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Engine warm up

Hello all. I got my 2017 CCSB on July 4th. (God Bless America) I have been looking into he best way to warm up this engine. I have been reading very different opinions on what is good or not. I just want to know which is worse for this stock engine. Let it idle till it reaches 140 coolant and 120 oil temps roughly or driving it cold? By cold I mean 100 degree range(no cold weather here). I live in an area with a lot of hills and don't have the option to baby it until it reaches operating temps. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

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Drive it
just dont punch it until your temps are140+ ..
In colder climate a winter front helps .
Plugging in the block heater helps ...
Did i leave out anything. ..

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Ok thanks. I live in wonderful sunny socal so I opted away from the cold weather package. No winter front and no plug. When I get up for work at 2AM it has been in the 70-80 range for the last few weeks. So needless to say it is far from cold. I just want to try and do the least amount of damage possible. I hope to have this beast for the next 10+ years. Thanks again for your input.
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Agree with Ratdog1. I just drive it easy and it's usually up to temp (or close) by the time it gets to the highway, then all bets are off.


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ya, you don't need much warm up time in that climate. start it, and drive it.

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Yep, start it, wait maybe 30 seconds for the oil to circulate, and go. Just don't drive aggressively if you don't have to.
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If I don't get in and drive my truck it will never warm up in winter. So I drive it. Just like my 97 with over 800,000 on it now. What's to hurt? Idling it and causing wet stacking and fuel dilution in your oil will.

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Agreed with above said. I get in and drive it. Like stated I personally wait until full operating temps before punching it.

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If it has oil pressure, drive it. You do not even have to wait for wait to start grid heaters above below freezing.

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Perfect. Thank you all for your input.
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I usually hit the remote start before I get to the truck. By the time I get in and buckle up and ready to roll, it's been idling for 30-60 seconds or so.
No need to over worry on the engine warm up.

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Yeah just drive it to warm it up. Just don't drive her hard till she's warmed up to operating temps. Now for the other end of the spectrum, don't forget to let to let it cool down a bit before shutting it off. lol.

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