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Evans, Marv Evans, Marv is offline
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Yes, of course there is more wear & tear when you drive it for short periods withoug it warming up properly. But lots of people think you can warm the engine up by letting it idle for awhile before you drive it. That does help get the oil flowing throughout the engine, but air cooled engines don't warm up much without having a load on them. So if you want to warm it up, drive it and don't rev it up excessively (maybe 4k rpm's max) until it reaches operating temperature. Setting for a number of weeks isn't a long time for one to set if it's then driven a bit.
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