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How many people warm up their Stinger before driving?

How many people warm up their Stinger before driving?

  • Yes

    Votes: 29 63.0%
  • No

    Votes: 10 21.7%
  • Sometimes

    Votes: 7 15.2%

  • Total voters
    46
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State
PA
Country
United States
#1
How many people get in their car early in the morning and drive right away? I'll admit I have a habit of letting it warm up for a couple of minutes before driving.
 
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Non-US
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New Zealand
#2
I always wait until the tacho drops to around 1000 rpm, but that's it. Never gets that cold here[tongue]
 
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State
NC
Country
United States
#3
I normally let it idle for a few minutes while I start my music list.
 
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State
MO
Country
United States
#4
Just long enough to back out of the driveway. Then low and slow until coolant reaches normal, then another couple of minutes until everything else reaches normal operating temperature. I try to avoid pulling out of a motel parking lot and running up a steep entrance ramp onto a 75 mph interstate on a cold engine and drivetrain. Not good.....
 
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State
CA
Country
United States
#5
I tend to have a heavy foot which is not so great on cold engines, so I let it come up to temperature before I drive off.
 
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State
CA
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United States
#6
It?s winter, so yes 2-4 minutes


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10
State
AZ
Country
United States
#7
Only in the mornings.
 
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State
IA
Country
United States
#8
I'll wait as long as it takes for the heat to get warm or the A/C to cool down.
 

robz32

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United States
#9
in the mornings, yes
 
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State
KS
Country
United States
#10
Every morning
 
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State
MO
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United States
#11
Depends on ambient temperature. Warming the car up to operating temperature is a lot more than the engine coolant, it's also the transmission, engine oil, differential, transfer case, wheel bearings and stub shaft CV joints. Driving gently warms the car up more quickly and completely and doesn't waste fuel idling.
 
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United Kingdom
#12
I?ll wait maybe 40-60 seconds on the driveway before driving off.

Where I am, it?s all 30mph or 40mph for the first 6 miles until I cross the bridge and get off the Island to a big road, so I don?t have much choice other than a good warm up / cool down routine each time.
 

mfox

New Member
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Non-US
Country
Canada
#13
Does your engine seem to sputter a bit when cold?
 

CKeeler

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State
CA
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United States
#15
Only let it run long enough for me to get situated in my seat and seat belt on. Just around 30 seconds. By that time the rpms come down
 
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MO
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United States
#16
Only let it run long enough for me to get situated in my seat and seat belt on. Just around 30 seconds. By that time the rpms come down
Same here.
 
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State
IL
Country
United States
#17
At least 30 seconds when cold.
 
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IL
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United States
#18
At least 30 seconds when cold.
I should add, that this is more about getting the fluid in the transmission moving and slightly warmed than the fluids in the engine.
 
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State
CO
Country
United States
#19
I have the $495 Remote Start option, so I might as well get my money's worth. I don't like how the car turns off before I get in, but I can live with it. Like others here, I like to wait until the tach drops its idle below 1000 before I take off slow and go easy until it reaches optimal operating temps.
 

spider55

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Tempe
State
AZ
Country
United States
#20
FYI for all the stinger owners out there. You should always let a turbo car warm up because the oil in your engine is cold an thick, so your engine has to pump it through a oil feed line to the turbo and if you have a heavy foot the oil has a hard time getting their. A good analogy would be try sucking a cold milkshake through a straw then try sucking it when its warm big difference. You want to keep the bearings lubricated in the turbo at all times or BOOM there goes your turbo fins through your motor. If you live in a cold climate you definitely have to let your car warm up. It won't happen right away it will over a period of time but here in Phoenix area we don't have to worry about that to much. In the winter here I still let my car warm up, in the summer you really don't have too. Just want to let people know who never own a turbo car before.
 


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