Warming up my engine

Asked by Nov 17, 2016 at 06:38 AM about the 1983 Ford Crown Victoria

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have a 1983 crown victoria is it ok
to start it up in the morning to warm
up the engine in cold weather?

2 Answers

89,585

Most vehicles built before 1995 used a carburetor, a device that combined air and fuel. However, the U.S. automobile industry changed over to a fuel injection method in the 80s and 90s, eliminating the need for the carburetor. With a carburetor, it was essential to let the car idle for minutes before driving it in order to make sure the engine would run properly. But with modern cars, it's not the engine itself that needs to be warmed up when it's cold outside.

20,425

Yes- let the engine idle for a minute before you take off- this lets the engine oil warm up to flow more smoothly- all engines will benefit from this instead of just firing up and blasting off- of course, most people don't really care how long their engine will last because they are just gonna trade it in in 4-5 years, anyway-

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why do my Ford Crown Victoria headlamps turn off when engine warms up? 3 answers

    Headlamps turn on when engine is cold, but will not turn on after engine warms up.

    2003 Ford Crown Victoria STD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Transmission issue 05 crown vic intercepter 2 answers

    thanks guys for the reply just to add i had to drive the car home the second hour is when the whining started the fluid is brite red and from what i can tell it looks a little over full any and al...

    2005 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • how do i get spark plug threaded 3 answers

    plug keeps blowing out of cylender

    2001 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1993 crown victoria stumbles but never stalls 3 answers

    I have changed wires plugs and ignitions coils and noticed a performance increase but did not solve the problem. When i apply a heavy amount of gas the car bogs down and spews out some funky fumes...

    1993 Ford Crown Victoria

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my car stalls when the engine warms up,why? 1 answer

    when its cold.,it stays on but as soon as it warms up it cant stay idle any more just shuts off.

    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V8 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford Crown Victoria Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Ford Crown Victoria Experts

#1 Tracy Hooks
Tracy Hooks
Reputation 1,650
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 850
#3 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercury Grand Marquis
25 Great Deals out of 2,148 listings starting at $1,985
Used Dodge Charger
474 Great Deals out of 30,158 listings starting at $2,275
Used Lincoln Town Car
36 Great Deals out of 2,144 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
891 Great Deals out of 35,196 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Mustang
549 Great Deals out of 42,544 listings starting at $1,699
Used Ford F-150
3,031 Great Deals out of 207,234 listings starting at $1,990
Used Chevrolet Caprice
177 listings starting at $13,999
Used Honda Accord
992 Great Deals out of 74,858 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Camaro
437 Great Deals out of 40,503 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Challenger
334 Great Deals out of 25,207 listings starting at $7,988

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
132 listings starting at $5,950
2008 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
174 listings starting at $1,700
2007 Ford Crown Victoria For Sale
120 listings starting at $3,995