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      12-10-2012, 08:07 AM   #23
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I would just skate to work
I don't think that would be a good idea, I would probably end up on the show "ridiculousness"...
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      12-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #24
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Drive it farther once a week or so imho. You want the oil to hit 200+ degrees to boil the water out. Just my 2 cents.
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      12-10-2012, 12:50 PM   #25
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Drive it farther once a week or so imho. You want the oil to hit 200+ degrees to boil the water out. Just my 2 cents.
I will definitely drive the car or at least try as I have another car I usually use on the weekend,
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      12-10-2012, 02:26 PM   #26
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My commute is 5 blocks ... I drive.

It to cover the off chance that I have to go somewhere else for a meeting.
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      12-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #27
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My commute is 5 blocks ... I drive.

It to cover the off chance that I have to go somewhere else for a meeting.
Yea, that's another problem, I might have to drive once in a whole instead of biking but this is a different problem, will save 100 miles altogether on daily commute so I can't complain.
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      12-10-2012, 04:06 PM   #28
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Walk?????
Give the car a real drive and warmup once or twice a week.
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      12-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #29
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I drove 1 mile to work in my 2007 335i. Every few days I would make sure I took a longer drive to give the battery some help, as well as make sure the car completely warmed up to keep moisture out of the oil.

You will be fine if you let it warm up every few days and drive it. Maybe get a battery tender? I never needed one though.
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      12-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #30
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i read this thread and the thread that the guy above me posted and want to clarify an issue...

So I know it isn't good to run the car hard before it has time to properly warm up on its own, but what is the issue with idling until it warms up and then you are on your way. Why would idling until its warm be any different than driving conservatively until its warm? Is it the moderate air flow from normal driving that helps this or would it be acceptable to idle for awhile to warm up if the majority of your drives aren't long enough to reach 160-170F oil temps.

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When you start driving you will heat the cats faster since you will hit 2.5k rpm
Thus they will achieve temp faster since the oil is getting warmer faster.
When idle at 700.800 it takes much longer to heat the oil and also protect the engine less. If this makes any sense.

I used to have a car starter in one of my other cars for my wife, she would let it idle for 10 min every morning. Two years later she said the car feels weird,slow.
Checked it out, finally replaced the cats and bang back to normal. Starter was removed lol.
However one good thing to note we did a compression test on the block and it was fantastic, so

I just start my car an two minutes later begin driving easy till its, boost ready, lol
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      12-11-2012, 12:33 PM   #31
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One and a half miles? Why not just walk?
Only in red state America...anywhere else in the world a 1.5 mile walk is a no brainer.
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      12-11-2012, 08:42 PM   #32
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I also have a 2 mile drive to my office, but somehow have managed to put 10,000 miles on my car in just 5 months 0_0
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Lucky for you I am a lazy human and drove my modded 335i everyday to work which was .7 miles away from home. Tested and proven will be all good. Like all others said too take it out and about when Ya can but never had any issues.
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      12-12-2012, 10:04 PM   #34
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I drive a mile to school and back every day but I balance it out with a 9 mile blast to the gym a couple times a week.
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