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Old 09-07-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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e39 530i owners, please post your gas milage here

I am getting the bug and will jump ship.
Looking at 01 530i auto with 80K.
Let me know what is your gas milage. Auto or 5spd.
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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My wife drives one, strictly city about 15min one way to work in stop and go traffic. She averages about 13.5L/100km with a heavy right foot (also an auto). On lhighway trips we've had it as low as 8.0L/100km.
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Thanks Marek. What year is yours? Any issues I should be aware of?
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Old 09-08-2010, 07:47 AM   #4
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It's a 2003. No real issues to speak of aside from leaking power steering lines (the ones going from the reservoir to the pump and cooler), and a leaking valve cover gasket and I had to replace the ignition switch. It's just starting to have pixels die on the MID, but other than that it's been great and my wife loves it.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:10 AM   #5
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I have a 2001 530i auto. 13.5 in winter(almost all city). I am down to 12.0 right now, because of cottage commutes. I will be changing spark plugs soon and am trying to find an indy in Oshawa to do the Vanos . I hope that will help with the mileage.

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Old 09-10-2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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2003 530i 5spd manual, sport, 171,000km. According to the on board computer I'm getting 10.5l/100km. I do about 30km highway commute per day and the rest city driving.

i did my vanos seals last month and gas mileage went up from 10.3 to 10.5. Car had more power under 3k rpm so no worries, it was a slouch before till it hit 3k rpm
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:11 AM   #7
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gay question. if you have to focus on fuel consumption, you can't afford it. wait until you have to replace rear window regulators etc.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:48 AM   #8
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About 13L/100Km, city driving, manual.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:33 AM   #9
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5 Liter- V8 oh, wrong post my bad!! Just a note having your tires approx, 2 to 5 psi low can cost you an extra 10% increase fuel cost....
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:58 PM   #10
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It's a 2003. No real issues to speak of aside from leaking power steering lines (the ones going from the reservoir to the pump and cooler),..other than that it's been great and my wife loves it.
The compression bands on both the hoses to the reservoir loose their effectiveness over time, you can replace them in 10 minutes with out spilling a drop of fluid. Use a small flat head screw driver to pry the end(s) loose, peel them off and replace them with standard hose clamps.

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I have a 2001 530i auto. 13.5 in winter(almost all city). I am down to 12.0 right now, because of cottage commutes. I will be changing spark plugs soon and am trying to find an indy in Oshawa to do the Vanos . I hope that will help with the mileage.
Bill, those don't sound too far off the milage I get with my 540.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:33 PM   #11
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9.5 l/100km all year around with 50-50% highway/city. The foot is not heavy...
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