3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
Is it my car or does BMW really not want me to start my car and pull it out in the driveway and let it warm up. After only a couple of minutes the car shuts off. I would go for heated seats these days. I may even get a heater for my garage.
The owners manual tells you to drive the car not let it sit running.
Are you really SUPPOST TO RUN YOUR CAR RIGHT AWAY, DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT? I was always told to warm it and b uild preasure and let the oil thin out so it lubes and etc. Some one give me a difinitive answer Please!!!
Let the car run for a couple minutes. If it is extremely cold, 20 and below, then I would let it run for a couple more. Then drive. You should give it a brief warm up before taking off to drive. However, it isn't very good to let the car warm up to operating temp idling.
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