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Old 10-15-2008, 09:39 AM
desertdriver desertdriver is offline
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The warm up time will depend on ambient temperature. When it is cold out it will take longer. It will also depend on how long it has been since youve driven your car. I believe that BMW states that you should not apply full throttle until at least 170F(?) or so. Coolant temp is not a good indicator of engine warmup, so I doubt your hondas were really warmed up. the 335i has a oil temp gage and this is the safe way to interpret warmup. I am a little more conservative and will not redline my car until 200F is reached.
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