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Old 12-02-2008, 07:48 AM
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Warm Up????

I know you are supposed to let your truck warm up. I am just curious how warm it needs to be (Trans temps and ect temp i guess) before I take off. It gets pretty cold where I live.
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:11 AM
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Fill out your location....that might give some of us a little better understanding of the temperatures in your region. 40*F is pretty cold to my grandfather down in Miami while it's just "cool weather" to my other grandfather in upstate NY.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:22 AM
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I live in the mountains of north carolina. I go to school in boone nc, and live in n. wilkesboro nc. In boone it gets down to the teens easy, then with the windchill it gets even colder.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:27 AM
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Not really any exact temp's that its good to let the truck warm up to per say,

just when it gets really cold, let it warm up for a few minutes. Dont just get in it and go.



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Old 12-02-2008, 10:41 AM
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the main thing is to allow 1-3 minutes for the oil in the pan to get pumped to the top and begine lubricating. This takes about 20 seconds in warm temps and longer when its 10* out. Let idle a min. of 1 minute and then put it in gear and go but drive it like granny does that first mile. It will build heat in the engine much faster going down the road.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:08 AM
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well my rule of thumb is i start the truck and dont move it until the heat guage starts to move and that might be a little extreme but i have also seen guys blow the heads of the truck by getting in and just driving so im pretty careful or try to be
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:10 AM
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I let it idle for about 5 minutes, on a good day, other times I wait about a minute or two, then baby it. till the temps come up
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I usually just go by the sound of the motor. I drive like a granny until it sounds normal again. I try to let it warm up but ever since my remote start stopped working I've been too lazy to go outside and start it before I'm ready to leave.
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i live in michigan and it gets down right cold. i let it sit and idle for 5-10 minutes then baby it for a few miles
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