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Re: Warming up the Engine

At 03:44 PM 12/14/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Another question from the ignorance department.  Now that I've moved to
>colder climes I notice that almost everyone starts their car and lets it
>idle to warm up before they take off.
>I had always been told that one should take off immediately and just keep
>the revs low until the engine reaches operating temperature, and conversely
>that idling is the worst thing for an engine?
>Is the warm up just for creature comfort, or is it better for the engine?

I was amazed some years ago to find out that starting off nearly immediately
was better...
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