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Old 03-17-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Gasoline for 2004 320i

I got a rental car 2004 320i while my other car is fixing in the body shop, can I just pump the lowest grade (yellow from shell, for ex.) when I return the car? Will it damage the engine?
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Old 03-17-2006, 03:54 PM   #2
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I got a rental car 2004 320i while my other car is fixing in the body shop, can I just pump the lowest grade (yellow from shell, for ex.) when I return the car? Will it damage the engine?
No, but the car will run like crap (to protect itself)
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Old 03-17-2006, 04:14 PM   #3
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So, I have to put in the medium grade in order not to get any troubles from the rental company, right?
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Old 03-18-2006, 12:46 AM   #4
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^ it all depends if you're nice or not lol

it's like saying if i should return the DVD i rented from blockbuster scratched or not.
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Old 03-18-2006, 04:33 AM   #5
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they probebly dont put higher than 89 anyways ...
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:52 PM   #6
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The rental comapny told me to put the "regular" only. However, in the gas cap door, it states 91 only but I put the medium last night. The gas is expensive this week.
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Old 03-18-2006, 05:50 PM   #7
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It's 91 minimum to produce the advertised power and fuel economy figures.

Just to give you the bad news, you could actually be spending more money putting in cheap gas. The car will burn more gas as a result of the retarded ignition timing.
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Old 03-18-2006, 06:01 PM   #8
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The E46's can take any gas, cause they have sensors that retard the timing and all that according to the fuel!
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Old 03-19-2006, 01:08 AM   #9
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The rental car that I took over had the regular (yellow) gas. It looks like it can run at least 400-450 km before filling it up.

Anyway, the biggest concern is whether I can fill in the regular gas. I have to fill it up before I return to the rental company.
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:05 AM   #10
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who gives a shit, gas is gas, if its not your car put 64 in if you can find it
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Old 03-19-2006, 02:28 AM   #11
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The rental comapny told me to put the "regular" only. However, in the gas cap door, it states 91 only but I put the medium last night. The gas is expensive this week.
if you worry about a couple extra bucks to fill your tank than you shouldnt drive
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:58 AM   #12
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but it's not HIS tank.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:44 PM   #13
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than why so worried about it?
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Old 03-25-2006, 01:09 AM   #14
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I just put the regular when I returned the car yesterday. That's it, end of story! The reason that I was asking because I did not want the car idle when I travelled between the gas station and the rental car company. The car itself has the fuel ignition knock sensor, it only hurts the engine if it continues filling the regular gas.
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