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Old 03-30-2018, 09:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Automatics seem to run higher RPM while in the warmup phase, not just at idle, but delaying upshifts too. I'm not quite sure why this is. I would think higher load is fine when cold, with higher RPM being less desirable, but that's exactly opposite of how cars are designed.
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