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RE: Warming up the Engine

When the transmission is cold the oil is thick and it usually has it's
effect on the operation of the transmission (it usually shifts quite
harsh until it warms up). I doubt if it really could get damaged and the
best way to warm it up is actually to drive the car. It's good idea to
change the ATF to synthetic based one, as it has much better flow
characteristics in low temperatures.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	ASh [SMTP:ash@cpk.lv]
> Sent:	Tuesday, December 16, 1997 9:15 AM
> To:	quattro@coimbra.ans.net
> Subject:	Re: Warming up the Engine
> At 07:17 PM 12/15/97 -0800, you wrote:
> >
> >On turbocharged cars I had also read that you should never get into
> the 
> >boost until the motor has warmed up. FWIW.
> But what to do with automatic gearbox? I've heard that driving with
> cold
> one may damage it.
> WBR,
> Armands