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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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Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 7:33:32 PM

No
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 9:22:14 AM

Yes
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jpaul101
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 9:04:45 AM

Yes, on cold days, remote start. Best thing ever put on a car.
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 7:45:26 AM

naw
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badbobKY
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 7:39:48 AM

winter time
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 7:37:45 AM

No
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 10:43:56 PM

Not now.
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streetcars
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 10:28:08 PM

about a minute.
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kennyman
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 9:43:11 PM

Not really.
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Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 7:43:46 PM

Less than 30 secs
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MeTaBall
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 4:53:21 PM

Turn key and go.
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eB40
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2015 1:31:20 PM

Second
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2015 10:26:43 AM

5 seconds
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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.
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GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2015 10:24:35 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 min
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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
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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
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2Tall
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2015 4:32:51 PM

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

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

Less than 30 secs
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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.
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Will 1
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2015 10:22:56 AM

Yes
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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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

I dont, no need for it.
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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.
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Floridaman2013
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2015 12:56:39 PM

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

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

NONE
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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.
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twt
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 5:48:47 PM

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

0
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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. :)
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 3:20:20 PM

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

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

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

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

10 seconds
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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.
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