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Old 12-23-2011, 08:51 AM   #1
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Now that winter is in full force, I have been thinking what opinions the HTC members have about starting a cold HEMI (Or for that matter any engine)? Do you let it warm up for a few minutes or do you fire it up and drop in "D" (Or 1st gear) to drive to your next designation?

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Old 12-23-2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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Now that winter is in full force, I have been thinking what opinions the HTC members have about starting a cold HEMI (Or for that matter any engine)? Do you let it warm up for a few minutes or do you fire it up and drop in "D" (Or 1st gear) to drive to your next designation?
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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The only warm-up I EVER do is for me, not the motor. On really cold mornings (and yeah, we get 'em here), I'll let it idle five minutes or so to get some heat for me. Otherwise, start it up and be gentle for a few miles. It warms up faster working than idling.
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Old 12-23-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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start it up and go.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:04 PM   #5
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It doesn't get as cold here as it does up north but it's sure cold to me. I crank up and go.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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I let it idle for about 30 secs to make sure that oil pressure is up, then ease out of my neighborhood at a whopping 25mph.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
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Originally posted by askibum02:
I let it idle for about 30 secs to make sure that oil pressure is up, then ease out of my neighborhood at a whopping 25mph.
Same here. But when I get off my gravel road onto the blacktop I generally announce my departure. The neighbors love it. I have cool neighbors.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:09 PM   #8
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Originally posted by MikeHTally:
The only warm-up I EVER do is for me, not the motor. On really cold mornings (and yeah, we get 'em here), I'll let it idle five minutes or so to get some heat for me. Otherwise, start it up and be gentle for a few miles. It warms up faster working than idling.
Yup Thats all I do up here. Well when it's real cold -20 to -30 below maybe 10 mints to worm up.
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Old 12-24-2011, 02:07 AM   #9
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Warm up til idle drops
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:49 AM   #10
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i let it warm up and turn on my heated seats until they get warm. leathers cold maybe 5min
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