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Old 07-23-2015, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If the engine is cold it will be in high idle so you can "drive" at slow speeds without even using the throttle. As stated, when it is below 0f it is a good idea to allow the engine to run for a short time to get things loosened up and fluid moving. Dont forget that the transmission can receive just as much wear in extreme cold.

I regularly start the car and throw it in drive within 3 seconds. Immediately after firing the engine is running too fast imo to put it in gear.
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