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post #1 of 21 Old 20th March 2001, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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Post Servey: Will you let yourself being tempt to race when the engine is cold?

I mean survey!

Altough i`m not an M5 owner, i would like to know if you guys and gals could resist a race!

Just 5min. underway from pulling out off the driveway and this SLK shows up next to me.So i let him make the move and he did, so i puncht it. in 2nd dust him. it was a 200, you never know around here (europe).If it was a 230 k it would have bin interesting.
It doesn`t matter to me if i win or loose,
i`m always in for a race, if it`s save.

After i arrived at work i feel guilty not only for speeding but for the harm if have done to the engine.

I have a 528

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post #2 of 21 Old 20th March 2001, 10:53 AM
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I ALWAYS wait for my lights to go out before exeeding 3k.
More of a habit with me, I've just always waited for the oil to warm up in every car I've had

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NO- never. Even when the lights go down- I wait for the engine temp to be in the middle- nice and happy, then I let the fun begin!

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I always waith for the engine to get warm before pushing it real hard. As the lights go out I push it harder and harder but before really pushing it I wait for the oil temp to raise too.

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Not a chance!!

Even in my other two vehicles, I make it a habit to let the engines warm up before even taking off. I gave my wife a real hard time the other day for starting our 2000 Honda Accord V6 and immediately backing out and taking off! Man, was she surprised that I noticed and cared about it. After my dissertation on why she should never do this again, she agreed to be nicer to her car in the future.

There is absolutely nothing worse (except maybe running with no oil or water?? ) than rev'ing up a motor before the oil temp, oil pressure, and water temps are all at normal operating conditions!

Be nice to the BEAST and let it warm properly before putting your foot in the throttle! Of course, then the real fun begins! :

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I learned a long time ago not to give my wife a speech about anything...there are too many other areas where I deserve to receive the speech
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I am often tempted, but never succumb to running the engine hard until the oil temp is up.

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Actually, I read long ago somewhere (and it makes sense), that you should drive the car right after startup (unless you're in the Northeast during winter, of course), and that it's actually better to do so than just sitting there letting it idle for 5 minutes. "They" say that by driving it easily right away you actually get the engine and tranny up to temp faster and thus decrease wear on the drivetrain. Especially the tranny, because just idling it stays cold until you start driving. But I never push the motor AT ALL until engine and oil temp are nice and toasty.

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No way, and I love the variable-redline lights, it provides a very clear indication of when your oil is "ready".

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