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How long do you warm it up?

  • As soon as it fires the biyatch is in gear

    Votes: 10 14.5%
  • I wait until the choke drops back to normal idle

    Votes: 19 27.5%
  • I usually wait a min or two

    Votes: 20 29.0%
  • I wait 5 mins, want to get the heat going

    Votes: 11 15.9%
  • I am usually 10 mins. its cold outside

    Votes: 6 8.7%
  • Mine dosent start.

    Votes: 3 4.3%
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mine doesnt start regularly at the moment....but when it does, i dont wait that long, just have it idle normals im gone.
 

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Not running at the moment, but usually once the choke lets go and the idle mellows... I'm gone.
 

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Just so you guys know.

Your vehicle does not require warming up persay. The only thing that is 100% required before you drive is to have normal oil pressure. This usually happens within seconds after starting anyway.

When your oil pressure is to normal status the engine is lubed and ready to go.

Warming it up for a few minutes is ok, but dont warm it up for to long because that can cause a build up of carbon.

This came directly from a lab technician who works for Ford, and a former oil chemist for Pennsoil. I had the luxury of talking with this guy for a while, really smart guy.

Just an fyi all.
 

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I hate cold weather, I start it then run back inside and wait.

Yes I know I live in Atlanta but I swear it's cold.
 

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Well this is true beer man. But When you start your truck up at -10 It don't like it... My truck has oil pressure as soon as I crank it..

I usually start the truck then scrap the windows and go. If I'm cold I put on a hat and gloves. When the engine is cold I don't run it hard. Like easy on the throttle I have about a 3 mile drive to get on the highway and it's warm by then.
 

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I'm a sissy, and have a remote starter. So I hit the remote after I get out of the shower. 10-15 minutes is not uncommon for me.
 

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I am in florida, turn the key and go...
 

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i let the choke come down off high idle. and actually the truck will warm up faster if you are driving it. ive noticied sometimes it takes 5-10 min in the driveway before my temp gauge moves. drive it is like 2-3 minutes ant eh gauge moves. must be the load or something.
 

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Depends on how big of a hurry I am in...and how cold it is outside. But usually a minute or two or when the idle drops down.

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Bill
 

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I disabled the choke, but it fires up easily every morning regardless.

Cold mornings: about 3-5 minutes. Warm: Sometimes I start and go, otherwise I let it run for a minute or two.
 

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84brownbronco said:
i let the choke come down off high idle. and actually the truck will warm up faster if you are driving it. ive noticied sometimes it takes 5-10 min in the driveway before my temp gauge moves. drive it is like 2-3 minutes ant eh gauge moves. must be the load or something.
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well i would just start and go but my truck wont stay started if i dont warm it up.
when i put it in drive and get on the go it dies :shrug
 
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