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I generally always let my venue "warm up" at least 5 to 10 minutes. Then i read this article..... thoughts?

 

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I don't warm mine up for too long. The Canadian Venue uses 0W20 oil so it stays pretty thin and lubes the internals quickly. The little engine takes a long time to warm up. Even when I autostart, it times out and the engine shuts off but it isn't fully warmed up. Cold climate Venues have an electric PTC heater so you get heat into the cabin quickly even though the coolant hasn't had time to warm up. If you don't know it's there the warm air gives a false sense that the engine is warming up quickly even though the temperature gauge hasn't moved.
You can tell if the PTC heater is installed if there is a 50 amp fuse installed for it in the under hood fuse box.
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In that article, the arguments against warming up your car are pretty weak. They seem mostly focused on environment issues like saving gasoline and minimizing emissions, not safe driving or keeping your vehicle in good shape. Sure, it consumes a bit of extra fuel. But fuel is cheap compared to automotive repairs. I usually go for a three to four minute warm-up in single digit or sub-zero weather (Fahrenheit). Never had a problem doing that.
 

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I would say that they don't want you to let the engine get up to temp. especially in cold weather because then you would drive away and more then likely at speed, and by starting the car and let the engine run for about 20 or 30 seconds and then pull away you'll probably not drive at speed, and that way the rest of the things like the transmission, power steering and the drive unit fluids will warm up better before you start to drive at speed especially in very cold weather...as well a gradual warming up period is better for everything including things like tires...I'd think the modern vehicles may have closer tolerances and different oils etc. than the old ones...just a guess on my part.
 
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