coffee said:Ok, common sense says to let the car warm up when it's cold outside right?
So then why does the BMW manual say to drive the car right away and not to let it warm up?
I'm a little lost on this one.
In addition to the comment above, you can find a lot more information on this topic hereHe and his said:
this is a :repost: for the billionth time............anyways situations like these, common sense plays a big role..........i'm pretty sure with the cold temps out here, everyone atleast warms their car up for like 2 minutes or so regardless what the manuals say:thumbup:
blk02330ci said:Last night starting my car for the first time since the blizzard '03 hit. My car start a bit shaky...is that normal?
BTW, my car is in the garage all that time.....:thumbup:
Are you saying you do this without driving the car? If so, that is horrible for your car. It does far more damage to start the car and let it idle for a few minutes without driving it. If you are storing the car for long terms, make sure the Gas Tank is full and get a battery charger.He and his said:
first time start up since how long ago????..........my car is garaged too, and i just heat it up once a week for like 10 minutes now until spring arrives just to make sure it doesnt die on me or anything...........but last week too when it was bitter cold, my initial car startup wasnt quite well also but thats what the cold does to cars
that's correct. with all the recent engines, when it's cold and you let the car idle, it's actually BAD for teh car coz' overnight most of the fluid goes to the bottom and at idle the fluid doesn't go as smooth as when it's driving.kyle5574 said:I let it idle for no more than about 20 seconds. I've heard from multiple reputable sources (including shop manuals) that idling when the engine is cold is horrible for your car because the oil does not circulate as well as when driving. I just keep my revs below 3000rpm until the temperature guage is centered.
I don't believe BMW would just stick random crap in their manuals. If they advise you to do something, they most likely do it for a reason. They're a good company IMO. :thumbup: