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Old 02-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by 328iInt.o View Post
Great research.

I never knew our oil stayed so mild even at 3c. What's worse is BMW throughout 7 years of producing the e46 only put some foam around the ccv to 'prevent' it from freezing.

I like the cardboArd idea and will do so. happy our winter is mild so far.
Yea, 325's seem to be massively overcooled, especially in the winter. Plus with 6.5L of oil, it takes a while to heat up, especially cruising on the highway with low load and cold air blowing through the rad/engine bay.

2002 E46 325ci // 5spd // ISC N1 Coilovers
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