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Old 06-05-2008, 03:09 PM   #16
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I've managed to get 700+km with gas to spare. But it's not easy. Well it really is, but it goes against my normal driving habits. I like to feel my ass getting sucked into the my seat, so shifting at anywhere from 5k-7k is normal driving.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:46 PM   #17
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although your tank is 64L its not advised to run it empty, iv heard that our fuel pumps dont like it when the tank is empty. Mine failed recently actually.

When my empty light goes on i still have about 10L left so thats when i usually fill up
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:22 PM   #18
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although your tank is 64L its not advised to run it empty, iv heard that our fuel pumps dont like it when the tank is empty. Mine failed recently actually.

When my empty light goes on i still have about 10L left so thats when i usually fill up
I've learned the hard way about this. But I'm still guilty of letting run down. It's really bad for you pump thought. The pump has to work harder and it's not getting properly cooled because it's not submerged in gas.
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:25 PM   #19
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I believe Mystikal (Jay) our board expert lol said it's not really that bad for the pump. I always go down to empty and usually fill up 30L I should probably put gas in from when the light comes on from now on just to be safe.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:22 PM   #20
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Your tank is 64L... You might not have been driving it close to empty?
Is it? I thought I read in my owners manual that it's 55L.. I guess i'll have to double check. everytime i fill up i swear it's close to there as well...

Guess I'm really not driving the shit outta the tank.. I should let it run dry and then fill up
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:22 PM   #21
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i get about 400-460kms out of a tank but i think its due to my diff (3.91LSD)
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:47 PM   #22
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nice milage!!

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I did 650km on a full tank of gas in my 328is. Damn Jay! 462 is like what a viper should get on a full tank lol.
lol, well you know, i never said the motor was original 328i, i just might have a 10cylinder under the hood
man 650km! wtf im getting robbed big time here!!! basterd car! time for a suzuki swift transplant into the vert!
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:50 PM   #23
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ok just calculated:
703.4 km from 58.7L
thats 8.345 L/100km
I'd say about 75% highway driving at 120 km/h average. Just put in new spark plugs, and replaced one ignition coil that I suspected was bad.

I calculated this by going to a gas station (Esso), filling up on the recommended grade (89 octane), resetting the trip monitor and driving the car like I do every day. Then when I ran low, I went to the exact same gas station, exact same pump, and pumped to the exact same amount as best I could get it (until the first click to indicate a full tank). Then I simply read my reciept to see how much gas I pumped, which should be close to how much I used up. Using this volume, and the trip monitor, I calculated the above.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #24
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ok just calculated:
703.4 km from 58.7L
thats 8.345 L/100km
I'd say about 75% highway driving at 120 km/h average. Just put in new spark plugs, and replaced one ignition coil that I suspected was bad.

I calculated this by going to a gas station (Esso), filling up on the recommended grade (89 octane), resetting the trip monitor and driving the car like I do every day. Then when I ran low, I went to the exact same gas station, exact same pump, and pumped to the exact same amount as best I could get it (until the first click to indicate a full tank). Then I simply read my reciept to see how much gas I pumped, which should be close to how much I used up. Using this volume, and the trip monitor, I calculated the above.
Nice! You beat me unless you have a 318
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:21 PM   #25
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I've managed to get 700+km with gas to spare. But it's not easy. Well it really is, but it goes against my normal driving habits. I like to feel my ass getting sucked into the my seat, so shifting at anywhere from 5k-7k is normal driving.
hey what kind of mileage did you get on the first cruise of 08... i rem you passing me going up a hill i was in my e30 had it floored i was doing 185ish and you flewpast me like a rocket? rem that?? i was like **** that car is fast lol what kind of distance did you get on that tank? 400? LOL
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Nice! You beat me unless you have a 318
nope....'95 325i here
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i would also suggest members to fill up @ Shell cause they have better gas in my opinion. reason for my conclusion : ass dyno + increased mileage when switching from petro
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:13 AM   #28
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Around 7.6L/100km was my best in the M3. Long road trip covered most of it, doing 80-100km/h the whole time. Yes, that's over 800km on a tank.

As for my regular average, it's usually dead-on 10L/100km on a tank.

I'd slaughter you guys with a little 2.5L.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:28 AM   #29
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hey what kind of mileage did you get on the first cruise of 08... i rem you passing me going up a hill i was in my e30 had it floored i was doing 185ish and you flewpast me like a rocket? rem that?? i was like **** that car is fast lol what kind of distance did you get on that tank? 400? LOL
LOL, yes I do remember that. My girl was bugging me to overtake you and catch up to the lead pack lol. I filled up the day before the cruise and by the time the cruise was done I put about 460k on that tank. I had just little under 15L in my tank on the way home.

lol i didn't know you were flooring it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 12:42 PM   #30
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so far I am around 460kms about a needle width over the E light from coming on.. I had to fill up using Esso 91. Hate that shit gas.. im usually running Sunoco 89, maybe next tank i will try Shell 91?

will let you know how its been so far.. keep in mine my highway is cruise control doing 110kms..
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