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    Default Do you leave you car to warm up before driving??

    This week i have been experimenting with different ways for getting better fuel consumption, and one way i have found is leaving my car to idle for 5 minutes or so before driving it.

    How may of us leave it to warm up before we drive it?

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    I don't sit waiting for it to warm up but i do always keep the revs down until the engine has had a chance to warm up.

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    because of were we live, i don'tleave it idling... but i ALWAYS get it warmed up fully before i start giving it beans....it's just murdering the engine to boot it when it's cold.. get the oil warmed first..

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    Dito.

    Waiting for it to warm by idling IS BAD FOR YOUR ENGINE, cold and sooty with poor combustion = BAD.

    Better to drive off carefully keeping revs fairly low until warm

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    Don't leave it to idle, but keeps the revs low until the engine warms up. More of a protecting the engine thing though TBH. My MPG at the moment is shocking.


    edit: Great minds think alike.

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    yep...always leave it a few miles to let it warm up before i give it some right foot...

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    Very rarely idling on it's own, don't fancy explaining to the insurance company....

    Gentle first few miles, then gentle rest of journey behind dozy school run mums or pensioners who shouldn't be allowed out in the rush hour!

    Mind you, I'm lasting over 1 week between fill ups now, which is a first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ste View Post
    Dito.

    Waiting for it to warm by idling IS BAD FOR YOUR ENGINE, cold and sooty with poor combustion = BAD.

    Better to drive off carefully keeping revs fairly low until warm
    It states in the manual to not leave it sat idling to warm up. Just drive off as normal and make sure it's warmed up before giving it any beans.

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    Oil dilution by fuel bypass condensation is also a bad thing

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