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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, 04:41 PM   #18
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I use a key that was provided by the manufacturer. It works every time!
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:44 PM   #19
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I start the car close the door put on seat belt and then drive.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:47 PM   #20
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For what it is worth, engines warm up quicker, which is better, under a light load (driving easy). So after the whole key thing, drive it nicely for a while until it gets some temp, then have fun!
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:20 PM   #21
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Your actually suppose to wait for it to warm up so the oil can circulate all the way through the engine. The first start up is the most detrimental time to an engine. Hence why you should wait. Id rather lose an extra ounce of gas than lose a engine.
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Old 08-15-2013, 06:02 PM   #22
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I've started a few engines and drove off right away with the engine not sounding quite right..... I've heard its really bad for the engine to wake up and get pushed around under various circumstances..

due to the above I always start the car up before performing certain tasks when preparing to leave the house.. so average is 5 mins..

if i'm in a rush i'll at the very least wait till the temp gauge (left of the DIC) is past the first line..
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:15 PM   #23
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Not a choice but I don't start it everyday, perhaps 3-4x per week
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:27 PM   #24
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I put my key in a turn it...lol. I let it run a little bit
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #25
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Start it, wait for the garage door to open, slowly drive out of the garage, wait for the garage door to close, then start driving. This gives ample time for the engine to warm up, and eliminates the "Did I close the garage door?" nonsense.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #26
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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, 08:54 PM   #27
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Voted 2nd to the last. Lol

Being random.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:07 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, 09:19 PM   #29
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With my car key!

Sorry I had to do it. I couldn't resist
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:20 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, 09:26 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, 09:27 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, 09:40 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, 10:30 PM   #34
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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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