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GAJDHI
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Message Posted: Dec 26, 2013 1:52:11 AM

YES , in winter 2 t0 10 minutes each time when I start the car
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HideMKE
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 9:35:29 AM

in cold weather, yes
PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Feb 22, 2014 6:00:42 AM

Only if needed to clear the windows
szd55
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 8:39:50 AM

Wait for oil pressure 30 secs, then drive off; diesels don't warm as well as gassers do idling.
hosedagain
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 7:23:15 AM

no
Fredelin
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Message Posted: Feb 12, 2014 7:21:18 AM

eh! Gajdi, not 10 minutes!!!
JoeKing
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 12:02:08 PM

no
espo85
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 10:36:19 AM

Only when it's 0 degrees and I want to be in a warm car when I start driving so I don;t freeze.
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 7:55:47 AM

Only while I am scraping the window if I need to.
drydem
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 6:22:40 AM

Yes, in the wintertime when I need defroster to help me scrape off the ice from the windshield and rear windows.
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 3:27:58 AM

yes
krazkar
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2014 10:15:32 PM

A little
lilwoof63
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 2:50:27 PM

Yes...every time until my cold temp light goes out. Manufacturer suggested procedure. Of course it takes a longer time in the winter then in the summer.
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 6:17:46 AM

1 - 2 minutes, then I'm on my way
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 4:47:12 AM

yes , for about 5 minutes...
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 4:22:05 AM

My daily driver has an engine temp gauge as dash info, and I always glance at it on restarts before going into drive mode. Noticing the other indicators also.

I then determine a start an go or a 10 second...20 sec... 30 sec... or during Winter a 2 ---- 3 minute engine/cabin heat-up for any visual window clearing, whatever..... No high engine RPMs until close to normal operation on the temp indicator. I prefer engine temp readouts over the cold/hot indicator lights. The Wife likes the lighting system better and wants a remote start system...Ding a Ding a Ding a Do (Show-Fer) maybe!
nickless
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 2:44:35 AM

no
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 10:01:37 PM

On cold days
knlangilo
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2014 11:39:29 AM

Only on really cold days
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 7:22:03 AM

yes
nickless
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2014 3:03:22 AM

no
pawnkingfour
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 11:23:13 PM

This one doesn't need to.
charladan
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 9:51:35 PM

only if it is below 20F
rick_evans
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 8:32:51 PM

I warm up by driving.
flguy71
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 5:09:00 PM

only if windshield is foggy/frosty...otherwise no.... it is a diesel
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 3:54:07 PM

Not to much
OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 10:47:02 AM

Only when the weather gets below 20 degrees
Boyrr
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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2014 6:38:54 AM

1 -2 minutes
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 6:55:25 AM

9°F this morning & no need to warm. 20 seconds from start to moving.
Ratso
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 5:41:25 AM

Yes, for about a minute or two , till I get the seat belt on, radio tuned and away I go !
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 5:01:31 AM

No. It's a waste of fuel. In 3 miles of driving, the heater is warming the car. If not, you need to change the thermostat.
poetdog73
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 1:35:32 AM

yes...older auto (93)
hyeglenn
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 9:53:34 PM

Yes, it is a diesel.
bluenvoy
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 10:11:22 AM

No. Semi heated garage kept.
Vin63
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 9:51:13 AM

No.
HideMKE
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 9:50:00 AM

yes
namzza6310
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 8:58:22 AM

yes but only on days that there is frost on the windows.
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 7:54:59 AM

"I warm the engine oil. That is all that is necessary"

Nope, the oil is doing it's job as soon as the engine starts. You may proceed!!
hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 7:22:22 AM

There is no mechanical reason to warm up properly maintained modern cars. Dress appropriately for the weather outside & you should be fine once the windows are clear.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 7:17:15 AM

I warm the engine oil. That is all that is necessary. You want the oil to be able to circulate and properly lubricate the internals of the engine.
dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2014 6:09:41 AM

When its 20 F degrees outside I get heat in two minutes at the cabin vents at idle from a cold start. When the colder temps arrive It takes three minutes, Quicker on a drive-away at 2000-2500 RPMs by working the Engine. Much colder start-ups require an additional minute, maybe two for reaching normal operation.

DuramaxPower
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 8:24:21 PM

Just a little to get the oil flowing
Then drive easy for a while

[Edited by: DuramaxPower at 1/27/2014 8:23:39 PM EST]
WilhamClouse
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 6:29:10 PM

a little
DrThos
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 9:11:52 PM

No, start'er up - Drive away (no racing for 5 minutes)
RalphHightower
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 6:06:06 AM

Yes, when it's colder than normal or there's frost/ice on the windshield.
twt
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 5:43:42 AM

No. A waste of gasoline. If you are going to drive more than five miles, the car will get warm.
randy3116
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 5:36:28 AM

no
dgsteven
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2014 3:07:26 AM

yes
dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2014 12:42:20 AM

No...But I do drive it very easy until the heat is completly warm.
contiki
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:52:28 AM

Yes....in the cold months........
silverG
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2014 6:40:34 AM

Only when it's really cold.
herbiepopnecker
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2014 10:37:32 PM

Yep
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