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Old 04-19-2012, 02:53 PM
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yeah, living in orange county our 'chilly' morning are not bad. I'm more concerned with long term damage to the engine. Good to know it doesn't take long to circulate.

Thanx for the info, guys.
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About the only time I'll let my truck warm up these days is when it's cold out. I do not like to get into a cold vehicle. During the non colds days (which is most of 'em when you live in Louisiana) I wait only long enough for it to idle down (usually less than a minute). I'll then take it easy for a mile or two until the temp gauge shows that she's warm.

I do this with all of my vehicles.


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I do the exact same.. Idle down to about 1100 to 1200 RPMs I believe it is
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One thing to consider is you are only warming the engine, the trans, diff's etc are stone cold. I believe when she's really cold to give the engine some time to warm up, but I prefer to drive slow for a few blocks to let everything slowly lube up and warm gradually...
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So, the better rule of thumb is to just not romp on the gas the second you start the truck, but give the moving parts a chance to move and loosen up first.
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You have to remember in the old days part of that warm-up was because of carburetors, cold carbs with a hand choke didn't run well. They also introduced a lot of gas into the motor. Just don't have that issue with fuel injection.

I am a fire it up and get going person, unless it is real cold. I also believe in taking it easy for a bit until it warms. Do not like to jump on it right away.
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I generally start her right up and power brake immediately in my driveway...Thought that was the best/quickest way to warm up the engine and tires. Am I mistaken???

lol No I am with the other guys I generally let the RPMS drop to about 1000 and go on my way.
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Well my friends

There are 2 reasons for letting your vehicle run, engine lubrication & your comfort
Forget about the 2nd reason, you already know how to take care of that

Lubricating fluids reduce friction
back before multigrade oils, when you shut your engine off for a period of time, the oil coating would slip down to little pockets or all the way down into the pan, the oil pump was designed to hold some of its prime, if it lost its prime, you had to pull the distributor & put an old distributor shaft down into the oil pump & turn it with a drill until you got oil back up to the rockers. If you didn't lose the prime, you let your oil pump get oil up to the rockers & with everything coated you were good to go.

With the multigrade, your engine always has a little coating, so as soon as you see your oil gauge move, you can take off

My engine races for the first 30 seconds & slows down quite a bit & i can take off, it doesn't really matter though, because i remote start my engine, grab my gear by the door, walk through the garage & climb into my Ram, put on the seat belt, shift the transmission & drive away

I think that i am wasting gas

Now your transmission & differentials in heavy coat weather, need to have the vehicle rolling to lubricate, so take it slow for at least a block or more

I found out that if you preset your climate control for the next day, before you turn off your key for the night, you won't come out in the morning when it is cold & find your A/C running instead of your heater, i don't set my fan on AUTO either

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Idle down and drive
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Same here i wait until the idle goes under 1000, usually takes 2-3 minutes.
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I only let mine warm up in the cold weather
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