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Old 11-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #15
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Hey thanks for the comments! I'm just glad it's normal.

Originally Posted by lcoleman View Post
The bearings are not well-lubricated for the first few seconds of cold startup. Thick oil, and it's all in the pan. Excessive cold start rpm's just cause unnecessary engine wear.
Pretty much explains why bmw reccomends an 0w weght oil.

Originally Posted by peytonracer4 View Post
1800 is high.
Mind sits around 1000 for about 30 seconds.
no, it's normal for cold starts...

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