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Mustang GT '06 warm up!

hello

everyday i wake up and warm my mustang for 5-8 mins .. and i heared this not good for engine ..

I am live in Kuwait and there to hot its 45C in summer ..

can i know the best time to warm up my baby xD

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You don't need to warm it up that long. 60 seconds and you can drive it. You shouldn't go full throttle, though, until the engine reaches operating temperature.


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My dad always told me when the RPMs kick down after start up (short span in summer, longer in winter), I could get going and drive it around 25mph until the temp comes up - otherwise it's unnecessary wear and tear on the engine components to let it sit and idle. I don't know - but it's worked for me so far in life...:hihi:
 
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modern cars don't need to "warm up" like they did back in the day. Usually by the time that you start it up drive down the driveway it is OK to drive. You should never push the engine until it reaches operating temperature, but regular (easy) driving should be fine. Especially if you are in a warm climate to begin with. The oil will benefit from the heat and flow well on startup.

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My dad always told me when the RPMs kick down after start up (short span in summer, longer in winter), I could get going and drive it around 25mph until the temp comes up - otherwise it's unnecessary wear and tear on the engine components to let it sit and idle. I don't know - but it's worked for me so far in life...:hihi:

I used to do the same thing with my previous cars (wait for 5-6 min) until my dad told me the same thing No problem

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I dont think my neighbors would like me starting it up in the morning and letting it idle that long I start it, and gently idle out of the driveway and idle down the street also

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You don't need to warm it up that long. 60 seconds and you can drive it. You shouldn't go full throttle, though, until the engine reaches operating temperature.
+1.....now if I could only get my wife to grasp this concept. I have no idea how she does it but she can fire her Taurus up, throw it in reverse and be out of the garage and on the way down the driveway before the starter even spins down. It really doesn't bother me that much anymore after 20 some years

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+1.....now if I could only get my wife to grasp this concept. I have no idea how she does it but she can fire her Taurus up, throw it in reverse and be out of the garage and on the way down the driveway before the starter even spins down. It really doesn't bother me that much anymore after 20 some years
My wife doesn't get it either. That, or getting the oil changed at regular intervals.

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just give it a minute. start it up, put on your seatbelt, pick your favorite CD, put the song on, and then cruise, dont mash it until you reach operating temp, as said before

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