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Old 11-01-2015, 06:39 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cts_casemod View Post
That's odd..? I would have thought that the energy needed to heat up 1 or 2l of oil would be residual when one first needs to heat up 80KG of metal? Could it be your temperature gauge is measuring the oil temperature, rather than the coolant?
No, it was purely a coolant gauge, not the only time it's been a success. I had a little Suzuki 1.3 where the oil hadn't been changed in years. It also refused to warm up. Changed the oil and back to normal with impressively short warm ups. Oil quantity and quality are critical to warm up times. I never run any cars oil level over the half way mark now.

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