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newdeli
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2014 8:21:07 AM

How long did you warm up your car today?
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2015 9:57:31 AM

Long enough to snap the seatbelt on.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 10:24:35 PM

Not since there hasn't been any snow.
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 9:45:58 PM

30 seconds, give or take
outdoorsmp
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 5:16:09 PM

About 5 minutes
MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Mar 24, 2015 4:38:42 PM

5 seconds
2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2015 10:51:45 AM

Less than 30 secs
eB40
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Message Posted: Mar 16, 2015 3:25:00 PM

About 10 seconds
toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2015 9:44:43 AM

10 seconds
contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 8, 2015 8:42:09 AM

Always in the winter months here in Ontario..................
iamjoekewl
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 5:27:20 PM

5 min
Mininana
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 4:44:29 PM

to bkfist, nice advice, will heed, further pleasing The Real Mininana
Mininana
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 4:43:11 PM

about three minutes, with the seat-heaters on, too... it make The Real Mininana happy, and if she ain't happy, ain't nobody happy
2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 4:32:51 PM

2 mins
TriniB
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 8:41:13 PM

yes
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2015 8:06:22 PM

Less than 30 secs
bkfist
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:38:55 AM

If it's cold out, I'll let the car idle for about 45 seconds to a minute, then drive gently for the next 5 or 10 minutes, until the oil has a chance to get fully up to temp.
In summer, I give it about 15 seconds before putting into gear and taking off gently for 3 or 4 miles.
Will 1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:22:56 AM

Yes
ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:14:11 AM

"Long enough for the engine to idle down. About 30 seconds."

you're lucky! it's been in the single digits the past month & mines take at least 10 min before it idles down to 700 rpms
ricebike
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:13:01 AM

contiki, OP asks how long? not a yes/ no answer

i usually run it for 10-15 min with this record polar vortex ~ that's 20 degrees F lower than the norm for this time

contiki
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 7:11:32 AM

Yes in the winter months.....
toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 7:06:24 AM

No
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 9:56:23 PM

5-10 minutes it was rather cold this morning.
Will 1
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 1:15:53 PM

Yes
nhdnvn
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 1:11:56 PM

I dont, no need for it.
xtremecheap
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:59:11 PM

Long enough for the engine to idle down. About 30 seconds.
Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:56:39 PM

1 minute to idle down.
SGLuz
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:37:02 PM

No
down2fumes
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:31:14 AM

NONE
newdeli
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 8:06:20 AM

It's too cold outside. I made an exception and warm up the car today for 4 mins.
twt
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 5:48:47 PM

I don't. It's a waste of gas.
Mikeyy1960
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 5:29:35 PM

0
Cooey
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 4:08:09 PM

As long as it takes to put on seatbelt and watch the garage door close behind me. :)
toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 3:20:20 PM

Not really
justinemt14
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 12:43:52 AM

Yes.
TriniB
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 12:37:12 AM

yes
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2015 12:26:25 AM

I start it a couple a minutes early
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2015 8:03:55 PM

10 seconds
gvan
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 9:15:53 AM

5-10 seconds in place and then it warms up as I drive.
Will 1
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 10:03:04 AM

Yes
55Russ
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 12:17:58 AM

About 30sec.in winter
mtnrambo
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Message Posted: Feb 8, 2015 12:11:11 AM

no
bearscharger
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:40:31 PM

started and left
Gxpress
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:30:14 PM

7.7 seconds
litesong
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:25:25 PM

A few seconds..... my 2013 Elantra, bad-mouthed & taken to court for poor mpg, is averaging 39mpg.
BartandLisa
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 10:04:30 PM

Less than 30 seconds
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Feb 7, 2015 9:51:56 PM

Start & Go
nifty6
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2015 9:46:42 PM

11.37 seconds, heated seats,
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Feb 2, 2015 5:17:01 PM

10 seconds
PikaGirl13
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 7:32:48 AM

However long it takes me to put my seatbelt on and usually plug my phone into the car charger.
Gxpress
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 7:09:24 PM

7.7 seconds
2Tall
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 6:48:24 PM

minute if that long.
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