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Warming up you're car

Hey guys,
I hear a lot of different things about warming up car. I have a 01 Prelude and I was wondering is it bad for the engine to let it warm up? Or is it alright to just start it and go? I don't wanna mess up my lude so any advice would be great on this unsure topic. Thanks.
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Re: Warming up you're car

why would it be bad for it to warm up, you know that it does get hot while you drive lol
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why would it be bad for it to warm up, you know that it does get hot while you drive lol
I know a lot of guys on Honda Teck were saying its bad for it to be idling for long does damage to the engine.
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Re: Warming up you're car

No it doesn't damage the engine, unless your car starts over heating.

And the thing with having a cold start and driving is that the car eats up more gas than when its warmed up, so if you can, it would be better to warm up your car in the morning than go to save yourself more gas! (:
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Same difference honestly. 8-10 mintues warming up or 8-10 minutes driving gingerly, it'll still consume gas.


The aluminum block will not crack if you run it after 30seconds of warmup. Iron blocks would because of the cold to hot extremes.

If you are in 30* F or less, give the motor about 2 minutes for the oil to circulate. Under other temps, you can drive after 30 seconds no prob.
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I usually wait about a minute then I'm out
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Re: Warming up you're car

Your car has a cycle. Cold idle to warm idle.
Typically I let mine drop to warm idle. Takes about 2 minutes. If I'm in a rush, I keep it in first gear in the initial few hundred feet. In my case that's when I enter a main road.

Edit: the drive in first is to do what Sideswipe said, circulate oils etc while stilling inching closer to the destination a wee bit sooner.
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Your car has a cycle. Cold idle to warm idle.
Typically I let mine drop to warm idle. Takes about 2 minutes. If I'm in a rush, I keep it in first gear in the initial few hundred feet. In my case that's when I enter a main road.
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Re: Warming up you're car

you save more gas if you let it warm up because the engine is running at a slower speed at idle if you drive right away it will be at higher speeds, RPMs
when the engine is cold your A/F ratio is richer which means more fuel than when your at operating temps and running optimal

either way though your not gonna do engine damage. the computer in your car controls everything you need it to under any conditions. the only thing you need to worry about are fluids.

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i warm my car up so i don't freeze my arse off
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Re: Warming up you're car

I always warm my car before I drive it, have had no problems from it
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Re: Warming up you're car

"if" I take off on a cold start, I would shift on low rpms until it warms up, not put stress on the engine til oils warms up
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no its not bad. i warm my engines up for 10mins every morning before driving. both my 20yr old h22 and my brand new k24. both stock engines rev higher than the regular idle for the first few minutes and then when they drop down to regular idle i drive them. i like to think it prepares them for the way i drive. i once had an auto shop teacher swear on his life that you cause damage if you turn on and drive within the first few minutes but i dnt really think you can prove that. warming up the engine gets your oil warmed up and to the right viscosity to do its job which is important if your gna do open throttle vtec pulls just moments from pulling out of the driveway, like me.
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I've no idea what the engineers had in mind with regard to warming the motors of my 91 cars. So I prefer to let the warm up cycle do it's thing.

Both my 95 and 09 ford rangers high rev for like 30 seconds, then idle at normal. But I still let the 95 warm up a minute or two or else drive it in first gear some. Same reason as the preludes.
The 09 was made to get in and go.

Now frost or fog on the windows? They warm until it's safe to drive.
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I warm it up for 10 minutes. but its only 6 degrees f here.

sometimes i would drive it after a minute, and the car would studder and hesitate. very bad for the engine. warm her up to a quarter of the temp gauge.
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Re: Warming up you're car

the amount of times I've driven my car without warming it up I can count on one hand. I have zero knowledge whether it's bad or not, but I always let it warm up
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letting the engine warm up completely will increase fuel mileage based on an engine management stand point. the engine computer runs richer when cold so when you drive on a cold engine, the fuel injector latency is larger thus using more fuel. when you let the engine get to operating temps. it will run its normal course.
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So no warm up will do what to my engine ?
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Warm oil is your friend.

Will running cold hurt your old, tired engine? Maybe, maybe not. But why chance it?

So when you rev it up to gear changing rpm's warm oil does it's job better.
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