5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
^^^true - try to keep the rpms low until you reach operating temps.
but if you are hearing some knocking or anything like that, it is a good idea to let it idle for a min or two to let the oil flow better. i always idle the car for at least 30 sec before moving. unless i am the getaway driver. the most you have to lose is a little fuel!
Thanks guys.........I've been trying this technique for a week and Its great......versus the 7min full warm up time. The car is so ready to go after a couple of seconds. I just wanted to make sure I wasnt messing anything up!
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