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Old 10-14-2013, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by chasz17 View Post
BMW specifically states that once you start the engine to begin driving immediately. Do not let it idle!!!
Hello all:
my first post here.... I'll go introduce myself elsewhere in a minute.

I recently purchased an '05 X5 4.4i, and it quickly developed a smoking-problem, which is how I came to find this thread.
I think I've got the smoking issue under control.... but I'm curious about the post directly above, that I've quoted here.

Could somebody expound on that idea?

Surely this must be BMW's attempt at environmental-responsibility? It can't be a mechanical requirement of the drive-train, can it? I've never heard of such a thing, and would be suspect of any claim that a modern vehicle is not capable of even extended time sitting at idle.

This is important to me, because of the primary use of this vehicle for me. So an explanation is appreciated.

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