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Hi guys,
since its almost winter here in chicago, i was wondering how you guys start your car when the engine is completely cold.

My question is:
Do you guys wait till the temp mark nears atleast 80 degrees or near 80 degs?

Or

Just fireup the engine and let it heatup while driving?

I heard that its a good practice to leave the engine running as oil circulates around all necessary parts of the engine..

truth or myth?

thanks
[}:)]
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I've always understood that it was best practice to start the car, wait a few seconds and then drive off.
It doesn't take long for the oil to circulate around the engine. The thing to remember is not to use high revs until the oil temp (not the water temp) has risen to it's operating temperature (8 miles???).
 

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Re: And the most important thing - use _good_quality_ fully synthetic oil, like Mobil 0W40..

And the most important thing - use _good_quality_ fully synthetic oil, like Mobil 0W40.
yes, its always Mobil syntec after every 3000 miles.

///S320
 
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