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Any way to tell when the engine hits operating temperature????

2010 X5 35d Diesel....

Dealership Shop Foreman claims there is a 'ring' around the tach, but I haven't noticed anything...

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No, there is no obvious indication of when the engine reaches operating temperature. You can unlock the Board Computer to go into the Diagnostic mode where there will be a digital readout of the engine temp.
 

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You can unlock the Board Computer to go into the Diagnostic mode where there will be a digital readout of the engine temp.
Do tell....

I hadn't seen anything for the X70 unlock, but will search a bit more diligently....

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It's exactly the same as the process for most BMWs.
 

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Although I am told that "BMWs don't have these any more", my 2010 X5 owners manual shows two different configurations- one with an oil temp gauge and one with an 'instantaneous fuel consumption gauge', called an "Energy Control" (Moronic...but I digress)

Wonder where one gets that....
 

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Although I am told that "BMWs don't have these any more", my 2010 X5 owners manual shows two different configurations- one with an oil temp gauge and one with an 'instantaneous fuel consumption gauge', called an "Energy Control" (Moronic...but I digress)

Wonder where one gets that....
That instantaneous fuel consumption guage is a joke. It is in place of a digital instant fuel use option between the guages along with average mpg... I noted the digital absence during a test drive and saw the useless instant dial gauge...
 

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Although I am told that "BMWs don't have these any more", my 2010 X5 owners manual shows two different configurations- one with an oil temp gauge and one with an 'instantaneous fuel consumption gauge', called an "Energy Control" (Moronic...but I digress)

Wonder where one gets that....
It's probably because the manual is for X5/X6 and the X6 gets the 3.0TT. My 335 had the temp gauge because of the engine. If it hadn't been for early 335's overheating they probably wouldn't put it in there either.
 

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It's probably because the manual is for X5/X6 and the X6 gets the 3.0TT. My 335 had the temp gauge because of the engine. If it hadn't been for early 335's overheating they probably wouldn't put it in there either.
Right, but when the shop foreman tells you that "All BMWs no longer have a gauge" like you are a moron or something...and then the manual shows one, and it turns out some BMWs do, in fact, have the gauge, you kind of get annoyed....
 

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Right, but when the shop foreman tells you that "All BMWs no longer have a gauge" like you are a moron or something...and then the manual shows one, and it turns out some BMWs do, in fact, have the gauge, you kind of get annoyed....
Yeah I get ya. They are not that bright sometimes. When I ordered my X5, I was told by everyone in the dealership that ALL X5's come with bluetooth standard. I had to point it out to them by walking them to a stripped down 35d and asking them to turn on the bluetooth for me.:)
 
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