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https://jalopnik.com/exactly-w...t=link&ICID=ref_fark

Fugeddaboudit. No matter what the fuel or delivery system, when it's running on all cylinders, GO! No engine is designed to do well at idle; drive moderately and get the temperature up to operating.

Virtually every point made in this link is wrong.


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When I had a 1954 XK120 in Pennsylvania, I used a block heater in the winter since I didn't have a garage. The engine sure did seem to like it as did the batteries. Here in Tennessee, my vehicles are in a garage that has foam insulation on the walls and ceilings. When it's 20 degrees outside, it's 30 degrees inside. I usually wait about 30 to 60 seconds before I take off. But, I think the key to what Rusty said is "Drive moderately". Regardless of whether you have a modern or old fashioned car, be nice to it and it will be nice to you.

Jim


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I saw a similar article headline "25 reasons to warm up your vehicle" Must be someone wanting to sell gas, engines or has a serious brain malfunction in the Media lately.


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