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Old 01-21-2019, 12:22 PM
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I start my car and drive off making sure not to rev above 3k until temp gauge reaches normal operating level.

is this correct, or is it better to let car idle for a while before driving? does it matter what ambient temp is?
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:25 PM
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You are correct.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:07 PM
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You are spot on, keep it up!
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:56 AM
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I was reading a book about V4 Honda motorcycles, and Honda mentioned that for their testing, they would warm the bikes up to full operating temperature. They supposedly got 30,000 miles out of an oil change! No blipping the throttle or driving, just idling in place. This isn't really reasonable for a usable automobile, though!
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Maybe Honda didnít feel like riding the bikes every time? I donít think thereís really any upside of idling an engine to warm it up other than convenience (like remote starters).
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by murphyslaw1978 View Post
Maybe Honda didnít feel like riding the bikes every time? I donít think thereís really any upside of idling an engine to warm it up other than convenience (like remote starters).

Cars arent bikes.

Idling where is actually gets cold..never fully warms the engine up..and the longer it takes to warm, the more it wears...cold things are smaller, wear is higher.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Speedtoys View Post
...cold things are smaller, wear is higher.
With the exception of water.

It's really the thermal coefficient of the engaged materials. As long as the thermal coefficient is the same, the materials expand and contract equally with changes in temperature. Problems occur when the coefficients differ.

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I just start mine up, wait a minute and then drive it, loading the engine up to 2500-3000 RPM before letting the transmission shift itself to the next gear.

In cases where it sits for months, I give it about 2 minutes so the oil gets up into the chain tensioners before going for a drive.
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