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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, 01:22 PM   #1
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Question .: How Do You Start Your Car Everyday? :.

Is there any benifit to warming your car up before you drive off? How long do you wait before you start driving everytime you start your car?
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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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, 01:28 PM   #3
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Yes make sure you warm your car up first. The cold start is where the most stress is on the engine
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:28 PM   #4
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #5
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Start it, tune in radio....drive, there is no reason to wait for warm up.....do a google search.....
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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Let it warm up.

Some people might consider waiting until it reaches operating temps a little extreme, but it's what I do everyday. 2-3 minutes in the summer. 4-5 minutes idle in the winter (or more.)
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:35 PM   #7
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I don't think there is any benefit to let it idle down.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #8
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Start it, tune in radio....drive, there is no reason to wait for warm up.....do a google search.....
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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All you're doing by "warming up" your car is wasting gas. Read most owners manuals and it tells you to start the vehicle, wait 10-15 seconds, and off you go. Keep it under 3,000 RPM until you reach operating temp.

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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Stock: start and go. Reason? You don't have a choke or carburetor anymore, Eleanor. The engine will get up to temp faster and won't get things sooty from extended idling.

My configuration: start, short warm up, keep it under 2500 RPM until oil is up to operating temp. Reason? High performance valve springs don't like cold, and I don't need a broken valve spring.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:45 PM   #11
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I start mine, do a few things inside the car like seat belt, radio, widows....then off i go. so maybe a minute.
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@ Nitsua

"Keep it under 3,000 RPM until you reach operating temperature."

Ha Ha. That's the problem. I go over 3,000 rpm routinely just after exiting my neighborhood entrance.

Besides, if wasting gas was a concern, I wouldnt be driving a 430 hp, SS.
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warm up until idles down, always
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
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Stock: start and go. Reason? You don't have a choke or carburetor anymore, Eleanor. The engine will get up to temp faster and won't get things sooty from extended idling.

My configuration: start, short warm up, keep it under 2500 RPM until oil is up to operating temp. Reason? High performance valve springs don't like cold, and I don't need a broken valve spring.
This is exactly what I've been doing since I had the cam put in last year. It's hard for me to keep it under 2500 when I get in the traffic a few blocks from home, so I let it warm up in the driveway a bit longer when it's cold outside.
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