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choderboy 11-14-2011 08:44 PM

What can i do to help warm my car when its cold with out holding down the gas pedal... i am unable to park in the garage... it doesnt get below 5 degrees F...

rrsperry 11-15-2011 06:06 AM

Start car.
Let idle stabilize (about 15 seconds) Turn on seat heaters.
Start to drive.
Try to keep RPM's below 3K for about 5 mins if you can.

The worse thing you could do is start the car and let it idle to warm up. It's bad for the engine, emissions, and it doesn't do the transmission any favors either.

Pinecone 11-15-2011 06:21 AM


Drive the car. But limit the throttle opening and the RPM. And it takes about 3 - 5 minutes AFTER the water temp is normal for the oil to get warmed up.

rrsperry 11-15-2011 08:55 AM

It takes a lot longer than 3-5 mins for the oil to warm up... More like 10.

Pinecone 11-16-2011 09:08 AM


3 - 5 minutes AFTER the water temp is normal for the oil to get warmed up
Which is at least 10 minutes total.

choderboy 11-17-2011 09:13 AM

My car doesn't have heated seats and rt now my clutch is out... When i first start it if she gets below 750 rpms she is will die

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choderboy 11-18-2011 10:36 PM

Are M3s just cold blooded

crisscross 11-19-2011 06:24 AM

No, mine takes about 2 miles of driving for the heater to blow hot air...

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