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    Just wondering how long it takes other folks 1.8VVTs to get up to normal running temp on these colder mornings?

    Once mine has warmed up, it happily sits at about 90-92 degrees all day long, but it does take a while to get there on these colder mornings. I'd say with an outside temp of about -3 this morning, it took at least 4 miles before it was up to temp. That seem comparable to other folk, or a bit slow?

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    About the same as mine mate but i know my thermostate is on its way out.

    Used to take around 1,5 miles to warm up in the minuses

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    very similar to mine about 3 to 5 miles to get to full temp on these cold mornings , it does seem a long time but i can feel heat from the blowers pretty fast about 1 mile even though its not started to move on the gauge , like yours once its up to full temp it never moves off , stays there all day

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    Sounds about right fella. Nowt to worry about.

    Also depends on if you have the heater on etc.
    Personally my heater is always off for the first 5 miles anyhow, longer on cold days. Just to keep the heat in the engine, and let the oil get to temp etc.

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    Interesting, Envy says his used to warm up in about 1.5 miles, and markmac21 says his seems more like mine at about 4 miles.

    I'm not overly concerned about it, it's just it's the first winter I've had the 1.8VVT, and I'm sure my old Z18XE used to warm up quicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVT-i-MATT View Post
    Sounds about right fella. Nowt to worry about.

    Also depends on if you have the heater on etc.
    Personally my heater is always off for the first 5 miles anyhow, longer on cold days. Just to keep the heat in the engine, and let the oil get to temp etc.

    Matt
    I hear what you are saying, but when it's frosty you kind of need the heater on to clear the windscreen. Glad to hear that's another vote for mine seeming about normal though, cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by puppet View Post
    Interesting, Envy says his used to warm up in about 1.5 miles, and markmac21 says his seems more like mine at about 4 miles.

    I'm not overly concerned about it, it's just it's the first winter I've had the 1.8VVT, and I'm sure my old Z18XE used to warm up quicker.
    i have had my car over 2 and a half years now and got it with 39,000 on the clock and its always been the same , its now done 71,000 and has been fantastic

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    About the same for mine.

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    Mine has slowed down in getting warm compared to last year. I could almost predict exactly where i would hit 90 degrees. That was around 1.5 miles. I play these silly games as i get bored easy.

    Now it certainly takes around 4 miles to get to the same temp. I have had problems with the temp gauge dropping to zero whilst on the m ways a few times so i know its playing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Mine has slowed down in getting warm compared to last year. I could almost predict exactly where i would hit 90 degrees. That was around 1.5 miles. I play these silly games as i get bored easy.

    Now it certainly takes around 4 miles to get to the same temp. I have had problems with the temp gauge dropping to zero whilst on the m ways a few times so i know its playing up.
    I think we probably all play these silly games from time to time, particularly if you drive the same route to work every day. I pretty much know exactly where I'm going to be when the needle starts moving off of the zero mark, and when it should be up to normal temp by.

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