HT4100 4.1, 4.5, 4.9 Discussion, Warming up a 4.9/ turn off in trafgic in Cadillac Engine Discussion; In the morning in Washington i leave around 4 am so kinda cold, Do I need to let this warm ...
- 10-13-13 02:31 PM #1
In the morning in Washington i leave around 4 am so kinda cold, Do I need to let this warm up at all or should i let it idle for 10 or 20 secs to let the oil circulate before I take off or just take off?
Second question how long should I wait before turning the engine off in traffic jam lets say I'm setting there for over one minute to five minutes before moving 20 feet and stopping again?
- 10-13-13 02:42 PM #2
Letting an engine warm up is not recommended. You want the drivetrain to reach normal operating temperature as soon as possible, which is done by driving normally. In FREEZING weather, wait 30 seconds or so before driving.
You can let the engine idle as long as you'd like. If you know you're going to be completely stopped for several minutes, you can turn it off to save a little gas. Otherwise, you're just putting unnecessary strain on the starter.
- 10-13-13 03:08 PM #3Originally Posted by MoistCabbage
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