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  • I do but only on really cold days

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    How many people warm up their XC90 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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    10 seconds. :)

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    My wife and I do since we have the remote start option in the app. Prob won't warm up for too long after the trial period is over

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    Crank and let run until revs drop to standard idle. (average about :30 secs. Varies according to temp)

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    Modern cars do not have to be warmed up. I always start engine and drive off. I never had any kind of engine problem with my cars.
    It is one of the myths that are slowly going away, just like the oil change every 3k.

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    The only advantage I see in warming up is to get the Sensus stable before taking off. Its very slow to fully boot up.

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    I just get in and drive, keep the revs low until the car is warmed.

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    not so much but I do let the turbo cool down after a long drive. so before I get home, on these occasions, I would disable the auto off function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XCMike View Post
    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.
    Just crank and go is fine. If it's cold outside, sure, let the car warm up for passenger comfort.

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    I live in Canada and warm my car from the app when temp is below 32F, it is nice to get into a warm car ;)

 

 

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