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Old 12-02-2012, 07:01 AM   #981
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:51 AM   #982
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #983
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You know you are a fanatic when you get in your car, turn it on, press and hold the DSC button, then put on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

I always turn my dsc off. It's a habit
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:13 PM   #984
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You know you are a fanatic when you get in your car, turn it on, press and hold the DSC button, then put on your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.

I always turn my dsc off. It's a habit
I would say no you're not. A good fanatic would know to drive it at 10mph until the engine reaches operating temperature, then hold on and enjoy the ride.

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #985
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:47 PM   #986
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I would say no you're not. A good fanatic would know to drive it at 10mph until the engine reaches operating temperature, then hold on and enjoy the ride.

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I never said I drive like a maniac. And I always let my baby warm up and ok, we'll I do drive a little fun orientated. But not as soon as I turn my car on.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:49 PM   #987
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I would say no you're not. A good fanatic would know to drive it at 10mph until the engine reaches operating temperature, then hold on and enjoy the ride.

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10mph? What in the... I don't even...
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:01 PM   #988
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I would say no you're not. A good fanatic would know to drive it at 10mph until the engine reaches operating temperature, then hold on and enjoy the ride.

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More like under 3k rpm for a minute or two.
MPH is irrelevant.
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #989
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More like under 3k rpm for a minute or two.
MPH is irrelevant.
Read your manual... Bmw recommendation is to not let the car idle, but instead to drive at 10mph until you reach operating temperature.





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Old 12-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #990
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Read your manual... Bmw recommendation is to not let the car idle, but instead to drive at 10mph until you reach operating temperature.









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Lolwut? I read my first manual in 2004 with my first BMW an 04 X3 6 MT with m54 b30.
What were you reading then?


This is silly because we're arguing the same point really.
BMW recommends a "moderate" speed until operating temp is reached. Anywhere else the conversations are basing it on revs.

Curious do you drive an Auto?
It could subconsciously reveal why you view it as MPH, and I gauge it by revs.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #991
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Lolwut? I read my first manual in 2004 with my first BMW an 04 X3 6 MT with m54 b30.
What were you reading then?


This is silly because we're arguing the same point really.
BMW recommends a "moderate" speed until operating temp is reached. Anywhere else the conversations are basing it on revs.

Curious do you drive an Auto?
It could subconsciously reveal why you view it as MPH, and I gauge it by revs.
5 speed m54b30. Realistically i don't often have time to go that slow until it's completely warmed up, so i go about 10 mph for about 2 blocks then just keep revs low until warm. Just according to my manual, it states 10 mph until full operating temperature is reached...

We're arguing the almost the exact same concept to each other, just based on a different perspective.

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Old 12-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #992
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:54 PM   #993
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #994
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:19 AM   #995
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so true haha, i actually do this with all my cars. And yea, walmart is the worst...
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:07 AM   #997
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:17 PM   #998
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:50 PM   #999
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5 speed m54b30. Realistically i don't often have time to go that slow until it's completely warmed up, so i go about 10 mph for about 2 blocks then just keep revs low until warm. Just according to my manual, it states 10 mph until full operating temperature is reached...

We're arguing the almost the exact same concept to each other, just based on a different perspective.

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It says nothing about 10 mph. From the BMW manual:

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Starting the engine

Do not allow the engine to warm up by leaving it running while the vehicle remains stationary. Instead, drive off immediately at a moderate engine speed.<

Do not allow the engine to run in enclosed spaces. Otherwise, breathing the exhaust fumes can lead to unconsciousness and death. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless, but highly toxic gas. Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running. An unattended vehicle with a running engine represents a safety hazard. When driving, standing at idle or parking the vehicle, take care to avoid contact between the hot exhaust system and flammable materials - grass, hay, leaves, etc. Such contact could lead to a fire, resulting in serious personal injury and property damage.<

Start the engine. Do not press the accelerator pedal. Do not actuate the starter for too short a time, but do not actuate it for more than approx. 20 seconds. Release the ignition key immediately when the engine starts.<

If the engine does not start on the first attempt - if it is very hot or cold, for instance:

>Press the accelerator pedal halfway down while engaging the starter. Cold starts at extremely low temperatures below +57/-156 and at altitudes of over approx. 3,300 ft/1,000 m:
>On the first start attempt, it may be necessary to engage the starter for a longer period, but no longer than 20 seconds
>Press the accelerator pedal halfway down while engaging the starter. Extended starting attempts, characterized by excessively frequent or long periods with the starter engaged can damage the catalytic converter.< Engine idle speed is controlled by the engine computer system. Increased speeds at start-up are normal and should decrease as the engine warms up. If engine speed does not decrease, service is required. To prevent the battery from discharging, always deactivate electrical devices that are not in use. Switch the ignition off when the vehicle is not being driven.

Manual transmission
1. Engage the parking brake
2. Gearshift lever in idling position
3. Start the engine.

Automatic transmission
1. Depress footbrake
2. Place the selector lever in position P
or N
3. Start the engine.

To prevent the vehicle from starting off on its own, always move the selector lever to position P and engage the parking brake before leaving your vehicle with the engine running. Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running. An unattended vehicle with a running engine represents a safety hazard.<

Sequential manual gearbox SMG
1. Depress footbrake
2. Move selector lever into position N
3. Start the engine.

If the engine does not start, reengage the gear last selected, refer to the gear indicator in the display, and move the selector lever into neutral position N again. The gearbox is automatically taken out of gear if the driver's door is opened while the engine is running and the driver does not actuate the pedals, the shift paddles or the selector lever. This is accompanied by a warning tone and the flashing gear indicator. The gear display N appears in the instrumentcluster.< Before exiting the vehicle with the engine running, move the selector lever into position N and apply the parking brake. Do not leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running. An unattended vehicle with a running engine
That is the entire "Starting your engine" section.

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