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  • I don't

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  • I always do

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  • I do but only on really cold days

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    How many people warm up their Audi S3 before driving?

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    I know this is something not really required with newer cars, but sometimes its a hard habit to break. I always find myself letting the car warm up for about two minutes before driving in the mornings. Curious to see how many people get in their cars and drive right away while others let it sit and warm up a bit before driving.

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    I do a long warm up. its better to have it warmed up rather than not. even if there is some sort of debate. having it nice and at operating temp will ensure the oil is up there and lubing everything.

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    I warm up for about a minute in the morning.

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    I just get in and drive.

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    as an update for me, I noticed that some other countries (not North America) have a coolant temp gauge. I have no idea why they left out the USA but this is stupid. so in its place we get a useless boost gauge. I ended up installing a temp gauge. now I wait till at least 180-190 before I go and that is way sooner than waiting for the oil temp gauge to get warm up. the coolant needs to be warmed up before going so that the engine is properly ready to go. it about a few minutes for this temp to get up there on a regular morning. sooner on a hotter morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Mike View Post
    I just get in and drive.
    +1 :)
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    Warming up the engine before driving off is wasteful, and considered bad for the engine, as it is just extended idling. Every owners manual from every modern car I've owned says just drive conservatively until warmup is complete. With an engine as small as in an S3 that is only a few miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueone View Post
    Warming up the engine before driving off is wasteful, and considered bad for the engine, as it is just extended idling. Every owners manual from every modern car I've owned says just drive conservatively until warmup is complete. With an engine as small as in an S3 that is only a few miles.
    +1 I just get out and drive, and I've been hearing this more and more. We have a modern car guys...

    Occasionally on really cold days when it's below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, I would let it sit for a minute.

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    I just get in and drive/ However, I do not drive remotely aggressively at all until the car is warmed up.
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    I'm yet to receive my S3, just wondering how you can tell when the engine is heated up? - In my Peugeot 208 GTi 30th there is a temperature gauge which allows you to see when its warm.. is this the case in the S3 or...?

 

 

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