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Default BMW N55 Basic Maintenance Question - 07-31-2020, 08:33 AM

I have a 2012 BMW 135i, manual transmission. Where I am from, the weather is getting cold. This is my first turbo vehicle, and my factory warranty will be expiring next few months. I am figuring out some stuff....

Starting a vehicle, do I need to warm up my turbo before I take off? Sometimes I am in a rush, so I turn my car on and then take off maybe 10-15 secs later. The manual says that I shouldn't wait and just go take off. I also drive very low rpms about 1 to 1,300 rpm during this stage till my engine warms up before I push it harder, or the oil guage goes to the middle range before I would push it.

Do I need to let my turbo cool off before I turn off my vehicle? I don't drive my car hard, and I know these are watercooled turbo engines. I know the subaru turbo's you should have a turbo-timer and have a cigarette before turning it off, etc. How about BMW N55? Can I just turbo it off right away?

Oil changes, dumb questions, I drove my car for approx. 4-5,000 km since last oil change, how often should I change the engine oil? Is there also turbo oil or just engine oil? I guess, I can look up my manual for this. https://nox.tips/ https://xender.vip https://testmyspeed.onl

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Default 07-31-2020, 09:04 AM

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I have a 2012 BMW 135i, manual transmission. Where I am from, the weather is getting cold. This is my first turbo vehicle, and my factory warranty will be expiring next few months. I am figuring out some stuff....

Starting a vehicle, do I need to warm up my turbo before I take off? Sometimes I am in a rush, so I turn my car on and then take off maybe 10-15 secs later. The manual says that I shouldn't wait and just go take off. I also drive very low rpms about 1 to 1,300 rpm during this stage till my engine warms up before I push it harder, or the oil guage goes to the middle range before I would push it.

Do I need to let my turbo cool off before I turn off my vehicle? I don't drive my car hard, and I know these are watercooled turbo engines. I know the subaru turbo's you should have a turbo-timer and have a cigarette before turning it off, etc. How about BMW N55? Can I just turbo it off right away?

Oil changes, dumb questions, I drove my car for approx. 4-5,000 km since last oil change, how often should I change the engine oil? Is there also turbo oil or just engine oil? I guess, I can look up my manual for this.
Listen to the manual regarding warm up. There is a turbo timer if things are really hot, so no need to let it sit before turning it off. I do oil changes every 5K miles. Turbo oil system is connected to the engine oil system.


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Default 08-12-2020, 06:14 AM

I'm in Wisconsin, in winter I try to warm my car for 5 min before taking off and then don't push it hard as the engine continues to warm to operating temp. There are days when I can't warm it for 5 min so I wait for the rpm to fall to normal and then i will drive but I accelerate slower than normal to allow the engine temp to come up. That's just me though.


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I'm in Wisconsin, in winter I try to warm my car for 5 min before taking off and then don't push it hard as the engine continues to warm to operating temp. There are days when I can't warm it for 5 min so I wait for the rpm to fall to normal and then i will drive but I accelerate slower than normal to allow the engine temp to come up. That's just me though.
I'm in Wisconsin as well! Milwaukee for me. Where are you located?


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I'm in Wisconsin as well! Milwaukee for me. Where are you located?
Hey! I'm up in Appleton area. Nice to meet you!


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