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    Idling

    I know you should leave the engine running for about a min or so after a long run, but what about when you first turn on the engine from cold?

    Sometimes I leave the engine for about a min or until the revs drop a little before I pull off. Does this matter or can I just pull off as soon as the engine is turned on? this is from a cold start btw


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    It's ok to just switch on and drive - tolerances are built into the engine for this.
    But i generally wait - it's only a few seconds before it settles anyway.
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    if i have enough time to wait then i do but as said before it is ok to do so
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    Cheers guys. Just need to make sure i dont damage the turbo by moving off without the revs settling first

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    Its better to drive actually higher revs means higher oil pressure, plus it gets the oil warm faster and then protects better.
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