold.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:54 PM   #27
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #28
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I usually get in, start the car, lower the top, put on my seatbelt, close the door, then wait 5 minutes for my wife that said she was ready to go before I came out of the house, then we leave. I select other
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:19 PM   #29
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With my car key!

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:20 PM   #30
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Mine wakes my wife and sets off alarms in the morning....
I get the hell out of there. Lol

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #31

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Warm up or take off right away?

Both. I live halfway up a steep hill, with a more gentle slope for a while at the bottom. I fire up, put it in gear after about 10 seconds, and the fast cold idle lets me roll along at about 30 for 3/4 mile in town without ever touching the gas.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #32
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Start it and Go......No point to letting it warm up or idle down.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:40 PM   #33
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I rev my engine a few times first to hear the sweet sound of exhaust and then I drive off.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by dkp2LT View Post
I'm a start & go person normally. However with the Camaro it takes a few seconds to slowly back out of the garage & make sure the garage door closes all the way - so I'd say 45-60 seconds before I leave the house. Then I'm in a subdivision with quite a few kids so I take it 25mph at the highest for 3-4 blocks.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #35
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When the oil temp gauge moves anywhere off the left side of the cluster she's ready to haul ass. That is generally by the end of the main road out of the division since I've already taken the time to back out of the garage without killing anyone, watched the garage door close so I don't drive all the way to work wondering who the hell is inside killing someone, and going slow enough that I don't kill some dumb kid to jump out in the road because he missed the school bus.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:44 PM   #36

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Start it, let it run for 15 or 20 seconds, and drive away. Don't do any high rpm driving until you have the motor up to temp. The oil starts circulating the second the engine starts turning. It's only going to take a few seconds for everything to get fresh oil.

Those with cams, and high spring pressures should definitely wait until the motor is up to temp before hitting high rpm's.

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Old 08-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #37

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I know I should probably let it warm up, but 99% of the time, I just don't have the time to... Good thing it's got a warranty.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:46 PM   #38
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The question is "How Do You Start Your Car Everyday?"

Very simple answer, "I turn the car Key."

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #39
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I spark it up before I close the door. Then I start driving after fastening the belt and checking the TPMS.

With synthetic oils that stuff is flowing in a few seconds.
By the time I exit the subdivision I try to put some heat in the rears.

If it's frosty I wait for the defroster to start to melt before I move.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:35 AM   #40
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To the guys that mentioned a short idle to get oil flowing: that's outdated thinking.

We had to do that back in the days before premium-quality oil existed, and there were no anti-drainback valves in the oil filter. Your oil pressure on these cars is instantaneous. The second you start cranking, there's oil pressure.

The oils we use coat everything with a protective film. Even if there weren't instant oil pressure, that coating still protects, regardless.

So many things have changed from what our daddies taught us.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:59 PM   #41

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Originally Posted by WCoolBreeze View Post
The question is "How Do You Start Your Car Everyday?"

Very simple answer, "I turn the car Key."

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its just a title related to the topic Dont be "that guy" like the rest of the people who said wat you said. . . too late
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #42
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