I have a similar dilemma, as I often keep my car parked in the visitor's parking in my townhouse complex, to avoid shuffling our cars around since we've got a single lane driveway. So I simply start the car and drive it around the corner to park it back in my driveway, and it runs for under 60 seconds then I shut it off and it sits overnight (before it went into visitor's parking originally though, the engine was completely heated up as I always drive it at least 25 miles before this point). I figure it's better to do this than to try and heat it up a few minutes more, since more moisture will then accumulate. The best plan of course would be to drive it long enough to fully heat it up, but I don't have the 20min needed to do this at the time I move the car. So I figure the next best thing is to start it but simply run it as short a time as possible.
An engine can't possibly accumulate too much moisture into it's oil in only 60 seconds, or so I figure.
[ March 06, 2004, 09:30 PM: Message edited by: Patman ]