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Old 02-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #1
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Question '94 E36 Fuel economy

Hello Everyone:

I just bought my '94 BMW 325i a few months ago, and I was just wondering if 15L/100km in cities for this car is normal...? I know its a 6 cylinder but its still a small car. I feed it Premium gas, but is it worth it for an old car like this?

What is the fuel economy like on a 318i from similar year? I am thinking of switching to a 4 cylinder perhaps whenever i get a chance.

Please share your opinons

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Old 02-05-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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I had a 96 318(now a 2004 325i) with the four banger I would get over 730Km+ on the pure highway before the fuel light would come on, but overall city/highway winter would be in 500-600. And this isn't pushing it.


Not sure about the e36, but on the e46 325i right now I'm averaging about 10.2L/100 Mostly highway/city(90%/10%)
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:44 PM   #3
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Hello Everyone:

I just bought my '94 BMW 325i a few months ago, and I was just wondering if 15L/100km in cities for this car is normal...? I know its a 6 cylinder but its still a small car. I feed it Premium gas, but is it worth it for an old car like this?

What is the fuel economy like on a 318i from similar year? I am thinking of switching to a 4 cylinder perhaps whenever i get a chance.

Please share your opinons

Thanks
15l/100km is a bit too much - time for the fuel filter and spark plugs
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:44 PM   #4
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my e30 318i averages 7L/100km

6 if i drive the speed limit
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:24 PM   #5
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Question fuel filter and plugs

But i just had my plugs changed 2 months ago, could it be anything else thats causing the problem?

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15l/100km is a bit too much - time for the fuel filter and spark plugs
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:42 PM   #6
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #7
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My 318 gets about 1000km pure highway on cruise control at speed limit.

Time for a tune up?
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:31 PM   #8
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im having similar issues. how hard is the fuel filter to do on these things>? and how pricey. ive gotta do plugs too!
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:38 PM   #9
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I can stretch my e36 to 700 if im not driving like an ass, partial ass driving with mix city highway i get 550 to 600km per tank. 5 spd 325, oh and tg07lq fuel filter and plugs are easy to do. if you have basic mech skills your good to go
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Old 02-07-2010, 11:13 PM   #10
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definatly got the basic mech, at least on other stuff, never toyed with a bmw and havent had to touch mine. is the fuel filter pricey or can i get one cheap like my pickup? also not sure which plugs to run. dont need anything fancy just an m50 325 daily with some fun here and there
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Old 02-08-2010, 01:02 AM   #11
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I have a 318is, and get about 700L/100KM Hwy roughly, and thats doing about 15-20Km over the limit. I dont know about city mileage as I am on the highway a lot.

Your car is getting up there in age, so it would be a good idea to put 91 octane in.
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