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      03-28-2016, 06:00 PM   #1
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Is your car rough when it's cold?

I just got my car so I don't have much experience driving it yet. I can't tell whether it's me or the car is harder to drive when it's cold. I haven't drove a manual for 20 years so I'm getting back into it.
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      03-28-2016, 06:02 PM   #2
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In general cars are rough and notchy when the fluids are not up to operating temperatures, so yes.
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And there is a cold start cycle in these cars to get the catalytic converter etc warmed up. It can be coded out...
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Even without my cold start cycle my car can be quite rough.
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When the car is cold I simply wait a couple of minutes before driving away to avoid the rodeo circus...
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Transmission is jerky when the car is still cold. It goes away though.
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Yes, the M3 is quite notchy and "rough" when cold. It's part of the experience though, i personally like it. Makes the car feel more "raw" and less tamed. Once warmed up, it becomes buttery smooth and beast. Cheers!
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OK, good to know. I thought I was imagining it.
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Normal. Always make sure you're in normal mode, that will minimize jerkiness when cold. Also note the cold start sequence will make the car a tad unsmooth as well.
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with my cat delete my car sounds like it is firing a round of buckshots after each shift when cold.
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with my cat delete my car sounds like it is firing a round of buckshots after each shift when cold.
Lmao!!!!!!
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