Thread: Engine Fault
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      03-06-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Dr_zito View Post
Hi all, guess there is no "one cause" for this.
It just happened to me and I almost sh-t in my pants.
It happened while driving on a highway at 80 km/h! I had started the drive after 1 week of not using the car, 15 minutes after starting the car, and strangely, the oil temperature was still in the "very cold" area.
I didnīt do anything, and once the oil temp went to normal (I think between 70 and 120°C), it dissapeared...
Since the official BMW service here in Argentina is crap, my idea was not to take it unless I saw this a second time.

Yes I agree: Don't take it untill you see it second time. It is highly likely that they will confuse you more or try to get advantage of the occasion by inventing something.

However, if it happens second time just take it there right away since this is quite weird what you described, was the car parked out all that week and was it considerably cold etc.?
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