Comment 5371

By Ray (anonymous) | Posted February 12, 2007 at 20:49:45

My brother used to live in Germany, and he says every fall, there is a reminder in the papers against winter idling. According to him, the reason is the engine heats up relatively slowly in idling (because there is no load), so it runs on cold oil, which doesn't lubricate as well, for a longer time, causing more wear. If you drive away quickly instead of idling, the oil gets warmed up faster and the engine gets its proper lubrication sooner. Of course, don't gun the engine until the oil gets nice and hot.

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