Exactly my point :thumbs:Very true. Reason for it is very simple. When you start from cold, the mixture will be richer to allow car to idle properly, and if you leave the car idling like this for some time, the rich mixture causes more wear due to the oil being washed from the moving parts compared to light throttle driving. The other problem with warming up the engine before giving it stick is that you end up with a warm engine but cold oil amongts the gears. Not good at all.
Best still for an Alfa engine is to start up, drive off normally and just keep the fot light and the revs low until the oil temp is above 80.