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Originally Posted by sand_man View Post
I never idle it. As soon as I turn the key, away we go. *HOWEVER*, I NEVER boost a cold engine. I normally wait about ten to fifteen minutes...or until the oil temp needle is at the top of the first block on the bottom of the gauge.

As for cool down, I'm normally able to slowly cruise a few blocks through my enighborhood, and then it idles for a few moments in the garage while I have a peak undermeath the engine.

If it hasn't been run in weeks, I may let it idle for a minute or two while I pack the trunk or install the radar detector...
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