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Originally Posted by Chuck Jones View Post
I do go out and start/run the car for 15 minutes or so periodically during the winter just to keep lubricant throughout and blow some of the condensation out of the muffler.
Doesn't your owners handbook specifically tell you not to idle the motor to warm it up but to drive it immediately? Mine says:

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Don't heat up the engine in idling. Start at once, however, avoid high speeds or full throttle before the engine has reached its normal operating temperature of about 176 F (80 C).
+1 "You don't have winter in Elk Grove". I logged dozens of skydives at Lodi in December/January/February, never even broke out the lined gloves or the warm clothing.

My winter regime is to fit the Conti WinterContacts, check the screen wash/wiper blades and change the oil/filter every 3000 miles. So pretty much only the tires that are different...
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