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Old 11-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #26
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I work midnights mostly and when its 30 deg or below I start the car, get out, check things out around the car (scrap frost if need be), throw my jacket in the back and get in then slowly drive off. So I'd say 2-3 min. About 2 miles down the road it's at a good temp.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:43 AM   #27
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At least 15mins
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #28
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In summer, not much.. a minute maybe then baby it until it reachs 1/4 needle..

In winter, where it gets to -35 here, i plug it in and let it warm up 10-15 minutes...

i dont care about gas, i want my ass to be warm and the car too. If it's good for snowmobiles to let it warm up so you won't blow the engine or two strokes, it surely not bad to do on a car where the outside temp is -25 or -35.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:49 AM   #29
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Put key in turn it once (i think) wait for lights to turn off, start engine, wait 30 seconds, drive. If its below 32F I give it additional 30 seconds.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #30
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I just start driving. If I wait a little bit, it's because I'm adjusting myself and the music. I want the engine and transmission to warm up together.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:06 PM   #31
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I usually just warm the car up to operating temperature. I'm not just sitting in the car waiting though, I usually finish things up in the house for 5-10 minutes before heading out. All while the car warms up.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #32
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if it's REALLY cold outside, I let it warm up while I finish up in the house and then come out to a warm inside otherwise, I start it and shift around 2500 till she's warm and then BOOST&BOOST&BOOST&BOOST 💨
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:29 PM   #33
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Until the idle drops to normal speed. As long as its idling high, I don't put load on it
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #34
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5 minutes @ least before going anywhere
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:06 PM   #35
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Lot of wasted gas in this thread
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:11 PM   #36
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Modern vehicles don't need to be warmed to be driven... however... you don't want to be putting the engine under major load before the OIL is warmed fully. Cold oil + high engine load = BAD for bearings and Subarus are prone to bearing failures.

Oil gets warm a minute or two after the coolant needle stops moving.

So I don't "warm my car up" before driving, but I don't hammer it until my oil pressure gauge drops to normal when the car is idle (a minute or so after the coolant needle stops moving.)
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #37
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In Maine it gets really cold so if I haven't started it for a while I'll usually let it run for a few minutes and take it easy until it's on normal
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #38
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It gets warmer faster if you floor it.
This is my favorite.

Same as most people...let it idle down for a little before driving. Just a few moments.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:30 PM   #39
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Modern vehicles don't need to be warmed to be driven... however... you don't want to be putting the engine under major load before the OIL is warmed fully. Cold oil + high engine load = BAD for bearings and Subarus are prone to bearing failures.

Oil gets warm a minute or two after the coolant needle stops moving.

So I don't "warm my car up" before driving, but I don't hammer it until my oil pressure gauge drops to normal when the car is idle (a minute or so after the coolant needle stops moving.)
Don't be so technical, we all very well know that 'warm the car up' is in reference to the Engine Oil.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #40
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When its less than 30 degrees, I warm my car up enough that my seats are warmed up so I don't freeze my testiculars off
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:00 PM   #41
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When its less than 30 degrees, I warm my car up enough that my seats are warmed up so I don't freeze my testiculars off
Your testicles touch the seat while you're driving?

Do you drive your car with your legs spread eagle?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:26 PM   #42
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Duhhh, you have to drive like that sometimes. It improves your shift timing my .05 seconds
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:43 PM   #43
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Your testicles touch the seat while you're driving?

Do you drive your car with your legs spread eagle?
Lol that really paints a funny mental picture.
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:48 PM   #44
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I let my car idle for a few before moving and I also do something else. I gently tap the throttle and the rpms rise and then fall lower than they were before I hit the gas. What's the reason for the rpm drop?
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:15 PM   #45
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I let my car idle for a few before moving and I also do something else. I gently tap the throttle and the rpms rise and then fall lower than they were before I hit the gas. What's the reason for the rpm drop?
Ya I do that too. Once I'm ready to go I give it a blip and the rpm really settles in. I guess its just something built in to assist in warmup
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:37 PM   #46
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Modern vehicles don't need to be warmed to be driven... however... you don't want to be putting the engine under major load before the OIL is warmed fully. Cold oil + high engine load = BAD for bearings and Subarus are prone to bearing failures.

Oil gets warm a minute or two after the coolant needle stops moving.

So I don't "warm my car up" before driving, but I don't hammer it until my oil pressure gauge drops to normal when the car is idle (a minute or so after the coolant needle stops moving.)
Best advice above!
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:59 PM   #47
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Lot of wasted gas in this thread
Right?

Like so many others have said, let the oil circulate and then drive lightly until oil reaches temp.
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Old 11-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #48
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Thanks for the response ladies, I let mine sit fit about 30 sec then I ride the 2k idle till it drops and lightly keep it in 2k in each gear till its fully warm
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #49
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As long as it takes me to get out of the driveway. Thats 500 feet then floor it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #50
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i installed a block heater
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