How to treat engine well?

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How to treat engine well?

Post by Bing » Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 pm

I wouldn’t rev any car from cold, doesn’t make sense to me - cold oil, not flowing properly round the engine yet so not lubricating it = increased wear on metallic components. However I’m not a mechanic.

On my M I follow pretty much what R60BBA says above, though not the details of rev more, then more, then max, nor the cool down. I try not to go over 2k revs until it’s at 75 degrees or so, which makes for a very pedestrian first 5 miles :lol: Takes about 10 miles for my oil to get up to operating temp, or 15/20mins.

As the car has barely moved for 9 weeks because of the ‘rona, and because it needed a new O2 sensor which was replaced today, I shall be going for an Italian tune up tomorrow :driving:
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How to treat engine well?

Post by buzyg » Fri May 22, 2020 11:45 pm

Bing wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:37 pm
I shall be going for an Italian tune up tomorrow :driving:
Enjoy :driving: :thumbsup:
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