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warm up (archive)

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Posted by Dan on February 02, 2001 at 14:35:02:

In Reply to: general automotive question: posted by pierre on February 02, 2001 at 09:15:28:

I'm in Minnesota and it is often very cold here (this morning it was -20F.) I let the car warm up just enough to allow the oil to start flowing, maybe 2-3 minutes at most. I think, however that it is at least as important to drive at a moderate rate for several miles until the lubrication starts to flow in all of the mechanical parts like the transmission and differential. Long warm ups are a waste of fuel in my opinion.

I have heard all pros and cons; should one let the car warm up or not, i've heard that you might as well drive it and let it get warm...just curious?!

pierre
84*528e*250+k

also someone emailed me about an antenna, and never got back to me, so I am still looking for an antenna post, I don't care anymore if its electrical, I just need the antenna post now...the static is killing me, or has anyone bought an aftermarket at autozone etc??? when I went to a store like that there were none that fit?!
thanks!
Also/sorry: I have now tried 10w30 in my car and it seems to be alot smoother, reason for this? And what about synthetic?





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