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Alex-22

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PostSubject: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty19th July 2012, 09:13

My car seems to be warming up in under a mile at the moment! this can't be normal?
I have a 17% pulley on the charger and the car is using mineral oil for the running in process.
Obviously i'm driving it carefully at the moment, the route i take is basically flat except for a short hill i have to go up when i leave my house.
the temp remains constant when i get to normal running temp but it just gets there super quick. coolant levels are fine tho.

i know these things run hot but it seems a bit odd to me Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty19th July 2012, 17:41

Mine is the same,thay always get to normal running tep quick,I have a 15% pulley fitted,had no probs with overheating etc........
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PostSubject: Re: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty19th July 2012, 17:48

Mines the same thumbs up . It's always got to running temp pretty quick ,
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PostSubject: Re: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty21st July 2012, 11:33

what intercool are you running with the 17% pulley?
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Alex-22

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PostSubject: Re: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty21st July 2012, 12:08

GRS intercooler Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty21st July 2012, 19:54

Don't worry it is a characteristic of a car with a small coolant capacity and a good thermostat! Perfectly normal and not related to charger speed. Tanya has a Suzuki jeep which takes an egg cup of coolant to fill the radiator and that hits 80 degrees in seconds in mid winter! Only panic if the needle keeps going! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Warming up in under a mile   Warming up in under a mile Empty22nd July 2012, 07:44

Manufacturers have worked out that to get great economy you have to get the engine to temperature quickly so less coolant volume achieves this.

Some also have 'on demand' oil and water pumps so they only pump when needed further fuel efficiency.

Electric steering on the current MINIs as opposed to hydraulic on the Gen 1s further improves consumption because you are not turning the pump all the time. The electric step motor also allows for automatic parking (for those who like replacing their tyres more often!).

Have a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-rxJkVzUxI&feature=fvwrel to see the step motor in action on a Ford Focus.
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