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      12-27-2012, 06:40 PM   #23
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I've always thought that our cars heated up very quickly....
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      12-28-2012, 02:02 AM   #24
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Thanks guys. She's going to the stealership....
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      12-28-2012, 02:16 AM   #25
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Short answer- Yes.

The heater/blowers are weaker in my 335i than any other car I've owned. Luckily, I have heated seats that help a ton. The hottest settings are of course max air flow, max heat, recirculated flow only, only have the middle and lower vents on, and aim all of the vents directly at your stomach.

Also make sure the center adjustable switch from blue to red is fully on the RED side. Replacing your air conditioning filter will improve flow a bit too. You can also over-rev your car to heat it up a bit quicker.
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      12-28-2012, 02:22 AM   #26
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mine seems to heat up fine but this is my first winter with it and temps haven't gone below about 25 F yet so we'll see. Funny though I found out that both the thermostat and radiator on my car had been replaced under BMW extended warranty. Thinking that was a bit odd to be replacing the radiator on such a fairly new vehicle, I asked the stealership why that was and reading the notes they said that the previous owner had complained that the car took too long to warm up so they replaced both the t-stat and radiator! Well...why not since it was covered under warranty! Not sure if there was any validity to that or not.

What I have noticed, though, is that the car stay warm for a very long time after it's shut off. For example, with temp about freezing, I leave the car off and come back 2-3 hours later and within less than a minute after starting it back up it's blowing warm.
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      12-28-2012, 03:28 AM   #27
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No way. It heats up the fastest of any of the cars I've owned.
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+ heated seats and I am over-heating myself!
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      12-28-2012, 03:37 AM   #28
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dont know about heaters but haters big time
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      12-28-2012, 03:42 AM   #29
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      12-28-2012, 05:35 AM   #30
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Are you sure the little "red/blue" dial in between the center console vents is not in the blue position? When in "red" it gives maximum heat. When "blue" it give you some "fresh" air in your face while the feet and windows get maximum heat. Nice feature for long distance driving.

I've had temperatures around 0F without a problem. The closed cooling circuit would warm up quickly and the first luke warm air would start to flow after the first mile driven. Hot hot air (almost burning, but not really), will start after 8 miles.

Mind you that when in moist air (rain) the fan will run at higher speeds than when the humidity is low. Nice feature too! Helps to keep the windows from fogging up without having to use the A/C.
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      12-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #31
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      12-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #32
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I set it to Auto (around 21-C) and in the coldest of Canadian Winters I have zero issues. It gets nice and toasty.
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My car heats up surprisingly quick, after about 5 minutes driving to work I have to turn off the heat and crack the windows to cool down. That little dial under the middle vents is a cool feature too. Hope the A/C works that well in the summer.
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      12-30-2012, 04:08 PM   #34
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I've owned a Jeep Cherokee, Toyota Camry, and Ford Mustang, and my BMW gets warm faster than any of them ever did, by far. I remember the mustang wouldn't start getting warm until I was almost at work. The BMW blows warm within a couple of minutes and its almost burning hot within 5 minutes. Of course, I live in Texas so 30 degrees is bitter cold to me, so take that as you will hahaha
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      12-30-2012, 04:22 PM   #35
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I wonder what the E93 guys have to say? Would their heater be warmer than a normal e90/e92 since it's a convertible?

I know my S2000's heater is unbelievably hot. If you were to put your hand in front of the heater at full blast, it'll be uncomfortably warm.
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