In Reply to: Quick Survey - Warm Up posted by AMRED on October 05, 1999 at 12:07:41:
: What's the best/safest warm up procedure from a cold start on the E36 M3 - anyone had luck with aftermarket oil temp guages ?
Start up. Leave it alone for a minute or so to ensure you have oil pressure. Drive but keep it below 4K until the temp gauge is in the middle. Those with an oil temp gauge have said the oil temp takes somewhat longer to reach operating temp than the factory temp gauge would suggest. Going by the exact oil temp here rather than block temp or water temp is clearly the gold standard.