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Old 08-18-2011, 08:14 PM   #6
14 Years with the E30
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O2 sensor does next to nothing on long highway trips. I know this because I ran no o2 sensor for years and still had great gas mileage in my old 325e.

In town having no O2 sensor, or a malfunctioning one wastes more gas.

I'd say have the emissions tested, this should point out a problem if there is one with the engine/fuel-air mix.

On another note, when you stop driving, quickly walk around the car touching all the rims. If one rim seems hotter than the others you could have a siezed caliper. Also a dragging parking brake can cause some drag. I would also check your tire pressures.

Performance one step at a time.

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