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I would agreee with the articles - waiting a minute or so (generally the time it takes to clear the ice off the windows...) is generally fine. As the other answers say, the engine will idle high to start with, as the ECU compensates for the colder block and thicker oil by running the engine richer. This will cause more wear to the engine, as the oil is ...


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One other thing to keep in mind when letting a car warm up. You're only warming up the engine. Remember all the other components that stay cold until driven: rear end, shocks, suspension components, tires, etc. So even if you let a car warm up until the engine is closer to operating temperature, you should still drive easy at first, until all components ...


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The basic idea is to not beat on the car too hard until the engine has had a chance to get somewhere near normal operating temperature. Driving gently at first will warm it up fine (and save gas) versus just sitting idle. If you're scraping snow off, I'd go ahead and run it while I'm doing that, since I can take advantage of the electric defroster to aid ...


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The engine coolant temperature sensor in your cars engine, together with its inlet air sensor work together to decide the operating of your cars engine at start up. When its cold the fuel injectors are commanded to inject extra fuel, and your cars idle speed control valve is commanded to increase idle speed to prevent the engine stalling from a now richer ...


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Without knowing what kind of motorcycle it is, and if it's new or used, it is hard to determine. The good news is that it isn't necessarily a bad clutch. The rest of the news is that you're going to have to find out what is causing it. In order of easiest to hardest: 1) Grease the clutch lever itself. 2) Lubricate the clutch cable (if cable driven). 3) ...


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Answer in progress (see comment to the question for clarification questions). Checking spark plugs and spark First thing I would check is condition of the spark plugs and quality of the spark on each cylinder both before and after warm-up. Take all the ignition wires off the plugs. Pull the plugs out, and check their condition: look for soot ...


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I think you're over thinking this. When it comes to basic operation, Your owners manual will tell you everything you should do and more. I would suggest going by whatever it says...If it doesn't say anything about cold weather starting, then nothing to worry about. I've read more opinions over the years suggesting that idling more than a couple of minutes is ...



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