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Old 04-22-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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My gas usage the past few months.

I use a app on my iPhone called "Gas Cubby" to track my gas usage and thought I would share this with others on here.

I have a 2004 325i. With almost 97K on it.

On 2010-01-11 I installed a K&N filter to replace the standard BMW air-intake filter.

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L/100km	Date	Odometer	Filled Up	Cost/Liter	Liters	Total Cost	Gas Brand	Total Cost
0	4/19/2010	96,797	Full	$1.13 	58.501	$65.81 	Shell	$65.81 
9.7	4/12/2010	96,192	Full	$1.13 	54.63	$61.90 	Shell	$61.90 
10.5	4/5/2010	95,672	Full	$1.15 	53.632	$61.84 	Shell	$61.84 
9.2	4/1/2010	95,090	Full	$1.14 	53.042	$60.41 	Shell	$60.41 
10.4	3/27/2010	94,578	Full	$1.12 	57.293	$64.00 	Shell	$64.00 
10.1	3/23/2010	94,008	Full	$1.13 	58.325	$65.67 	Shell	$65.67 
9.7	3/15/2010	93,409	Full	$1.13 	55.423	$62.68 	Shell	$62.68 
10.2	3/10/2010	92,866	Full	$1.14 	59.358	$67.67 	Shell	$67.67 
10	3/1/2010	92,275	Full	$1.15 	58.077	$66.50 	Shell	$66.50 
10.1	2/22/2010	91,700	Full	$1.12 	53.654	$60.20 	Shell	$60.20 
10.3	2/22/2010	91,661	Partial	$1.12 	7.35	$8.25 	Esso	$8.25 
10.3	2/16/2010	91,108	Full	$1.08 	45.83	$49.59 	Shell	$49.59 
10.1	2/12/2010	90,655	Full	$1.08 	54.946	$59.56 	Shell	$59.56 
9.9	2/8/2010	90,101	Full	$1.08 	59.013	$63.62 	Shell	$63.62 
10.9	2/2/2010	89,564	Partial	$1.09 	29.543	$32.23 	Shell	$32.23 
10.9	1/30/2010	89,290	Full	$1.09 	57.96	$63.23 	Shell	$63.23 
10.3	1/23/2010	88,727	Full	$1.10 	55.731	$61.03 	Shell	$61.03 
10.2	1/17/2010	88,181	Full	$1.11 	59.732	$66.00 	Shell	$66.00 
10.6	1/11/2010	87,615	Full	$1.13 	59.114	$66.62 	Cdn tire	$66.62 
11.8	1/9/2010	87,497	Partial	$1.14 	13.202	$15.01 	Esso	$15.01 
11.8	1/4/2010	87,000	Full	$1.11 	57.619	$63.78 	Cdn tire	$63.78 
11.4	12/30/2009	86,494	Full	$1.10 	55.92	$61.51 	Shell	$61.51 
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:30 AM   #2
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with the intake u getting more or less kms ?
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Old 04-23-2010, 10:49 AM   #3
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I haven't had the car a Looong time, but did noticed that when the filter was replaced it gave me a good 1L per/100 off the bat. But based on the cars display I'm right now getting about 9.3L/100 on average and when refilling the taken I've had it say I can get about 733km on the tank. My driving is a mix of 60% highway and 40% city.
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Old 04-23-2010, 06:24 PM   #4
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Your on par with most E46's that are well taken care of; you may however want to reconsider the K&N, independent test show they don't filter very well and can contribute to premature MAF failures (oiled filters).
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however want to reconsider the K&N, independent test show they don't filter very well and can contribute to premature MAF failures (oiled filters).
The cautionary post that K&N put out was about people adding excessive amounts of oil to the filter gauze after the 1st cleaning.
A regular cleaning of your air intake system, including your mass air flow sensor can be done at a regular interval.
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The cautionary post that K&N put out was about people adding excessive amounts of oil to the filter gauze after the 1st cleaning.
A regular cleaning of your air intake system, including your mass air flow sensor can be done at a regular interval.
True (although not what I was referring to); but why make more work for yourself? MAF is a pretty sensitive and expensive component to risk unnecessary handling of.

What I was referring to was a few years ago an S.A.E lab tested the K&N filter median and determined that it was inferior to conventional non oiled filters (poorer filtration and air flow); the paper was never formally retracted but K&N's lawyers had it removed from SAE's online database and online publications (wish I had saved a copy of it).
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