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    How long do you leave your x type to warm up in the mornings?

    How long do you sit idle to warm your x types whether diesel or petrol in this severe cold frost weather?

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    if you have good visability through all windows it's good to go . cars warm up quicker driving rather than stood and modern engines gearboxes and oils donn't need to be at full operating temperature to start driving , unlike the old days where oils and mechanics had to be warmed up to operate properly.
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    It depends on whether the car has a heated front screen
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    its not recommended to let you car idle to temperature, instead you should set off and drive gently to bring the car up to operating temperature, i will let it idle for 60 seconds to allow the oil to circulate before setting off then i keep the car below 1800 rpm and use light throttle till it reaches temperature.
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    Just long enough for some scrote to jump in and drive off with your motor.
    Chummy will warm it up, no probs!
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    On cold mornings mine will smoke from one pot until you blip the throttle.

    If the neighbours have behaved well, I blip the engine and move off gently.

    If they have been misbehaving, I leave it smoking for long enough to fill their houses.

    To be fair, they are generally well behaved nowadays.
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    On cold days, I often push the envelope when i comes to expediting the engine-warmage, by keeping the "cabin comfort" facilities switched off, until the temperature gauge needle has stood to attention.

    My skewed thinking is that the engine will warm up quicker if I deprive myself of any creature comforts. Why should the engine suffer longer than it has to. Hasn't it suffered enough? Stuck outside all night while I've had the pleasure of an electric blanket.
    Fair's fair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartw View Post
    Just long enough for some scrote to jump in and drive off with your motor.
    Chummy will warm it up, no probs!

    well he'd be sat on my lap then XD
    I just saw an Audi driver using his indicators correctly on the motorway. Twice. Should I report the vehicle as stolen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ck_uk View Post
    On cold days, I often push the envelope when i comes to expediting the engine-warmage, by keeping the "cabin comfort" facilities switched off, until the temperature gauge needle has stood to attention.

    My skewed thinking is that the engine will warm up quicker if I deprive myself of any creature comforts. Why should the engine suffer longer than it has to. Hasn't it suffered enough? Stuck outside all night while I've had the pleasure of an electric blanket.
    Fair's fair.
    Simples, put the electric blanket on the engine instead.........
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    Which reminds me .....
    Many decades ago I worked in Stockholm for a winter.
    Blimey it was a bit parky!
    Many cars and other vehicles had a sort of immersion heater (mains supply) built into the sump, so could be on a timer for the morning.
    Not seen nor heard of them since.
    Was I dreaming?

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    Just Googled and you can buy them.
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