Originally Posted by DUI Elite
All the hero's defending the manual can go ahead and do just that. Theyre ignoring common sense. Viscosity changes at lower temps so letting it warm for a min isnt harming anything.
Idling for 15 min could though because it makes you run LEAN.
At any rate, avoid heavy acceleration or 3000+rpm until at operating temps.
You dont need the oil temp gauge to see if youre at operating temp. The digital oil level check in the onboard computer or idrive only gives you a reading when at operating temps. Otherwise it gives you a spinning "loading" icon.
Do you understand the meaning of multi-viscosity oil? And synthetic oil as used in our cars is even better at this. Of course it does no harm to wait but all you are doing is wasting fuel.