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Old 27 Oct 2010, 01:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cold start ups

I always drive the car to warm it up normally and drive under 2500rpm and wait for another 5-10mins after water temp reaches normal temp so oil temp reaches normal and oil pressure be surprised how long these two take,

How do ye guys warm up the engines do ye let it idle to warm it up or drive it interested in how you warm the engine up, what ye guys think is best?
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Old 27 Oct 2010, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Cold start ups

Since the rebuild I try to be quite careful with warm up times. Not quite as thorough as you though Darren.
Usually start-up and leave running while I clean windows etc then drive steadily for 3 - 4 miles before giving it any "beans". Then usually only short bursts due to other traffic.
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Old 27 Oct 2010, 01:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Cold start ups

I usually start mine in the morning and leave it to warm up a few minutes while I have a smoke and then give it a few miles before giving it any. If you use good quality oil etc though it shouldn't matter to just start and drive off as long as your not thrashing it
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Old 27 Oct 2010, 02:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Cold start ups

The car needs to be driven to warm it up correctly it's the best way to warm it up quickly just keep it under 2500 rpm till te water is up to temp and give it 2 more mins after that cos oil take slightly longer. All the same I always let it idle for 20 - 30 seconds while I put on my seatbelt etc jut to get the oil round it a bit.
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Old 28 Oct 2010, 09:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i let mine warm up in the garage before it comes out,always prime the pump twice before ignition and stir the box
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Old 28 Oct 2010, 09:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I always let sonic run for a lil while, while i sort me bags and that out then off we toodle for our 5 mile journey to work taking it steady i dont normally give it any beans anyway ont he roads i have to go on to work just no point.
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Re: Cold start ups

I start mine up in the morning and leave running for a couple af mins while im getting bits together and locking up house then drive steady till all warmed up then give it some
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Re: Cold start ups

As above, I would always leave mine to warm up for a few mins then a gentle drive for 5 mins.
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I wait until i'm ready to go before starting and drive straight away. Taking it easy to begin up to 2500 revs then give it more wellie if need be.

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Old 30 Oct 2010, 09:13 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I just start it and drive away. I never rev past 2,500rpm until the water temp has been up to full temp for at least 5 minutes
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I just start up and drive away "taking" it very easy till the engine warms up.
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