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      09-02-2019, 10:45 PM   #23
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Like everyone else said, no need to wait at all. Simply start the car and drive off. In fact, if you read the owners manual it specifically states that you should not allow the car to sit and "warm up".
But why read the "official" source when you can get random opinions and anecdotal advice from random strangers on the Internet who apparently don't know any more than you do?
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      09-02-2019, 10:52 PM   #24
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Like everyone else said, no need to wait at all. Simply start the car and drive off. In fact, if you read the owners manual it specifically states that you should not allow the car to sit and "warm up".
But why read the "official" source when you can get random opinions and anecdotal advice from random strangers on the Internet who apparently don't know any more than you do?
I just can't imagine starting my car and sitting there for minutes on end for no reason. I got places to go lol
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It's my first bmw as wanted to make sure from all the rod failure due to oil not lubricating when startup and go. Better to be safe than sorry. I don't need To Break My Wallet if possible.
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I go out to the garage, get in to start it, get out and sit on the steps and put my shoes on since the shoe rack is by the door in the garage (asian thing:roll eyes
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It's my first bmw as wanted to make sure from all the rod failure due to oil not lubricating when startup and go. Better to be safe than sorry. I don't need To Break My Wallet if possible.
There is no shame in erring on the side of safety. Enjoy your new ride!
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So I've been doing this wrong all along? I always let cars warm up, when I need to go right away I let it do it's terrible belching (Cold start/ MPE) for a second and keep the RPMs low until it warms up, no boost, it's a horrible sounding car but I love everything else about it
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You need to wait precisely 12.375 seconds. Waiting any longer will result in the engine exploding. Not waiting exactly 12.375 seconds will result in the engine exploding!

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Incorrect, due to the Inverse Law of Utility and Lethality not waiting exactly 12.375 seconds will result in the engine imploding. Page 393 of the owner's manual.
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So I've been doing this wrong all along? I always let cars warm up, when I need to go right away I let it do it's terrible belching (Cold start/ MPE) for a second and keep the RPMs low until it warms up, no boost, it's a horrible sounding car but I love everything else about it
Yeah, idling for that long at start up is bad for any engine, at least what was told to me as a youth.

Only time to take bout 2-3 mins is if it's brutally cold outside.
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I would say, like most others, let the idle drop down from the initial cold start and be on your way.
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It's my first bmw as wanted to make sure from all the rod failure due to oil not lubricating when startup and go. Better to be safe than sorry. I don't need To Break My Wallet if possible.
You are either thinking about the previous generation M3 or have received some incorrect information. I dont think there has been a single instance reported of rod bearing failure on the s55 engine.

And even for the prior gen cars, it was still best to start and drive off immediately (keeping revs and throttle inputs benign of course) rather than simply letting it idle.
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There is no shame in erring on the side of safety. Enjoy your new ride!
Actually yes there is. The extra fuel that the ecu dumps when the car is cold can actually wear down cylinder liners prematurely.

Start the car and go immediately.
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Ah shit, here we go again
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I drive without waiting at all. The car will warm itself up, just don't voice off the rev limiter until it's warm.
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My M4 takes forever to get to temp per the gauge, usually 10-15 minutes. The yellow rpm box starts at 6500 and moves to 7000 in about five minutes. Which one means car is ready to run full speed ahead??
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My M4 takes forever to get to temp per the gauge, usually 10-15 minutes. The yellow rpm box starts at 6500 and moves to 7000 in about five minutes. Which one means car is ready to run full speed ahead??
Once oil temp hits 180, I let it rip
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I usually wait ~30-60 seconds, and take it easy and gradually get on it harder as it gets up to temp. In cold weather I will let any car warm up idling for 1 to
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yeah, this is insane. zero need for that.

also, don't let the car warmth clean your windows - get a scraper. otherwise you are just wasting gas.
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You are either thinking about the previous generation M3 or have received some incorrect information. I dont think there has been a single instance reported of rod bearing failure on the s55 engine.

And even for the prior gen cars, it was still best to start and drive off immediately (keeping revs and throttle inputs benign of course) rather than simply letting it idle.
^This, where are they getting that info from in regards to the S55?
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I wait until the wastegates close and the exhaust quiets down - roughly 2 minutes or so.
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I wait until the wastegates close and the exhaust quiets down - roughly 2 minutes or so.
Two minutes? Mine, with the MPE, takes maybe 30 seconds, and I've timed it. It's just that it seems like minutes. To my neighbors it must seem like eternity...
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Two minutes? Mine, with the MPE, takes maybe 30 seconds, and I've timed it. It's just that it seems like minutes. To my neighbors it must seem like eternity...
hahaha same here, I work early, my neighbours must hate me
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hahaha same here, I work early, my neighbours must hate me
My neighbors across the street have a 330i, an X3, and the daughter has a Mini. We have the M4 with MPE, an M3 Competition Pack, and a Z4 M Roadster with a Stromung exhaust. We were discussing how loud my exhaust was one day (he's never complained) and I asked him if any of the other neighbors have said anything. (we're on a short cul-de-sac with only 10 homes, so most of us are pretty tight.)

He said that someone, who he declined to name, said to him "I can't believe they spent $100,000 on those cars and they sound like that!" I corrected him and said that we didn't pay anywhere near "$100,000" for either car. My wife's M3 is Individual San Marino Blue with Individual Polar Blue contrasting stitching.

I also learned that there are other neighbors, down the block and around the corner, on the intersection street, that know all about our "loud" BMWs.
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