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Re: Warming up the Engine
>better than idling. This is another reason choosing the proper oil for
>your vehicle and climate is of importance, particularly to turbo owners.
Another thing you have to consider is that if you are idling the oil pressure will also be
at minimum and the oil will take longer to give all parts an protective oil-layer, and
that is spesialy true in cold weather when the oil is thick, and this is damaging the
engine much more than driving away at once..
Using an 5W-40 high grade syntetic oil will cure most of the problems. In fact this oil
will keep the same visocity over a large temperature band.
The best solution is to install an engine heater and a timer, powered by gas or
by electricity from your home.
You can also buy an termo bottle who stores the exesive heat from your engine while you
drive. The heat can be stored up to 3 days in a bottle like this. Very impressive.
The backdraw with the bottle is that it is of no use on short trips, because the engine
don't get hot enough.