Warming up a vehicle prior to driving it?

Discussion in 'Start Your Journey Here' started by regor, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Showbizk

    Showbizk Well-Known Member

    WRX MT: Start, neutral clutch out for 3 seconds, clutch in, shift, GO (gently, of course till fWT nears 80 F.) It's my personal belief that clutch engaged, neutral idling for a few seconds splashes tranny oil around to help lube early on.
    I've also discovered that fast idle moves me to ~28 MPH without using the accelerator pedal (on level ground), and keeps that early MPG over 20.
  2. voodoo22

    voodoo22 Cheaper than the bus

    This year (since it got cold) I've started leaving the office parking lot from the back exit. It takes no more than a minute longer and it adds a little more than half a km to my trek to the highway, but so far I haven't had to merge with the cold engine light on and the rpms over 3000 rpm, so I think that strategy may pay off, but idling is a no no in my books.

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