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Old 01-14-2012, 04:34 PM
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I would def warm up the truck when its cold its good to have a remote starter. If I dont warm up the truck and just drive off I feel like its not driving smooth the engine is running louder. I might warm it up in warmer weather too if I don't move it for a couple days.
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^yeah most likely a lifter. Once my s10 hit 200,000 miles it developed a lifter tick on cold mornings, it would go away after a minute.
Good to know, thanks snrusnak. The GM will be retired soon for me anyways as my Ram has pulled an Elvis... it has left the building! Now being shipped accross the US/Canada on its way to BC.
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My '95 has a clutch fan and I just installed a new one. If I don't let it warm up 5-10 minutes when it's below freezing it won't get out of anyone's way and runs like doo doo. Global warming...isn't that what killed the Wolly Mammoth?
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im old school..I like to let my truck warm up a few minutes if possible..
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I always wait until it has idled down before driving off. It takes a bit longer when it's cold out for the RPMs to drop. When I start off I just take it easy until it's warmed up a bit. I don't know why I just don't like to push a cold engine and driver train too hard. I've always felt this way, something I've learned over the years I guess.
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If it is cold, I hit my remote start on the way out the door. By the time I get in it has idled down. If there is ice or snow on the window I will let it run for a max of five minutes to get it soft enough I can scrape it off.

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I think it depends on what the temperature is outside. In the winter I've always let my trucks run a little bit to warm up the oil before making it try to protect the motor. You can't deny how different a cold motor sounds versus one warmed up a bit .

I'm all for protecting mother earth, but like the post above....they need to worry about bigger things destroying the environment. Air quality is gonna be the least of our concerns once the oil companies destroy your drinking water by fracking the sh*t out of this country. Wait until there is a water shortage....anarchy baby.
I really hate to jump on this wagon or thread jack, but i was wondering what you actually know about the process as well as down-hole and such. Just curious if your an engineer or whatever (Not trying to start a fight with anyone).
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Global warming...what a joke. Anyways, I let my truck warm up for about 10 mins. I've seen what driving a vehicle that hasn't been properly warmed up looks like...a plume of black from the tailpipe...so much for trying to save the earth. Atleast that I know, when my truck is warmed up and I floor it, I don't see nothing out of the tailpipe.
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...with symthetic oil in it shouldnt the oil be circulating almost immediately?
You still need time for the engine to get the oil up out of the sump and circulated not matter what type of oil you're running. Just because it's synthetic doesn't mean it defies gravity.
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When it's below freezing I usually go out and crank the truck about ten minutes before leaving, lock the doors, and go back in and finish. Only because I don't want me and my little girls to be cold on our five-mile commute. If it's above freezing, I just wait a minute for it to idle down before driving off.
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