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      09-21-2012, 11:48 PM   #12
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Drives: '98 M3, '10 128i
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Maryland

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Originally Posted by andrey_gta View Post
Any indication on time? People say until the oil level gauge shows up.

Off topic: How does the 128i compare to your past 98 m3?
I was behind a 4 door Yellow e36 m3 the other day, made me wonder.
I still own the M3, the 1 is my wife's car. I haven't got to push her car yet but I get a sense of a shorter wheelbase, even though the M3 is shorter in comparison. It probably has something to do with whatever steering assist it has. The 1 rides a lot harsher too with the sports package. I think it's mostly from the run flats though. My wife tries to keep me away from the car as much as possible. One thing for sure is the M3 has a lost more room than the 1, specifically the trunk.

Originally Posted by tuco44 View Post
It is oil temp, so 10 miles or 10-15 mins is not unreasonable, and it depends a bit on outside temps.

It is better to warm up an engine under gentle driving than idling. This is not new nor limited to BMWs.
New to me. I guess I never thought to research the subject before.