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Old 08-18-2013, 11:44 PM
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Is it a bad idea to drive a e90 BMW 325i hard when it has 92,000 miles?

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I just got a 2006 BMW 325i with 92,000 miles yesterday. Today I drove kind of hard through my neighborhood with my grandfather (since I'm not actually 16 yet for another 2 weeks and only have a permit) and I put it over into sequential since he doesn't really care when he has a 2011 Porsche Carrera S Cabriolet and likes to drive it hard too. Well anyways I got it up to almost 6000 rpms in first gear and my grandfather told my dad about it and now my parents are kind of pissed and told me never to put it over in to sequential again. The Engine and Trans are both in great shape so is it really as bad as my parents think it is?
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:29 AM
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Is it a bad idea to drive a e90 BMW 325i hard when it has 92,000 miles?

No. They wouldn't put a rev limiter there if they didn't want you to even come close to it


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Old 08-19-2013, 02:48 AM
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Bimmers are made to drive hard, they love to get close to redline, thats when they come ALIVE! Repairs may come sooner than later with hard driving, but enjoy the machine you have.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:52 AM
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Is it a bad idea to drive a e90 BMW 325i hard when it has 92,000 miles?

Alright that's what I thought. Haha one of my friends recently totaled his car because he revved it too much. I don't rev my engine because I know that can be bad. He was doing that in a 4Runner though and I have no idea what made him think that a 4Runner sounded good to rev in the first place.


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Old 08-19-2013, 08:47 AM
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Only point I'd add is, rev to your heart's content...but only once the oil has reached operating temperature.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:37 AM
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Just make sure the car is good and warm before getting the revs up. Just noticed above post-- great advice

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:39 AM
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Is it a bad idea to drive a e90 BMW 325i hard when it has 92,000 miles?

Haha by the way where does in even say the oil temperature. I can't find it haha


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Old 08-19-2013, 09:51 AM
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Haha by the way where does in even say the oil temperature. I can't find it haha
There is no oil temp gauge and (on my 328i at least), no water temp gauge either so you need to warm the car up by driving moderately (below 3,500 rpm) for about 5 miles or so.

One little trick is to check the oil level through the dash computer - see your owner's manual as to how to do it. If the oil level is not given, the oil is not yet sufficiently warm but if you get an oil level readout, you are good to go. Incidentally, since your car has no dipstick, this is the only way to check the oil and should be done at least monthly.

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The engine is just breaking in...Grandpa will cover any repairs.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:26 AM
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