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Old 06-23-2020, 11:40 AM   #1
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So, I am usually very good at warming car up, letting it idle for 10 full minutes
before taking off, and then giving car 5-10 minutes before boosting it 100%.

However, today all the cool kids say that you let the car idle for 2 songs on spotify, then its OK to start driving.

My gf was messing with my spotify playlists and one song was the 11 min version of November Rain.

The car actually felt jittery like it did not want to do it, and now I am worried I might have damaged something.

I do not do this EVER, and this is a one off, but now I am worried about it.

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Old 06-23-2020, 11:49 AM   #2
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I usually warm the car up and watch the gas gauge. Usually a quarter tank minimum before I'm good to go. Sometimes I have to start the car the night before work.
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:50 AM   #3
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The car actually felt jittery like it did not want to do it, and now I am worried I might have damaged something.
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what is the question?

you think you damaged something by idling for November rain and one more song because cool kids said two songs?

Cars haven't been carbureted since the 80's FYI, that is when warming up stopped being needed. Spotify wasn't even around then so I'm positive that isn't a useful metric
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Old 06-23-2020, 11:53 AM   #4
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what is the question?

you think you damaged something by idling for November rain and one more song because cool kids said two songs?

Cars haven't been carbureted since the 80's FYI, that is when warming up stopped being needed. Spotify wasn't even around then so I'm positive that isn't a useful metric
I thought you were smarter than this, you cant be serious right now.
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:14 PM   #5
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dont forget to let it idle for 10min to cool down!
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:17 PM   #6
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dont forget to let it idle for 10min to cool down!
Bruh, that's why the first mod should always be a turbo timer!
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:28 PM   #7
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Unless your car is from like pre 1990's you can just drive off as soon as you start the car. Just go easy for the first 10min or so. If you have an oil temp gauge 180F is where you want to be as a guide before WOT.

Warming up a car idling is just wasting fuel and lots of exhaust for the environment to absorb.
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:28 PM   #8
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I thought you were smarter than this, you cant be serious right now.
Actually, he is being serious, just in a round-a-bout way.

What he is telling you ins that there is no need to let a car warm up 10 minutes before driving. A minute or two is one thing, but 10 minutes is ridiculous.

Let it idle a couple of minutes at most, then just drive like a normal person and not mashing the throttle and the motor will warm up more quickly.

Now, if that is really what you want to do then it's up to you but idling for 11 minutes instead of 10 makes zero difference.

Stop listening to the " cool kids " because they have no idea what they are talking about.
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:30 PM   #9
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I don't warm up the car 1-2min. I clutch-in, start the engine, backout/drive off. Unless -40F or close to it, there is no reason to 'warm up' a car.. unless you want to for psychological purposes.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:06 PM   #10
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Actually, starting up and immediately driving away without giving the motor to gain proper oil pressure is not a good thing to do.

I don't advocate sitting there for several minutes, unless it frickin' cold outside like you suggested, but at least give the motor 30 sec to fully bring up oil pressure through-out the motor.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:09 PM   #11
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Actually, he is being serious, just in a round-a-bout way.

What he is telling you ins that there is no need to let a car warm up 10 minutes before driving. A minute or two is one thing, but 10 minutes is ridiculous.

Let it idle a couple of minutes at most, then just drive like a normal person and not mashing the throttle and the motor will warm up more quickly.

Now, if that is really what you want to do then it's up to you but idling for 11 minutes instead of 10 makes zero difference.

Stop listening to the " cool kids " because they have no idea what they are talking about.
Apparently you're an idiot too.

This is a troll post.

How can you possibly think OP is being serious.
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Old 06-23-2020, 01:13 PM   #12
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From my old 1981 BMW 320i owners manual: Start the car and drive sedately until the temperature falls in the normal range.

If you live right next to a highway entrance, take secondary roads to the next exit. There's zero reason to idle for minutes before driving. 2 songs? What if the first one is Iron Butterfly In A Gadda Da Vita and next is Freebird?
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Old 06-23-2020, 02:17 PM   #13
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Apparently you're an idiot too.
This is a troll post.
How can you possibly think OP is being serious.
Actually, you are the real TROLL here.
That can easily be seen by your TROLL answer.

I have encountered people who actually think they have to let a car warm up 10 minutes. Apparently, you don't have the understanding nor the thought process to understand that.

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Old 06-23-2020, 03:00 PM   #14
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I usually warm the car up and watch the gas gauge. Usually a quarter tank minimum before I'm good to go. Sometimes I have to start the car the night before work.
I also use this same method. Pretty sure I heard of this tip from a guy called Scotty Kilmer who makes really informative car Youtube videos.

Just a tip though, when you are in a hurry (like if you need to drive your car the same day you start the warmup procedure) I've found my car will reach 1/4 of a tank much faster if I floor the gas pedal the entire time. It does makes a bunch of weird sounds when I do this, so it's best to keep a set of ear plugs in your car and wear them during the warm up process.
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Old 06-23-2020, 03:57 PM   #15
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From my old 1981 BMW 320i owners manual: Start the car and drive sedately until the temperature falls in the normal range.

If you live right next to a highway entrance, take secondary roads to the next exit. There's zero reason to idle for minutes before driving. 2 songs? What if the first one is Iron Butterfly In A Gadda Da Vita and next is Freebird?
you think most of these kids know any of them songs? LOL
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:35 PM   #16
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Just a tip though, when you are in a hurry (like if you need to drive your car the same day you start the warmup procedure) .
omg this had me cracking up

same day you start warm up procedure LOL
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Old 06-23-2020, 04:56 PM   #17
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I also use this same method. Pretty sure I heard of this tip from a guy called Scotty Kilmer who makes really informative car Youtube videos.

Just a tip though, when you are in a hurry (like if you need to drive your car the same day you start the warmup procedure) I've found my car will reach 1/4 of a tank much faster if I floor the gas pedal the entire time. It does makes a bunch of weird sounds when I do this, so it's best to keep a set of ear plugs in your car and wear them during the warm up process.
*Sigh*, but if i do this, then I may as well just post in this thread: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho....php?t=2923281

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you think most of these kids know any of them songs? LOL
Don't judge me, man! Yeah, everyone says my GF is kinda old.. and I kinda like November Rain, too. I just wish she tapped on the Radio Edit...
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:16 AM   #18
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I have encountered people who actually think they have to let a car warm up 10 minutes.

Yeah, me too.

And this guy isn't one of them.

The fact that you cant tell that this is a troll post ever after it being pointed out to you proves my point further.

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Old 06-24-2020, 11:18 AM   #19
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you think most of these kids know any of them songs? LOL
I hope not. "GET OFF MY LAWN"..
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:04 AM   #20
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Yeah, me too.

And this guy isn't one of them.

The fact that you cant tell that this is a troll post ever after it being pointed out to you proves my point further.
So, everyone who has been responding to the OP's issue is OK, except me?

I think you need to take a breath.
Mods are watching this thread, as evidenced by your last post being edited for any nasty comments you put in there.

If the Mods deem this a Troll thread, then they will close or delete it, as they deem necessary.

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Old 06-25-2020, 09:57 AM   #21
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oh man i have been doing damage to my cars for years...i dont let it warm up for more than 30 sec before driving it...OP i think it was the song choice the car didnt like...the post saying start the night before had me ROFL like none [email protected]
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:59 AM   #22
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Yeah, me too.

And this guy isn't one of them.

The fact that you cant tell that this is a troll post ever after it being pointed out to you proves my point further.
how would anybody know this guy isn't one of the flakes that thinks you need to let a car idle for 20 minutes before driving?

I heard at certain dealers you fill out a two question form before entering asking if you are interested in a WRX and think it's coolant AND oil need to come up to full operating temp before driving. If you answer yes to both plus the oil part of the 2nd question they send out a salesman with one of those spinning bowties to confuse and disorient you before the finance guy comes out.
Then they tell you the Gold warranty has been replaced with the Adamantium Warranty and it ONLY adds $67 a month to your 96 month variable rate term.
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:27 PM   #23
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So, everyone who has been responding to the OP's issue is OK, except me?
Really?

Because you specifically responded to me. I responded back to you.

Did you miss the part where it started with RTV and not you?
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:31 PM   #24
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how would anybody know this guy isn't one of the flakes that thinks you need to let a car idle for 20 minutes before driving?
Because it's obviously satire, and backed up even further by the post history of OP who has been a contributing member since before lots of people in the forum could even drive.

November rain? Really?

The spotify thing is completely made up. Nobody has ever said that. Ever.

Its S A T I R E and you have poor time understanding social situations.
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:32 PM   #25
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Hey guys

So, I am usually very good at warming car up, letting it idle for 10 full minutes
before taking off, and then giving car 5-10 minutes before boosting it 100%.

However, today all the cool kids say that you let the car idle for 2 songs on spotify, then its OK to start driving.

My gf was messing with my spotify playlists and one song was the 11 min version of November Rain.

The car actually felt jittery like it did not want to do it, and now I am worried I might have damaged something.

I do not do this EVER, and this is a one off, but now I am worried about it.

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I usually warm the car up and watch the gas gauge. Usually a quarter tank minimum before I'm good to go. Sometimes I have to start the car the night before work.
one and done. close it up boys, nothing left to see here.
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