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Engine warm up speed

One reason I chose a V6 over the GT is the faster warm up speed of smaller engines.

I do short distance driving (less than 2 miles) a lot. My old 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder Mazda protege would reach operating temperature in a couple of blocks. But even my V6 Mustang would take about a mile of driving to get to the normal operating temperature. Considering that it is detrimental to the engine to do heavy accelerations when the engine is cold, I do not think it is fun to take out my V6 Mustang for short distance driving.

I wonder if the auto makers could develop some new technology to warm up their engines to operating temperature really quick.


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2014 Mustang V6 3.7L 6-spd manual, with MGW shifter, Airaid CAI, BBK shorty headers, Corsa Sport axle back, strut tower brace, JLT oil separator, GT500 differential cover, BG Synchro Shift II gear oil, Redline differential oil.
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