I think that the important thing is to drive more tentatively while the engine is cold. Don't let the revs get to high. You want your oil to heat up so it gets off the bottom of the oil pan and coats those vital components of the engine that it lubricates.echo7 said:this question has been asked many times inmany forums.. i just thought of starting one for the matrix
Good point, but if your coolant temp is up, your oil is not far behind. Like other posters have said, just be sensible.:deadhorsewantin150 said:Most warmup procedures are for the benefit of the driver, not the car. As was said, idling is a waste of fuel and at idle, you're getting exactly 0 mpg. Start it, let idle for minute, and then go, but go easy. And, even though the engine coolant temp may warm up, it doesn;t mean that the oil is up to temp yet. Just be sensible about it.