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Old 09-28-2014, 11:46 AM
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Re: Cold Start Engine

im mean , 30 secs of idling before they are ready to go.

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:50 AM
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Can we put a sticky on this thread ? Lots of useful info here about auto start......
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Re: Cold Start Engine

Melgo2011, I'm not exactly sure what your question is, but maybe this will help: I live in Alaska and I don't have a garage, so my Jeep is parked outside in the elements at all times. When I auto/remote start it in the winter, there is sometimes a thick build-up of ice/frost/snow on the windows. It can easily take 15 minutes to get the Jeep thawed, warm, and drivable. Otherwise, in the summer months, or when it's not frozen solid, I don't auto/remote start because there is no need.


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Old 09-29-2014, 11:22 AM
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Ah , I understand now ...thank you


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Re: Cold Start Engine

Ok - I think I get what he's saying. He's asking if it is really worthwhile to let a car start and idle for 15 minutes to "warm up" a vehicle before taking off.

Personally? I've never really applied to that mode of thought. I usually throw it in drive immediately, but I'm also a bit rougher on my vehicles. You CAN wait 1-5 minutes to allow the engine to warm, as it's recommended, but 15 minutes is a bit long.

Hopefully this answers your question, if that was your question..
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Re: Cold Start Engine

I believe modern vehicles do not need to be idling to warm up. It will warm up faster if you drive it. Just take it easy and keep the rpms low until it warms up.

My normal routine is I start the Jeep, let the rpms settle and then drive off. I drive it gentle until the temperature needle hits the normal operating temperature (about 2 miles or so). I have been doing this since I started driving many many years ago...

I think most people warm it longer to warm up their seats and interiors, but I have found that the vehicle warms faster as you drive. I lived in Minnesota for many years and I used to do the same as well.... even in sub-zero temps. I had a ZJ back then and it would shift slow when the tranny fluid was cold. I sold it in before buying the WK2 and it had 165k miles with zero engine/tranny issues.

Just take it easy until it warms up. Hope this helps!

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