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If a DeLorean is started from cold, reversed out of the garage and then immediately driven back in and the engine shut off on nearly a daily basis would this do the car any harm?

This is purely for moving the car out of the way to get at other stuff in the garage...
Well i wouldnt do it chris, you will get a lot of condensation in the oil, which probably wont hurt , but imo not good
cheers Tony TT
Yep. Not only that, cold oil doesnt do its job very well. Plus, not moving very far doesnt get the system lubed very much. IMHO.
I wouldnt worry too much, unless you're doing this every day!
For the first 3 minutes, the car is running rich. Keep shutting it off before it's warm and you'll soak the oil in fuel.