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Old 12-31-2018, 07:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
I am in a very mild climate. They very coldest mornings in my neighborhood are in the low 30s *F. Most January mornings are high 30s or low 40s (*F). I "warm up" in two stages and both are while moving. My very slow backup out of my one car-length, short driveway, and then downhill on the bluff road (in neutral). The first warm up cannot be avoided, and th second is mainly for the catalytic converter, which I want hot enough to burn efficiently before I start much hypermiling.
99% of the time my car gets backed in. We get one or two days out of the year in the 40s.

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