Should you warm up a 2003 BMW 330xi first before driving? I've thought that it should be warmed up enough for the idle to come down from 1000 to about 800 rpms.

Asked by Nov 22, 2014 at 12:57 PM about the 2003 BMW 3 Series 330xi Sedan AWD

Question type: General

2 Answers

293,245

Like any other vehicle, once you have adequate oil pressure. I usually start the car , get the radio set, seatbelt on, etc. Then pull away within 30sec to a min. No need to idle too long, wastes fuel.

1 people found this helpful.
27,975

If the outside temps get extremly low which that doesnt happen here much in Florida, but I usually will let the car warm up and let oil temp and pressure come before putting a load on the engine and trans. I personally dont think a few minutes of idleing the car is going to waste any noticable amount of fuel.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,850
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,790
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
423 Great Deals out of 16,658 listings starting at $2,000
Used BMW M3
22 Great Deals out of 1,494 listings starting at $5,995
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
688 Great Deals out of 26,456 listings starting at $1,750
Used Audi A4
215 Great Deals out of 10,979 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Mustang
260 Great Deals out of 37,873 listings starting at $1,350
Used Honda Accord
566 Great Deals out of 103,985 listings starting at $950
Used BMW 7 Series
110 Great Deals out of 4,749 listings starting at $2,399
Used Chevrolet Camaro
233 Great Deals out of 27,354 listings starting at $2,077
Used BMW 6 Series
57 Great Deals out of 2,612 listings starting at $5,999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
441 Great Deals out of 19,943 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW X5
306 Great Deals out of 18,635 listings starting at $2,799
Used BMW 1 Series
28 Great Deals out of 882 listings starting at $4,991
Used BMW X3
175 Great Deals out of 12,226 listings starting at $2,650

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 3 Series For Sale
80 Great Deals out of 8,436 listings starting at $26,276
2017 BMW 3 Series For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,916 listings starting at $22,876
2016 BMW 3 Series For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 938 listings starting at $15,498
2015 BMW 3 Series For Sale
211 Great Deals out of 5,171 listings starting at $11,995
2014 BMW 3 Series For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 2,025 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.