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Old 01-17-2012, 12:05 AM
awesomeo3000 awesomeo3000 is offline
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Originally Posted by Sophisto View Post
Do not warm up by idling.
Start the car and drive off.
Do not use high rpms until your motor is warm.
The oil temperature is a good guide for that.
What is the technical reason for not idling to warm up? Is this for the life of the engine, or just during the initial period of the first few thousand miles, and then it's ok to idle for warmup?
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