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Re: Winter car warm up- how come? (archive)

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Posted by BEAVIS on January 29, 2001 at 22:33:32:

In Reply to: Winter car warm up- how come? posted by ScottDetroit on January 29, 2001 at 21:43:20:

People don't know and or just don't care, Todays engines and lubrcants are very good and we rarely see engine failures due to bad car manners. If you love your car it won't kill you to give it 30-120 seconds to get oil circulating before you start loading the bearings, you dont have to get it up to operating temp, infact it will get up to temp faster if it's in motion, but give it a couple of secs to get ready and most importantly don't step on it till the car is at operating temp, drive gently when cold. This is just good mechanical common sence, you don't have to follow it but there are benifits if you do.

I live in Detroit and it seems like I'm the only one letting my car warm up in the parking lots I park in. How is it that all these people start up their car and start driving- even pretty fast. I never see broken down cars on the highway with seized engines. So how come it seems so important on this board, but no one who drives a typical american car, seems to do it, and they don't seem to have any problems. Just curious, ScottDetroit

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