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Old 11-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #66
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Join Date: Nov 2012
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: St. Louis
2005 STI


With the STi - summers I pretty much start driving immediately. (Give it 10-15 seconds just to wake up a bit), but baby it a bit until the temp needle goes up to normal operating temp. (I generally drive like a grandma, so this isn't very hard for me).

Winter: The car is angry until warm. It feels 'different' until it's ready.. I give it a couple minutes before I drive, then baby it until the needle has settled at the normal temp. This is for _cold_ temps.

So yeah, don't floor it right after starting it, and give the oil time to warm up like basically everyone else has said .
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