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    Warm up car??

    Who here warm up their car even if it is only been there for 6-7 hourS??







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    Re: Warm up car??

    y? its like 90 degrees outside



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    not I said the duck




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    Re: Warm up car??

    I gots a heater or whatever its called in the engine compartment that heats it up with a single power cord. SOrry but for some reason I can't think of what its called right now.



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    Re: Warm up car??

    no i mean shouldnt u warm it up before u drive........




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    Quote Originally Posted by zthumper View Post
    I gots a heater or whatever its called in the engine compartment that heats it up with a single power cord. SOrry but for some reason I can't think of what its called right now.
    Block heater? Being around the mechanic profession for years, There really is no need to warm it up to normal temp before driving. However, it is a bad idea to drive it like an idiot right after you start it. Wait until it reaches full temp before doing power brakes, neutral drops and so forth.



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    Re: Warm up car??

    ^^^^^yeah i've never used it but hey i got one lol



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    Re: Warm up car??

    Nope, I get in and drive, unless its winter. Then and only then I start it up to warm up.



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    Re: Warm up car??

    I only start mine up and warm it up in the winter. But other than that...I just get in and go



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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedtrik View Post
    Block heater? Being around the mechanic profession for years, There really is no need to warm it up to normal temp before driving. However, it is a bad idea to drive it like an idiot right after you start it. Wait until it reaches full temp before doing power brakes, neutral drops and so forth.
    this may be true for a port fuel injected car, but not so for TBI and carb'd cars. warming up the engine allows the fuel that is just being 'dumped' down the intake to vaporize and therefore permit combustion of the air/fuel mixture.



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    Re: Warm up car??

    Your car only needs a minute or two. If it's a reasonably newew car, anyways.



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    Re: Warm up car??

    I dont think u need to warm it up if ur just gonna get in and cruise, but if ur going to be pushing it (gasing it to the max at every turn) right after u get in than I would warm it up. On my car if u dont warm it up first, u can feel when the transmission shifts and sh!tz cuse the oil isnt flowing smoothly until its warmer.



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    Re: Warm up car??

    Wait at least 10 seconds before putting your vehicle into gear after starting it. This allows the oil to flow a bit to crucial areas before putting your engine under load.

    If it is cold outside letting it sit for 30 seconds to one minite is a good idea before driving.

    Do not drive aggressively until your car is at full operating temperature.

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    Re: Warm up car??

    I almost always warm mine up, though if I don't I don't drive it like a bat out of hell.




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    Re: Warm up car??

    Ya, all you're really trying to do is get the oil pressure up to operating range and to let the oil pump move things all the way through the block.

    After that's happened, you're basically good to go.



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    Some people have told me that the chrome reflects sunlight, therefore the amp doesn't get as hot as others. Is this true?

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