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Old 12-06-2012, 12:11 PM   #183
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Originally Posted by TurboTeggyBoy View Post
I don't. Start, back out garage, drive out neighborhood. Not needed.
This. My reasoning:

1) Old cars needed to warmed up because of carbs

2) Despite needing to be warmed up people used to start and go, eventually damaging the engine.

3) Carmakers got tired of warrenty claims and began designing cars to survive this torture

4) Hence, modern cars do not need to be warmed. Check out "Car Talk" FAQ section or similarly accredited source for more detailed information on this.

Your water temp gauges is bunk anyway, it's just a three position indicator, cold, normal and too late.

Oil temp is the key here. Don't mash until it is good amd warm. Note the BMW e46 M3 and similar vintage M5 both have indicators on the dash that, as oil temp rises, will raise the redline until the oil is warm and the redline is back to its nominal setting.
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