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Old 01-20-2009, 06:31 AM   #67
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Originally Posted by bigfatvr6prik View Post
Thanks MC and DreamLiner, I understand what you are saying....but given the oil is nice and warm should'nt the engine reach operating temperature relatively quickly instead of taking same amount of time it took before? I suppose it could or couldn't depending on the wattage of BMW's block heater....once engine reaches operating temperature coolant should be performing heat transfer from engine much quicker.
It wouldn't make a difference as the temp gauge in your dash only measures coolant temp. If you have an M3 that has an oil temp gauge, you would likely see that come up a little faster than normal. Not much, but a little.
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