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Old 10-14-2008, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
The above posts are true, but since the OP states it takes 3mi for the oil temp to budge, we can assume that he/she is driving said vehicle.

I suggest giving the motor 10-15secs on a cold start to settle down, but I would not exceed 40s of just "sitting" because it puts a load on the catalytic converter and is otherwise harmful.
Would that be for all vehicles?

I let my e46 get to just above the blue in the temp gauge, which is usually within a minute of starting.
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