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Old 10-07-2019, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave 20T View Post
The oil temperature gauge makes me drive slowly the first 5-7 miles, which is boring. Before, some BMWs didn't have an oil temperature gauge but had a coolant temperature gauge. That heated up quickly, like in 2-3 minutes. It's all in the mind. Before, I was probably driving too fast when the coolant was hot but the oil wasn't yet hot.
F30 N20/N26 has a heat exchanger that tracks oil temp close to coolant temp(up or down), it is the silver box that seats in front of oil filter housing to the front right side of engine.

This morning my coolant was up to 80C, and oil to 70C, with 1.4 miles of 20mpg street driving(didn't pay attention afterwards). The oil [email protected], or 160F, was barely get oil gauge to move.

My thinking is the timing chain should be ready for spirited driving with 1-2 miles/5 minutes of idle. BTW outside ambient temp was 20C.

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