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Old 01-10-2012, 11:09 AM
Sophisto Sophisto is offline
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Originally Posted by awesomeo3000 View Post
What's the typical break in period for the engine? I've read the first 1000 miles are the most important. As soon as that 1000 miles hit, my friend and I went for a drive, and I got a bit aggressive with the sport mode and "manual" gears. I've also heard a lot of people say that it's bad for BMW engines, especially brand new engines, to idle in the morning to "warm up." I haven't seen that in the manual yet, but any advice on whether good or bad to let the engine warm up in the morning, especially when it's 32F or below?
Do not warm up by idling.
Start the car and drive off.
Do not use high rpms until your motor is warm.
The oil temperature is a good guide for that.
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