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Old 11-20-2012, 09:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You guys are nuts....You are saying you get in and sit in your car for 10-15 minutes when it is 30 degrees?....
I'm nuts?
YOU MISQUOTED WHAT I WROTE!
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At 30 degrees (F) below zero, I will start it and let it sit for about ten to fifteen minutes....
Take some time and learn to read.
I couldn't have made it any clearer that it is NOT 30 degrees ABOVE ZERO!
DOUBLE-DUUUUUHHHHHHH!


Actually, I start it up at 30 degrees and it takes me fifteen minutes to decide whether I want to turn on the heat or the air conditioning.......BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:19 AM   #12 (permalink)
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My dealer originally told me to wait until the blue light goes out before putting in gear. I thought this sounded bogus so I wrote to Subaru - here's their reply:

Thank you for contacting Subaru of America, Inc. I appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance.

There is no harm in driving the vehicle while the blue coolant temperature light is on upon starting the vehicle. The light should go off as soon as the engine has reached operating temperatures - which may take a little longer in the colder weather. Once the light is off, your vehicle is at optimum operation. Your Owner's Manual will provide details regarding times when there could possibly be an issue.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:27 AM   #13 (permalink)
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My dealer originally told me to wait until the blue light goes out before putting in gear. I thought this sounded bogus so I wrote to Subaru - here's their reply:

Thank you for contacting Subaru of America, Inc. I appreciate the opportunity to be of assistance.

There is no harm in driving the vehicle while the blue coolant temperature light is on upon starting the vehicle. The light should go off as soon as the engine has reached operating temperatures - which may take a little longer in the colder weather. Once the light is off, your vehicle is at optimum operation. Your Owner's Manual will provide details regarding times when there could possibly be an issue.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

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And that is why, I guess, Subarus no longer have that "blue" light but reversed back to the regular temp gauge instead (too many confusions and complaints about that) - I had that "blue" light on my 2010 Forester XT and I wish I had a regular temp gauge ... now I do ....
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm nuts?
YOU MISQUOTED WHAT I WROTE!
I stated:

Take some time and learn to read.
I couldn't have made it any clearer that it is NOT 30 degrees ABOVE ZERO!
DOUBLE-DUUUUUHHHHHHH!

Actually, I start it up at 30 degrees and it takes me fifteen minutes to decide whether I want to turn on the heat or the air conditioning.......BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA~!
You are right! At those low temps I would heavily use the remote starter and let it run for a while, with heaters/defrost/defog and butt warmer at max settings. Snow and ice will melt, etc.etc.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #15 (permalink)
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You are right! At those low temps I would heavily use the remote starter and let it run for a while, with heaters/defrost/defog and butt warmer at max settings. Snow and ice will melt, etc.etc.
EXACTLY!
Thank you for understanding what I wrote in PLAIN-ENGLISH.
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And that is why, I guess, Subarus no longer have that "blue" light but reversed back to the regular temp gauge instead (too many confusions and complaints about that) - I had that "blue" light on my 2010 Forester XT and I wish I had a regular temp gauge ... now I do ....
I think - could be mistaken - that only the new Limited's have a conventional temp gauge and that the base and premium models still have the blue light and the eco guage as previous years.
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Thanks for the replies fellas.

I've decided to start the car, drive immediately,without allowing for the warm up, straight to a dealership to trade in my unnecessary AWD vehicle for a front wheel drive version.
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Thanks for the replies fellas.

I've decided to start the car, drive immediately,without allowing for the warm up, straight to a dealership to trade in my unnecessary AWD vehicle for a front wheel drive version.
This is the way all these discussions go, don't take it personally.
I am sure the czar of what people need will be with you shortly.
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Thanks for the replies fellas.

I've decided to start the car, drive immediately,without allowing for the warm up, straight to a dealership to trade in my unnecessary AWD vehicle for a front wheel drive version.
Well, you could drive it on the beach.......
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Well, you could drive it on the beach.......
You know, as soon as you do THAT, you will be hit with the first-heavy snowfall EVER!
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