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Offline Steve30

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Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« on: 08 January 2011, 18:11 »
So which is the best gauge to use on the dash oil or Temp when warming up the GTD engine ? I have been useing the oil gauge on the MFDU ?

So which is the best one, and at what point can you put your foot down?  :undecided:
« Last Edit: 08 January 2011, 18:52 by Steve30 »

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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #1 on: 08 January 2011, 18:25 »
Oil is the best and normally the slowest to rise. I always used it in the Mk1 GTI and never understood why they took it off later cars and am glad they put it back on the mk6.
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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #2 on: 08 January 2011, 18:29 »
Oil needs to be up to an ideal temperature before you start thrashing it to minimise engine wear though I suspect these new-fang-dangled oils do a good job of preventing wear

I tend to stick below 2500pm and no more than 50% throttle until the coolant temp is up to 90 and then start apply a little bit more revs and throttle until the oil is up to temp

Then I give it a damn good thrashing  :evil: :grin: :grin:
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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #3 on: 08 January 2011, 18:41 »
How many revs??? :shocked: :grin:

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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #4 on: 08 January 2011, 18:47 »
Must be a jet engine  :laugh:

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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #5 on: 08 January 2011, 18:48 »
How many revs??? :shocked: :grin:

Probably why my turbo went on the MK4  :lipsrsealed: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #6 on: 08 January 2011, 19:08 »
How many revs??? :shocked: :grin:

Probably why my turbo went on the MK4  :lipsrsealed: :laugh: :laugh:

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Wouldn't be such a problem for the turbo, the rest of your engine however.... :laugh:

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Re: Engine warm up times for diesel's ?
« Reply #7 on: 08 January 2011, 21:12 »
Always like to give it 5 mins driving espically at the moment to warn through, get it lubed up first  :laugh: :lipsrsealed: