View Single Post
Germain Germain is offline
Registered User
 
Germain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Michigan
Posts: 494
Thinner, thicker... I knew what I ment

Sorry about any confusion that caused, I typed the oposite of what I was thinking.

Before you asked about warming the car. I talked to a couple friends of min, and here is there input;
If you warm up a car for say 15 minutes, what are you doing? Pretty much nothing more then warming the engine and getting lubecants flowing, and heating the interior of the car. So the engine is at the correct operating temp during your drive, everything is functioning to spec.
If you start the car and drive without warming it up, and you only drive say 5 minutes and the car does not reach the proper temp, then we have condensing issures, alternators that start struggleing and so forth. So according to them its best to make sure then when you drive your car that it reaches the correct operating temp at some point during the drive.

Hope some of this helps
Old 10-19-1999, 04:34 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)