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#1 Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 PM
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Warmup?

Does anyone warm up their car after starting it? I had a 95 maxima before this and she was an old lady, she always needed to be warmed up lol I'm curious if you should warm it up before driving on a cold start. I always do out of habit, curious if it matters.

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They say you don't need to with todays cars, but I still do.
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Re: Warmup?

I feel like its good for the car, because whenever I.start it, it starts at about 1500 RPMs and then decreases down to about 800-750 so I feel that its better. But what do I know lol

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I believe it takes a few seconds for all the fluids to pump through the engine and you're ready to go.

I never start the car and just pop it into gear I the RPM's settle back down before I go anywhere. Only reason I would warm up my car if it was cold as crap outside, otherwise no, you don't need to warm the car up to normal temperature in order to drive.

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I'm paranoid and I always let it warm up for at least 30-60 seconds before even putting it in gear. I drive it very gently until the oil temp gets up to a decent range
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Warm up practice in modern cars is just wasting gas and polluting air around your house.

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Warm up practice in modern cars is just wasting gas and polluting air around your house.

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Works for me. It's fifteen degrees out. It's getting warmed up. Those dinosaurs did not die in vane.

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Warm up practice in modern cars is just wasting gas and polluting air around your house.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/ask-o...z1205zmat.aspx

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I'll continue polluting the air and wasting fuel. Rather be safe than sorry.
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DD has remote start and sits outside. It's warm by the time I get into it and drive away...

But, warming up a car is hard on the entire exhaust system and wastes gas.

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Only time I do is when it's below 20 degrees outside...and that's more for my comfort than anything.

As far as letting RPM's drop, etc...if it's not butt-freezing outside, by the time I back out of the garage, wait for the door to close (my garage door doesn't always like to STAY down), and back into the street, it's easily 30 - 60 seconds before I hit the gas anyway.


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