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Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine If It Is Fuel Injected

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Re: Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Same with a carbureted engine as the choke enriches the mixture in the same way whether it be an auto or manual choke
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Re: Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Dakar race starts on TV tomorrow,100% in Peru. West coast Direct TV is channel 220 at 1530 but some days it is a different time by half an hour. This is a big one for me. Many good races are seldom on the tube. The Isle of Man always gets my attention.
Thanks for the warming up link. I shared with others. It makes so much sense. I tell people but some don't get it. I have shared with the wife to go into park or neutral at long stops in the car with hot weather to keep from churning the transmission oil and making it hotter. Okay, anal.
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Re: Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

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Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine If It Is Fuel Injected

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What a load. How's it any different to hop in, start it, and drive away gently letting it warm up in the first 5 - 15 minutes of my drive. It's still cold, running a richer mixture until it's at temperature either way. This article is stating why it's not good for the longevity of the engine to run it rich as it's warming up and how's that any different if I'm driving it vs. idling in the drive way? Also, when it's idling in the driveway there's no chance of "hopping into your car and gunning it straightaway" before it's warmed up. I don't think their explanation of how this works proved their point.

My F-150 as a remote start feature and it sits outside where pickup trucks belong. On a cold morning, I remote start it and when I hop in to take my kid to school it's blowing warm air in the cabin and my steering wheel is warm and if I could figure out a way to get it to automatically turn on the heated seats I'd be a happier man. Yeah, I know. First world problems.
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Warms up faster with the load of driving.
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Slant Ks warm up even faster when they blow a few cores in the rad . .
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Re: Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

Sit in car,turn on the heated seat pad?A few hundred feet down the road pad is rather warm.And then drive a mile at the very least til the heater warms up the interior.

Park car for a few hours?I just leave the heated seat pad on low. Warm seat?....saves my old back from cramping on a cold hard seat.

Frost on the windshield?As long as it isn't inside,that's what them spray on windshield de-icer products are for.

Leave side windows cracked open a little when parked?Helps at preventing warm moist air from condensing and freezing up on the inside of a windshield.
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Re: Warming Up Your Car in the Cold Just Harms the Engine

That is pure nonsense. Live in a Minneapolis. All my engines go past 200K. Use good synthetic oil and a block heater when you have too.
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