Archive for AudiSRS.com The place for Performance Audi
 


       AudiSRS.com Forum Index -> Audi S4 & RS 4 (B5) quattro
Arran88

How long does it take for your car to warm up

Alright guys I have started to notice that my car is at 90degrees very quick, like within 5mins of starting it and letting it idle its at 90degrees on the cluster and the heaters blow hot so it's definatly warmed up. And I have started to notice that even if I drive it and park her up for 2 hours it's still hot when I get back in it. And it seems to hold a lot of heat for a few hours after it's been run if I open the bonnet it just seems stupidly hot even after it's been sat for a hour or so
Is it suppose to get that hot that quick?? Or do I have another problem
jimbo

that's how it should be.
C J

Yeah sounds normal.
Arran88

That's good then, that's one thing I don't have to worry about. Cheers guys
Jism

Check your thermostat... this sounds like that thing is not opening keeping the hot coolant in your engine and not your radiator. Since the heater core is directly attached to your engine it makes sense it's blowing hot air.

My car is no way 'hot' in 5 minutes. Rather 8 minutes before 90 degrees and 15 to 20 minutes for oil temperature to get close to 60 or even more.

Depends on how you drive it tho.
SinghB7

Sounds about right. Mine was same before I had new cambelt and thermostat etc fitted, and now its still the same. Takes between 5 and 10mins for coolant to warm up, but the oil takes abit longer.
In winter its good, my rs4 v8 takes a little longer to warm up.
Arran88

Yeah I have checked it against a couple other b5's today and all 3 do the same so I guess mine is normal.
Professor Peach

Strange for me coming from B5 and D2, but the S3 doesn't even have gauges for temperature! Does that mean I can give it the beans from cold?
Burnzybubbles

Mine currently takes ages but that will be down to the cheap stat that was installed by PO that has probably failed already, I'll just live with it till I pull the engine but I'm currently pilling money into other areas, once the oil is warm I can soon keep the temp at 90 I'm also not running a viscous which helps a little.
Noggymike

Professor Peach wrote:
Strange for me coming from B5 and D2, but the S3 doesn't even have gauges for temperature! Does that mean I can give it the beans from cold?



My Beemer is like that, bloody annoying I find.

Yeah, just smash it's face in Rob right from cold, you have a warranty now!  
Aragorn

i suspect the vast majority of people simply never look at the gauge, and thus it becomes redundant (in the eyes of the manufacturer anyway). An idiot light/warning bell for overheating covers the most serious issues.

We're all fairly enthusiastic about our cars and like to look after them. The bloke buying the car new on PCP doesnt care, will boot its arse from cold because its under warranty anyway etc etc.
Noggymike

Aragorn wrote:
i suspect the vast majority of people simply never look at the gauge, and thus it becomes redundant (in the eyes of the manufacturer anyway). An idiot light/warning bell for overheating covers the most serious issues.

We're all fairly enthusiastic about our cars and like to look after them. The bloke buying the car new on PCP doesnt care, will boot its arse from cold because its under warranty anyway etc etc.



I tend to agree Kev.
Burnzybubbles

That's also the reason why the temp guage on pretty much all cars has a buffer that just reads normal operating temp, it's to stop the average joe bloggs from panicking because the guage would otherwise move around under normal circumstances.
Arran88

Completely agree with kev the fact that we have slightly more care with are cars means we will look at it
But on flip side for example work vehicles especially, thrashed from cold never look at the gauge as it's covered by warranty, bit different when it's your own pride and joy
Trig

Mine warms up a lot quicker since fitting the new stat.
       AudiSRS.com Forum Index -> Audi S4 & RS 4 (B5) quattro
Page 1 of 1