Join Date: 3rd July 2006
Location: Medway, Kent
Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts
I had a diesel Civic for a loaner the other week ans was amazad at how long it took to warm up. With a 15 minute journey, that normally has the 1.8 engine warm for a while before finishsing, the 2.2 engine still was not off the cold mark. I was cold too, without the heating!
I also noticed that the engine, when it finally does heat up, stays hotter for longer when parked up. Both of these must be in part down to the much larger mass of the engine.
Karlak, regarding Brian's post, I think he was referring to the engine, and not the cabbin of the car taking longer to warm up on diesels.