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Old 10-03-2012, 08:48 AM   #13
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My Ride: M-3 Convertible
I agree with the comment regarding driving the car from cold rather than letting it idle. Just remember to drive it GENTLY until the oil has warmed up to normal temperatures. For what it's worth, the M3 does not have a dry sump engine. It has no external oil pump and no secondary oil reservoir. Instead it has an oil pan, which is attached to the engine and sits just below the crankshaft; all of the oil drains there when the engine is stopped. A dry sump engine has a separate oil tank, like the Porsche 911.
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