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Old 02-18-2013, 10:30 PM   #41
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These aren't F1 engines. Any modern engine is designed to start and run repeatedly under all conditions. Run the oil specified by the manufacturer, start, and drive. Rinse and repeat. I'm also pretty sure your parents wont appreciate the increase of electricity bill from this blanket
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:47 PM   #42
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I was able to post this because I narrowly made the post count minimum ( or PCM for short)
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:40 AM   #45
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This thread is stupid. There is a reason why those blankets are discontinued or non-existent for our cars. I've driven my car like **** for the past many years of its life, and it doesn't stall out when it gets too cold outside even at 220k. If you are that seriously scared, get a dry sump system. You're saying that using thinner oil isn't BMW LL-whatever approved, and it isn't in the manual, but tell me what page is a heating blanket present?

If anything you should just plug up your car like normal for your glow pugs. oh. nvm. Former BMW technician, and person with a higher post count than whatever you wanted here.

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After understanding the OP's fanatic logic and care for his E46, my opinion is turned. I like the enthusiasm and the question. To have you engine "synthetically warmed" before cranking....the answer IS NOT a heating blanket. The solution is a HEATED GARAGE! That way the entire engine/car is warmed up with ambient gentle room temperature and not a targeted warming device.

Get a heated garage and the entire car will be at room temperature throughout its storage and starting!!!!!!!!

It is true garage that cars have way better lifetimes/exteriors/interiors/everything

Wow i just ended this thread. Congrats to myself

And i dont even have enough posts to be credible but somehow i ended this thread.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:43 AM   #47
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #49
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Wow i just ended this thread. Congrats to myself

And i dont even have enough posts to be credible but somehow i ended this thread.
Pretty sure you didn't end the thread...keep workin on that post count NEWB.


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You are correct, sir. Once you get past about 5 years old and continue to act like an immature little prick, then yes, you are most likely to lose
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After understanding the OP's fanatic logic and care for his E46, my opinion is turned. I like the enthusiasm and the question. To have you engine "synthetically warmed" before cranking....the answer IS NOT a heating blanket. The solution is a HEATED GARAGE! That way the entire engine/car is warmed up with ambient gentle room temperature and not a targeted warming device.

Get a heated garage and the entire car will be at room temperature throughout its storage and starting!!!!!!!!

It is true garage that cars have way better lifetimes/exteriors/interiors/everything

Wow i just ended this thread. Congrats to myself

And i dont even have enough posts to be credible but somehow i ended this thread.
Sorry bud, but I definitely had the garage idea before you.
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Don't put your oil in the microwave, it's too heavy for the turntable. Warm it on the stove like me!
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Id rather talk burritos, but since were talking about cold starts ok. I lived in PA for 5 years with my E36. I bought it in New york with 130,000 miles. Drove it in the snow everyday to work. Its now back home in CA where it originated with 227,000 miles and going strong. Like others have said BMW designed the cars for all weather conditions, thus the owners manual stating which oil to use for different temperatures. Just my .02.
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Don't put your oil in the microwave, it's too heavy for the turntable. Warm it on the stove like me!
Your right too much load for the turntable when it's cold, which Is why I use a heating blanket for my microwave, keeps everything warm, and when I'm ready to use it I remove the blanket and get microwaving!
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You cannot be more wrong.

There is no work at all. I buy it, it shows up to my door, and when it gets cold, I put on my car and warms engine and all the fluids to normal temp. Starting engine at 5 degrees is not "normal". It's bad for the bearings, and pretty much all the engine components. In a perfect world, engines run in temperatures of 72 degrees outside at all times. And remote start? This isn't a E90 M3. In our cars, they will stall out, if not run rough for at least 5 minutes. It's in the owner's manual to start driving right away after engine ignition.

Sorry man, but that post has zero credibility. This is not a '72 Chevy. A lot of people can back me on this.
Your car must be a pile if it can't start and run in the cold. I have started my car in VERY cold conditions. One time at -15 degrees Fahrenheit and it was no problem.
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Guuys listen up preheating ur oil does work, we did it before I road in my buddies supra with 350hp and he switched highways at wot scared tge piss out of me felt as fast other bodies 500hp supra awesome car they are rare hopefully they will bring them back rx8s r ok but I don't like tge rear doors and odd shape and lackbof turbos
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Ok Jakey Jake time to lock this monstrosity of a thread. *shines jake light*
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Where you been Mango, have seen you lately?

people with the 750 PCM are starting to post, mods inflict justice
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people with the 750 PCM are starting to post, mods inflict justice
I was gone for the long weekend
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