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Having problems warming up the 9-3

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Having problems warming up the 9-3, even when its 50 degrees outside. I live in Michigan and I didn’t have a problem with this all winter. The car starts fine, usually start the car back up and leave, keeping the car around 2 thousand rpm before the motor warms up. Lately the car has problem getting above 1 thousand rpms and feels like its stalling out. It feels like turbo lag but 10X as worse. After slamming on the pedal once or twice to get it going it will go a bit faster 25 mph or so.

Called the dealer they said its because I don’t let it sit and idle before I take off. From different threads ive read that it’s bad to do this.

Is there a spot in you manual that tells you proper warm up procedures for the car?
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The manual says to drive off immediately after the car finishes its startup tests. The car will better circulate oil doing so and is thus recommended for longevity. Funny that the dealer would ty to hide behind something that the manual contradicts. It is usually the other way around. You could have bad fuel. If this is reproducable have the dealer check it out.
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