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Old 12-05-2018, 12:58 PM
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Has anyone been concerned with the start up in cold weather?? Seems to me itís kinda hard on the engine
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:50 PM
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really?? it's an engine and you have warranty
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:11 PM
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Not an answer. Warranty? Buring oil after a few thousand miles?? Don’t think so. 12th vette
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:20 PM
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Plus most wear is at startup. No preoiler
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No concerns here, the Beast is awakening! Just let warm up before pushing it.
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Not an answer. Warranty? Buring oil after a few thousand miles?? Donít think so. 12th vette
So now it's burning oil? You didn't state that in your post. LOL A few thousand miles? - yes, you'll have warranty.

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Old 12-05-2018, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by BearZ06 View Post
No concerns here, the Beast is awakening! Just let warm up before pushing it.


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So now it's burning oil? You didn't state that in your post. LOL A few thousand miles? - yes, you'll have warranty.
I am confused too. I start mine in the Michigan cold all the time. Harlan usually posts driving his in the snow every year here .........................The cold isnt going to cause oil to burn........

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Old 12-05-2018, 04:32 PM
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I start and drive my cars/trucks all winter long,why is a zr1 any different?
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Has anyone been concerned with the start up in cold weather?? Seems to me itís kinda hard on the engine
I understand your point, and have often thought the same thing but if you really think about it, all cars, even the old reliable family car have been going through this same procedure on cold start up and it doesn't seem to be an issue with the manufacturers. I suppose there is no way to warm the engine up prior to startup without it being garaged in a warm environment , like Florida where I live. Point well taken though !
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If anyone has been to a plant, car/truck or engine plant, you can't harm it more than they do after assembly, and with near zero miles - trust me.
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I won't have mine until February but I'm worried about the tire pressure when it's cold. My 16 Z06 showed 28 in each tire when it is cold and I never moved it because I didn't want to ruin the wheels.

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Originally Posted by 2016 Z06 View Post
I won't have mine until February but I'm worried about the tire pressure when it's cold. My 16 Z06 showed 28 in each tire when it is cold and I never moved it because I didn't want to ruin the wheels.
Good thinking ;>
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Fte390 View Post
Has anyone been concerned with the start up in cold weather?? Seems to me itís kinda hard on the engine
buy a good quality electric blanket and wrap the motor with it for 24 hours before you start it in weather below 50 degrees

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Old 12-06-2018, 01:16 PM
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Do you think GM (and every other manufacturer) programs their cars to idle high until they're warm because the cars didn't burn enough fuel or something? It's obviously done intentionally and after a lot of testing. Testing > "Seems to me it’s kinda hard on the engine"
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buy a good quality electric blanket and wrap the motor with it for 24 hours before you start it in weather below 50 degrees
Hey that's a good idea man. Let me know what blanket you use. It would be nice if we could get a sticky for this. I really think you got something here..
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:57 AM
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I've had thoughts too that the aggressive "VROOM" on startup may not be the best thing for the engine. I suppose it's a marketing decision, to make the car sound bad-asser, since most other GM vehicles don't seem to do it.

If I end up scaring some little old lady, or someone gives me a hard time about it, I guess I'll just explain that the computer did it, not me, and that I didn't touch the throttle.
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Old 12-10-2018, 04:48 PM
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I won't have mine until February but I'm worried about the tire pressure when it's cold. My 16 Z06 showed 28 in each tire when it is cold and I never moved it because I didn't want to ruin the wheels.
I don't think you are going to ruin the wheels at that pressure . The manufacturer even says you can travel 50 miles on a run flat tire that is flat so I wouldn't worry at 28psi, however I admire your concern for the well being of your car.
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Old 12-10-2018, 09:40 PM
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I don't think you are going to ruin the wheels at that pressure . The manufacturer even says you can travel 50 miles on a run flat tire that is flat so I wouldn't worry at 28psi, however I admire your concern for the well being of your car.
lol theyíre fine at 28.
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