I do about the same. I also like to wait until the fluid gauge (I forget the specific name for it right now) right under the RPM gauge to get to about 6 or 7 dashes before putting it in drive
DittoWhen I start the engine RPM needle is usually at above 1K..I wait till it drop down below zero or gauge mark is moved at least little over quarter..Basically 2-3 minutes max pending on the weather.
Every car I've done this new or used, hot or cold..
very well said, I usually wait until i have at least 2 bars at the temp of the oil, and then i have to have 3 before flooring my baby!! hahaThanks Dean and Figs that's true and as accurate as can be.This engine was built to be driven and to be driven hard if needed so it will catch up to tempt. pretty quick, just treat her right and she'll be fine.Another thing is "if taken care of (meaning oil changes on time and serviced on time) this engine is guaranteed to last "at least" 100k miles with no issues so long as it's not being beaten up everyday" -quoted from a Lexus "F" factory technician
Yep it happened to me today as a matter of fact... I had my girl (not the car) driving very conservatively with the sport mode off, and the car just keep wanting to unleash! I could feel the car would stay in its sweet spot longer than usual... Weird, Well back to the topic i let the car fully warm up today and boy it does make a difference, gears switch with less stutter, and it almost feels like there is more performance as well.Off the topic discussion, I noticed the other day that this car actually wants to go fast, it cant be driven like a "Lexus". I had the family with me and I was driving it casually like an LS460 and she (the car) was pulling at my foot to go faster the engine didn't want to be driven normal, she was pulling strong I always drive at least 10mph over the posted limit so this was new to my baby but she didn't want to hear it, she wanted to play as usual,so I hurried and took my family out and was back to driving the way she likes it.
Anyone have this experience? Where the engine cant just drive "normal" she begs to be "beaten"