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Is there any way to leave the car in sport mode, or any mode other than standard, so I don't always have to switch to it when the car is started ? Thanks.
 

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nope.
 

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Nope, just put it in the mode you want while you're warming up the car
 

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When I hop in the car, I:

1. start the car (if I haven't started remotely)
2. put on my seatbelt
3. click the drivemode selector up 3 times

All before the dash is even done booting up. NBD.
 

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I usually start my car when I'm in it. Let it warm up for at least two minutes so I've got plenty of tine to jack with stuff including the driving mode :D
 

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Speaking of "warming up the car," I'm a very fast-paced person so I'm used to getting in my G35, putting the seatbelt on, starting the car and almost immediately shifting from park to reverse to get out of my driveway. The RPMs are already where they're supposed to be so I figured there was no harm. With the Q, the dash has to do it's little BIT (built-in test) before showing the actual RPMs. I'm usually able to put my seatbelt on, and shift into reverse before it's even done the BIT. Never felt the car lunge, shudder, or anything like that so.....harmless, right?
 

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Speaking of "warming up the car," I'm a very fast-paced person so I'm used to getting in my G35, putting the seatbelt on, starting the car and almost immediately shifting from park to reverse to get out of my driveway. The RPMs are already where they're supposed to be so I figured there was no harm. With the Q, the dash has to do it's little BIT (built-in test) before showing the actual RPMs. I'm usually able to put my seatbelt on, and shift into reverse before it's even done the BIT. Never felt the car lunge, shudder, or anything like that so.....harmless, right?
4. Warm-up
Allow the engine to idle for at least 30
seconds after starting. Do not race the
engine while warming it up. Drive at
moderate speed for a short distance
first, especially in cold weather. In cold
weather, keep the engine running for a
minimum of 2 - 3 minutes before
shutting it off. Starting and stopping
the engine over a short period of time
may make the vehicle more difficult to
start.
P. 5-15 in the owner's manual
 

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Speaking of "warming up the car," I'm a very fast-paced person so I'm used to getting in my G35, putting the seatbelt on, starting the car and almost immediately shifting from park to reverse to get out of my driveway. The RPMs are already where they're supposed to be so I figured there was no harm. With the Q, the dash has to do it's little BIT (built-in test) before showing the actual RPMs. I'm usually able to put my seatbelt on, and shift into reverse before it's even done the BIT. Never felt the car lunge, shudder, or anything like that so.....harmless, right?
I remote start the car as I'm walking towards the car. That way by the time I sit in it, its already been 30 seconds or so.
 

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Yeah.. just enough time to get the oil flowing all the way through and you're good to go. Just don't go hooning straight off the bat and wait for it to hit optimal operating temperature.
 

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Yeah.. just enough time to get the oil flowing all the way through and you're good to go. Just don't go hooning straight off the bat and wait for it to hit optimal operating temperature.
That's all you have to worry about is the oil? Turbos suddenly compressing air/fuel into an engine not up to normal operating temps is ok?
 

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That's all you have to worry about is the oil? Turbos suddenly compressing air/fuel into an engine not up to normal operating temps is ok?
It should be fine. You really don't want to sit and wait for your engine to get up to normal operating temps because the fluids in the engine are not as well circulated (under idle conditions) but it really won't kill anything.

IMO, Engines are so **** robust nowadays that it really doesn't matter too much what you do to them. However, you definitely want to give the block a chance to get up to temp before you pound the gas pedal. Getting up to temp means all the fluids are flowing well and most important, the block and any other metal components have expanded slightly to their normal sizes.

I let the GTR sit for about 45 seconds to a minute before I drive it and then wait for the transmission & engine to hit 150 degF before doing any kind of damage (I also try to let the tires warm up). In the Infiniti, I wait for about 30seconds usually which is enough for the rpms to settle (and for the injectors to cycle sometimes), before I start driving. Even then, I let the car warm up before beating on it.


TL;DR - Don't worry, your car will be fine! :D
 
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