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Old 26-07-2010, 02:51 PM
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Do you guys warm up your engines before driving ? Without a choke I hold the throttle just off idle until I get 150 degrees on the temp guage and motor slowly until 180. Trouble is the plugs can foul during the process.
Do you warm the engine or just drive off cold ??
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Old 26-07-2010, 03:09 PM
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Do you guys warm up your engines before driving ? Without a choke I hold the throttle just off idle until I get 150 degrees on the temp guage and motor slowly until 180. Trouble is the plugs can foul during the process.
Do you warm the engine or just drive off cold ??
Yeah, I warm mine up before driving, but I got a choke, so why does it idle so rich you'll foul plugs ? Big cam and low vacuum ?
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Old 26-07-2010, 04:45 PM
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Yeah, I have to warm mine up (no choke) for a minute or so at about 1500 - 2000 rpm until it can idle. And then I take it easy for a little while because of the forgies. I would suggest that maybe you should up the revs a bit when warming it up, they do put too much juice in otherwise. It all comes down to practice to work out what your car likes. Have your previous motors had chokes?
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Old 26-07-2010, 05:00 PM
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Nuh.
Mine starts and idles without ever having to keep it running, and I drive it straight away, but obviously take it easy. Never hard or even more than 1/2 throttle until the thermostat opens or I see 180F on the oil temp gauge.
It warms up faster if you drive it too.

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Old 27-07-2010, 07:24 AM
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Have your previous motors had chokes?
Sheridan.[/QUOTE]

Never had chokes on my toys. Dont like them. Never a problem starting a engine, just need to wait a bit to get idle
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Old 27-07-2010, 08:28 AM
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Yeah, I have to warm mine up (no choke) for a minute or so at about 1500 - 2000 rpm until it can idle. And then I take it easy for a little while
x2. Can't even reverse out of the garage fo a minute or two without it stalling otherwise. (Chokeless 750 vacsec)
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I always warm up the TA before I go out, got an auto choke so she starts pretty easy after a good tune up that she needed!
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