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Old 10-15-2008, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by LuvThatSam View Post
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.
Since the E46 and X3 are essentially the same (we also have a buffered coolant temp gauge), I suggest you do the same. I actually do this with all cars. I think its a reasonable time for the engine to settle, without letting it idle needlessly.
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