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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-24-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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those of you dealing with temps around 10 to -10 f this time of year... how long does it take for your trep to warm up? it seems like it takes forever in mine. the needle raises a lil bit, but doesnt reach operating temps till i get in and drive it. i know its not the thermostat because i replaced it a month ago.
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I believe that is normal. My Intrepid takes about 5 min to go up two bars. If you leave it sit for 20 min and does not get up to the operating temp then I would be worried.
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I only warm the car up until the engine quiets down sufficiently (maybe 1 or 2 minutes).. Then i drive EASILY. Cars warm up faster under load. Besides, cars run rich at idle, so the only thing you are doing is wasting fuel, as well as letting unburnt fuel dump into your catalytic converters and seep past the oil rings diluting your oil.
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I agree it is not good for the engine to idle for a period of time.
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mine takes time 10 min to get to normal temp. once i start driving it needle moves up 2 bars. 2 bars is normal temp for my corde. when it snows and stuff i let car idle a while.
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I have luke warm heat from the heater within 4 minutes and full operating temperature within 10min. It takes a much longer time to get heat from idling and like Justin said, it's just a big waste of fuel. Not to mention the air we breathe.
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Up here in the land of -30*C we block off the rad with cardboard (flatten out a box). With the whole damn thing covered she still takes a while to warm up, but way quicker than without. (But don't forget to take it out in the spring!!)
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Up here in the land of -30*C we block off the rad with cardboard (flatten out a box). With the whole damn thing covered she still takes a while to warm up, but way quicker than without. (But don't forget to take it out in the spring!!)
CRAP!

You just brought the memories of 9 years in saskatchewan back with that cardboard thing! Used that trick more than once on my Bronco.
I can still remember rock hard seats and square tires in the morning!

Stay warm brother, it'll be over soon!

Cheers

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Up here in the land of -30*C we block off the rad with cardboard (flatten out a box). With the whole damn thing covered she still takes a while to warm up, but way quicker than without. (But don't forget to take it out in the spring!!)
Around here, we use thermostats.
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Same here, mine takes a few to warm up. always has. Typical Dodge, cold blooded. My wife's Ion, on the other hand, warms up real quick.
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Around here, we use thermostats.
So do we, but doing 100-120 kms down the highway at -35 to -45c tends to cool off the engine bay a little bit too much!

Now, since moving back to Nova Scotia I haven't had those problems, but memories still remain.

-45c

Brrrrrrr! Cold!

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Takes a bit for mine to warm up, I just let it sit and idle, who gives a shit about gas....
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So do we, but doing 100-120 kms down the highway at -35 to -45c tends to cool off the engine bay a little bit too much!

Now, since moving back to Nova Scotia I haven't had those problems, but memories still remain.

-45c

Brrrrrrr! Cold!

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Its actually been cold enough here at times that when driving down the highway with the heater on full blast, the temperature begins to drop on the gauge. The heater will actually start cooling off the engine!!!
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