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Old 02-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by cposk View Post
Hmm seems like a lot of work for little gain. The car is designed to be started in cold weather, just let it warm up or be gentle until it is warm. I think a remote start system would be a better investment. 5-10 minutes before you want to leave, hit the button and she will be warm when you are ready to go.
You cannot be more wrong.

There is no work at all. I buy it, it shows up to my door, and when it gets cold, I put on my car and warms engine and all the fluids to normal temp. Starting engine at 5 degrees is not "normal". It's bad for the bearings, and pretty much all the engine components. In a perfect world, engines run in temperatures of 72 degrees outside at all times. And remote start? This isn't a E90 M3. In our cars, they will stall out, if not run rough for at least 5 minutes. It's in the owner's manual to start driving right away after engine ignition.

Sorry man, but that post has zero credibility. This is not a '72 Chevy. A lot of people can back me on this.
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