[A4] No warm-up...?

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Tue Nov 9 15:03:34 EST 2004

At 12:16 PM -0600 11/9/04, Joel Landsverk wrote:
>The additional concern with short trips, especially on the 1.8t, is the
>oil sludge issue.  Get it good and warm on every trip if possible, if
>not, reduce the time between oil changes to something closer to 3k

	could you explain this more, please?

>I don't think your so-called problem is related to not driving enough,
>but I'd be concerned about carbon buildup inside the cylinder due to
>short trips.  You really should do an "Italian tuneup" once for a while
>to get the engine nice and hot and burn off all that crap inside.

	oh, i do these frequently!  i spent a good 30 minutes last
night at 85-90.

  Rocky Mullin 

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