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      01-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #23
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Is it ok to at least let it run 1 min before setting off? Or is that too much also?
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      01-18-2014, 10:19 PM   #24
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My car gets driven almost as a daily driver but I don't want to rack on "useless" 2 mile drives to and from work.

I am getting a second car to have for work purposes and the m for spirited drives and gettin the ladies aroused
Yeah - ladies really won't know it's an M. The e9x gen was more of a dude magnet.
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      01-19-2014, 06:50 AM   #25
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I think you forgot something !
Belgium is.....The land of cycling,actualy we have the best Pro. cyclist's of the world ,and you can take a bike for any distance..so why not ?
I solve the warm-up issue with the two most popular responses I've seen on this board:
1. Bicycle is my daily driver
2. Take the long way (this often involves a coffee run so win-win)

BOOM! Take that, owner's manual.
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An idling engine takes much longer to warm up. Letting it idle for ten minutes means it is running cold for ten minutes. It's much better to start the car and drive off right away. Just keep it below 3k until it warms up.
At maximum, let it complete it's cold start and wait till the revs drop. (30sec)
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      01-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #27
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I solve the warm-up issue with the two most popular responses I've seen on this board:
1. Bicycle is my daily driver
2. Take the long way (this often involves a coffee run so win-win)

BOOM! Take that, owner's manual.
For less than a mile(OP distance) i don't start my car ....Take that ,BOOM !
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      01-19-2014, 07:04 PM   #28
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OP, i have a short commute as well. But i like to take the car on spirited drives every so often (mostly on the weekends). You'll be fine as long as its not a garage queen that sees 1500 miles in 7 years.

I usually allow the "cold start cycle" complete its run before i drive off. 30 seconds doesn't hurt & idling's only drawbacks are MPG & emissions, really.
As with breaking in an engine (hard vs. soft), there are two schools of thought as far as warming up goes so i'm not in the business of convincing others otherwise.
Still, realize BMW tells you to drive off immediately due to legal reasons regarding emissions as driving is the fastest way to warm up the catalysts and idling a car in some jurisdictions is illegal. Much like their recommended oil change interval of 15,000 miles to save on costs of "free" maintenance. Its all politics, you can take it or leave it.
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OP, i have a short commute as well. But i like to take the car on spirited drives every so often (mostly on the weekends). You'll be fine as long as its not a garage queen that sees 1500 miles in 7 years.

I usually allow the "cold start cycle" complete its run before i drive off. 30 seconds doesn't hurt & idling's only drawbacks are MPG & emissions, really.
As with breaking in an engine (hard vs. soft), there are two schools of thought as far as warming up goes so i'm not in the business of convincing others otherwise.
Still, realize BMW tells you to drive off immediately due to legal reasons regarding emissions as driving is the fastest way to warm up the catalysts and idling a car in some jurisdictions is illegal. Much like their recommended oil change interval of 15,000 miles to save on costs of "free" maintenance. Its all politics, you can take it or leave it.

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