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    View Poll Results: How long do you wait?

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    • very minimal - get in and go

      109 39.78%
    • 5-30 seconds - Let the engine drop to normal idle

      137 50.00%
    • A minute or so - set up the radio/GPS

      18 6.57%
    • A few minutes - turn the car on and walk back inside

      10 3.65%
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    Thread: From turning the key to driving - how long do you wait?

    1. Member volkstyle's Avatar
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      05-12-2012 07:11 PM #26
      Cold weather? Let it run until the heat is nice. Hot weather get in and go but keep it under 3000 Rpms. No reason to wait.
      Heart pumping antifreeze as I stand here.

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      05-12-2012 07:27 PM #27
      I turn the key right before I clutch into first after my car rolls backward down the driveway in neutral. Nevar waits.

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      05-12-2012 07:28 PM #28
      I've got underground parking, so the temp is usually around 15C regardless of outside conditions.

      I usually give it 10 seconds, basically long enough to get my belt on and the handbrake off (old habits die hard), and a few seconds to listen to the engine for anything unusual.

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      05-12-2012 07:37 PM #29
      I remember an old factory Porsche manual i had that specifically stated to NOT warm up your vehicle before driving. It basically said drive easy until at operating temperature. If i remember correctly it mentioned " hot spots" if you try to warm the car up before driving it.

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      05-12-2012 08:58 PM #30
      5 seconds unless something gets my attention.

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      05-12-2012 09:07 PM #31
      Why would anyone turn on the car and walk back inside?

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      05-12-2012 09:09 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by DTMTrini View Post
      Turn it on, wait at lease 2 minutes, be out.
      What happens in those 2 minutes?

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      05-12-2012 09:42 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DTMTrini View Post
      Turn it on, wait at lease 2 minutes, be out.
      That's a little long, don't you think? Aren't most leases like, 36 months

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      05-12-2012 09:46 PM #34
      Why would you wait?

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      05-12-2012 09:51 PM #35
      I take longer in Winter, but when cold I take about 45 seconds

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      05-12-2012 09:59 PM #36
      Accent: 15-40 seconds or so with cold engine; maybe 8-15 seconds after warm restart.
      XJ-S: 4 minutes with cold engine(turn battery on which resets trip computer- start and wait until it hits 4 min).
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      05-12-2012 10:01 PM #37
      Start the car and get myself set up. Valentine1, heated seats, and go. Total time maybe 15 seconds. Unless its below freezing, then I'll give it a good minute or two to get warmed up a little. And always keep the rpms below 2500 until the temperature is normal.

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      05-12-2012 10:01 PM #38
      With the accord I don't wait at all, sometimes I'll start it and be off right when the starter disengages. The rx7 is a fifteen minute affair sometimes.

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      05-12-2012 10:04 PM #39
      I turn ignition to on [letting pump prime], start car, put seat belt on, and then adjust volume on stereo. All that takes about 10-20 seconds.

    15. 05-12-2012 10:55 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      What about at night? Do you also have to find your shades at night?
      I got night vision for that.

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      05-12-2012 11:18 PM #41
      Usually 15 minutes. Turn key, no start, begin diagnosis, call a friend

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      05-12-2012 11:32 PM #43
      get in and go every time. one of my friends takes like over a minute to just get everything situated. so ocd.
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      Nah, understeering into a tree in a Honda like a teenage girl ruins your street cred. I'd leave the door to show how hard you are.

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      05-13-2012 01:35 AM #44
      I drive out of the garage straight away as I don't want it filled with fumes. Sometime it takes a few minutes to clean out yesterday's junk out of the cabin but otherwise it's vrrmp gone

    20. 05-13-2012 02:03 AM #45
      Am I the only one that starts the car in gear with the clutch out? Sure it's hard on the starter but you're moving as soon as you turn the key.

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      05-13-2012 02:07 AM #46
      Once the engine settles at the normal idle speed I put it in gear but I try to keep it under 4k until it hits full operating temp.

    22. 05-13-2012 11:34 AM #47
      I voted 5-30 seconds because glow plugs.

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      05-13-2012 12:11 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by deadernie View Post
      Am I the only one that starts the car in gear with the clutch out? Sure it's hard on the starter but you're moving as soon as you turn the key.
      I did for a bit when my clutch linkage broke. Not much choice then though.
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      05-13-2012 01:11 PM #49
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      Start car. Plug in iPod. Select song. Put up parking pass (so i dont forget once im in the school parking lot). put on seatbelt. Drive. So maximum 20-30 seconds
      Regardless of weather.

      Doesnt the engine warm up a LOT faster anyways when youre driving, versus when its just sitting there idling?
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      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      05-13-2012 01:13 PM #50
      I let the oil pressure build and wait for the idle to drop.
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