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Guys,

My car has sat under 3 feet of snow for a while, a week and will be more by the time it moves.

Question is what's the better way to warm it up when I do start it? Let it idle until up to temp, hold it above idle until warm, drive straight away but easy? Concern is the oil has been cold and sitting in the sump, and don't want to encourage any engine damage from lack of oil etc.

Cheers all.
 

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From what I remember the manual recommends gentle driving to warm the engine rather than letting it idle. Plus this will also warm the gearbox and diff.
I'd simply clear the snow off and get it ready to drive as soon as i started the engine. Others may suggest more involved starting methods, i'd advise against lighting a fire under the engine to warm the oil though ;)
 

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Start her up and do full WOT burnouts immediately........

Lol only kidding
 

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Sounds good, the local roads are gentle anyway so gentle driving will not be an issue.

My mother has told me forever that you shouldn't let a car idle to warm it up, some specialist that looked after my Dad's Alfas years ago said it was a bad thing, and she has listened to that ever since. It's not going to move until the roads are cleared, so once it starts I shall drive easy.

Many thanks guys.
 

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Lol :)

1) No fire under engine. Check

2) No razzing it. Until warm. Check ;)
 
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