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Old 02-07-2014, 01:31 AM
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428i engine takes forever to warm up

Is it just me or does the 428i engine take forever to warm up? Even after 30 minutes of driving the engine temperature dial hovers around the 1/4 mark, never hitting 250f. Is this normal?

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That is the oil temperature.

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Old 02-07-2014, 04:16 AM
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That is oil temp, not fluid as in 99% of other cars. Far more useful in determining when an engine is truly "warm".
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and get some gas, seriously?
32 miles of remaining range is a bit on the low side...
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Is it just me or does the 428i engine take forever to warm up? Even after 30 minutes of driving the engine temperature dial hovers around the 1/4 mark, never hitting 250f. Is this normal?
Yep, totally normal. I don't recall my oil temp ever going over 195 F or so.

All cars take that long to warm up their oil, in fact, but you rarely notice it because they usually report coolant temperature instead of oil like in the BMW.

Your heater, which uses the coolant, will start blowing warm air before the oil temp dial ever moves.
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That is oil temp, not fluid as in 99% of other cars. Far more useful in determining when an engine is truly "warm".
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Yep, totally normal. I don't recall my oil temp ever going over 195 F or so.

All cars take that long to warm up their oil, in fact, but you rarely notice it because they usually report coolant temperature instead of oil like in the BMW.

Your heater, which uses the coolant, will start blowing warm air before the oil temp dial ever moves.
these. BMW switched to an oil temp gauge when they started using turbos.
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Mine warms up to the middle of the temp range, just a shade below 250.
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What ^^ said. Mine is usually at the 1/4 mark and very rarely gets to the 1/2 mark.
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If u notice on other cars, their gauge starts from zero. Hence u see them half way when driving. f30 has the temp as 160 cold which I think is much smarter. Mine is always half way between 160 and 250

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From the manual:

"Normal operating temperature: the pointer is in the middle or in the left half of the temperature display."
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