Thread: 328xi abuse?
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      01-30-2013, 04:36 PM   #15
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Drives: 09 328i SP
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NJ

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Originally Posted by Delta0311 View Post
Ok that's just retarded. Start the car and let the RPMS settle at around 600 and then drive off, this takes about a minute or 2 depending on temp. Then just let the car shift at around 3-4k RPMs for the first few miles. After that you can start to play around.

Idling your engine for 10min is just freaking stupid and bad for the car. Redlining after driving for like 2min is also a bad idea.
I am not concerned with letting the engine idle for few minutes in winter months. I spend a lot of time driving in bumper to bumper traffic anyways. Besides it takes forever for the interior to warm up when it is cold out and when I have my daughter in the car I don't want her to be cold. I was more concerned with redlining the engine after driving for about 2 miles.