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Old November 7th, 2019, 13:01   #16
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I knew a guy who would warm up his older 5 series bmw with the pedal to the floor. It warmed up fast, but he only got two winters out of it.
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Old November 7th, 2019, 15:57   #17
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Isn't that the expected life cycle of an E60?
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Old November 7th, 2019, 16:24   #18
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Isn't that the expected life cycle of an E60?
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Old November 7th, 2019, 17:51   #19
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START the engine and drive right away.
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Old November 7th, 2019, 18:27   #20
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Thanks for all the replies. I guess I've been doing things wrong all this time! Time to change how I do things.
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Old November 7th, 2019, 18:47   #21
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These cars really aren't that much different from gassers. Besides not letting them idle to warm up, you can treat them like any other engine.
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Old November 7th, 2019, 19:10   #22
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These cars really aren't that much different from gassers. Besides not letting them idle to warm up, you can treat them like any other engine.



Yes - with the correct oil in them, the oil will be everywhere it needs to be within 15 seconds (even at -40). Idle long enough to get most of the roughness out and all cylinders firing and go....
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Old November 7th, 2019, 19:48   #23
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2 things
it will not warm up if you dont drive it and the turbo wears MORE at idle than when operating at pressure, has to do with how it sits against the journal bearing.

all you need to know is that you want to change the oil before it starts getting cold. keep up with it, 10K miles between oil changes, 6K if its that cold still but its probably unnecessary.

Start it up and drive it after you get your seatbelt on and adjust the mirrors.
dont bother with babying it at all, just don't drive it hard until warm. Drive normally.
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Old November 8th, 2019, 10:43   #24
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all you need to know is that you want to change the oil before it starts getting cold. keep up with it, 10K miles between oil changes, 6K if its that cold still but its probably unnecessary.

Start it up and drive it after you get your seatbelt on and adjust the mirrors.
dont bother with babying it at all, just don't drive it hard until warm.
1. are you saying to put in fresh oil before winter, or different oil before winter? is old oil in the cold harder than fresh oil in the cold?

2. why are you guys needing to adjust your mirrors every time you get in the vehicle?? I adjusted my mirrors once in 2016 when I bought the car and havnt touched em since....
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1. are you saying to put in fresh oil before winter, or different oil before winter? is old oil in the cold harder than fresh oil in the cold?

2. why are you guys needing to adjust your mirrors every time you get in the vehicle?? I adjusted my mirrors once in 2016 when I bought the car and havnt touched em since....
lol I adjust my mirrors at every red light, gotta keep them optimally aimed /s

Fresh oil will flow faster / better when its new than when its soot loaded so yeah same oil just fresh oil before winter is the best case scenario.
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Old November 8th, 2019, 10:54   #26
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hmm, interesting. I didnt know that. im about 60-70% due for an oil change and its going to start getting cold soon here. maybe ill dump it a bit early so I got fresh stuff for the winter.


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Old November 8th, 2019, 16:40   #27
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you guys must be the only drivers of said car. wife and i share our daily, mirrors get adjusted ALL THE TIME
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Old November 9th, 2019, 03:35   #28
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Without starting a new thread, about idling, I idle my car a lot. Is that hurting this little diesel? In hot weather, during lunch, often an hour straight, just sitting there.

I don't adjust the mirrors much.
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Old November 9th, 2019, 05:55   #29
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Just sitting and idling is not great for the TDI.
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Old November 9th, 2019, 06:01   #30
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Just sitting and idling is not great for the TDI.


I donít see any evidence idling hurts Tdiís.
I usually get to work an hour and half early to beat traffic, so that means I idle until itís time to start my shift, weather it running AC or heater . Iíve been doing itís for years and Other than hurting the O-Zone maybe,I donít see the problem.


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