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Old 04-16-2019, 09:24 PM
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Car Warms Up Quickly

My 2009 G37S comes up to temp within 2-3 minutes from a cold start. It doesn't overheat, but other cars I've driven usually take double that time. Should I be concerned or is that normal?
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:44 PM
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Idling or driving? Water temp does not indicate operating temp. Oil temp does. I can guarantee it's not at operating temp when the guage says so.
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In addition, you're not really seeing temperature. It's just a feel-good guage run by the ECU.
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Driving. Itís a good thing I said something instead of taking it for granted and ruining my engine in the long run. Thanks
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it's normal, no concern. the G's water temp gauge does get up to operating range quickly. oil temp is different, but you do get warm air quickly through the heater core if that matters.

i always appreciated the fast 'warm up' in the G compared with my wife's Highlander which takes about double (according to the gauge). i would get warm air a bit before she would.

my G70 is about the same as the G37 was.
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