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S3 engine temp warm up time

bigyin Nov 28, 2011

  1. bigyin

    bigyin Active Member

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    Hey all, have a quick question.

    I've had my 2008 S3 for a few months now, quite happy with it. After owing several jap cars, I always very careful with taking the time to let the car warm up. As a consequence I do the exact same with my S3. I have however noticed that my car takes quite some time to get up to temperature, it can take up to 8 miles / 10-15 minutes (dependant on how bad the traffic is) to get up to the 90 degree mark. Is this generally the case for other owners? Once up to temp, it stays there and there are no other issues that I can tell. Its just that I've never owned a car that takes so long to get to temperature, if any other owners could confirm if this is normal, I'd be much appreciated.

    Regards
     
  2. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea

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    mine is the same. Come a bit of frost it takes even longer. My old 3.2 was the same as well
     
  3. Brodster

    Brodster Well-Known Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi Avant Owner Group Audi S4

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    Yeah mine is the same.....approx 5-6 miles to be at 90 degrees - same car too...2008 S3. I've never really bothered about it. As long as its at that temp before the heavy right foot appears then great. :undwech:
     
  4. bigyin

    bigyin Active Member

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    cool, cheers for the replies. At least now I know its normal, an theres nothing to be concerned about

    Regards
     
  5. slade777

    slade777 Member

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    Try a diesel add another couple of miles on until mines up to temp!!!
     
  6. SiT

    SiT Member

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    Same here, takes an age..!
     
  7. dc240969

    dc240969 Member VCDS Map User

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    5 mins, less than 2 miles
     
  8. Cheese

    Cheese Member

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    ~5 miles of constant driving (no traffic).
     
  9. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis Audi S3

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    Mine is about up to 90C by 3-4 miles worth of steady driving,and I wouldn't hoof it anywhere before that.
     

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