This discussion about warming up your car always amazes me or should I say confuses me. AKRunner's statements are classic statement when this question comes up.Start it and drive, idling to warm up is not only unnecessary but harmful to the vehicle and environment.
Try to avoid driving it hard until it warms up a little though, "normal" driving is fine just no highway or hard acceleration for the first few minutes. heater.
No, he said to drive gently until the engine reaches normal operating temperature.the next sentence he says you do need to warm it up.
This discussion about warming up your car always amazes me or should I say confuses me. AKRunner's statements are classic statement when this question comes up.
In his first sentence he says you don't need to warm it up. But the next sentence he says you do need to warm it up. Many others have said the same thing many times.
Maybe the question should be about "How To" and not should you.
It best to warm it up, period. IMHO
Driving gently at first allows the moving parts to expand to proper dimensions and the lubrication attain proper viscosity before heavy demands are put upon it without wasting fuel and creating excess pollution.
I have a motorcycle too and the manual says to start it and go. It does have fuel injection though. It's not a Harley.ok great thanx guys see I have a motorcycle and u are not suppose to ride those after start and I was always told cars were the same u have to give the oil time to circulate through the car. But din't know on the e's u didn't have to thanx