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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.
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thats what i do, run the car after start, not let it idle.
but in your case, id get the car checked out, if its shutting off then you have a problem i think

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have the fault codes pulled. Could be a bad cam position sensor or a faulty maf sensor. Hard to say for sure without fault codes.

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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!!!
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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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