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Old 01-10-2013, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mhw58 View Post
I have about a 4 mile commute to work. I sometimes ride my bike but in winter I drive my 335. I live in a moderate climate so the car is not that cold in the morning. My question is will this do any long term damage to the engine. I usually run some errands on the way home and drive longer to warm it up and it gets a good long drive on most weekends. Any precautions to take in the morning like not revving it high? Thanks for the info.
I would never rev high any engine when it's cold, and I don't mean freezing temperatures outside, but the engine being stopped over night. Short commutes will only prolong the life of your car and maintain it's value by not adding miles. But once in a while you should take it on a longer trip, preferably at highway speeds, otherwise I can't see how it would cause any damage.
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