This is a discussion on Warm up within the Dodge Dart General Discussion forums, part of the Dodge Dart Forum - Dodge Dart Discussion category; I let mine run for a bit before taking off, especially if its really cold outside such as this morning....
I let mine run for a bit before taking off, especially if its really cold outside such as this morning.
And yes the sound also kicks tail :P
Besides that more O2 for burning means more fuel required, so less mpg.
Always let my 1.4 warm up it was -40*C with windchill. Last weekend here like any engine warming up a bit will always make engine last a lot longer. (Take area of where u live in account also). Just start and hammer throttle makes me cringe. Seen a few friends mangle engines in past. Being winter time. Todd
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Always, even if outside 100F, I owned 3 different cars and I always did it and still doing it.
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Most engines warm up best by being driven lightly. However, it's never a good idea to drive your car right away upon cold start in any weather but especially when it's cold outside. Machined tolerances within today's engine blocks/pistons/valves, etc are very tight and are designed to operate best at an optimum engine temperature. As such, there are sometimes slight material interferences that go away as the block warms. These "interferences" aren't "mission disabling" in any sense to use automotive design jargon.
You would be shocked at what happens inside your engine when it is started during cold weather and the thermodynamics associated with a cold start.
I warm my Dart up every morning for 10-15 mins before I leave for work. Depending on how cold it is....
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