Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - What is the average MPG of you 87 535 is
View Single Post
Old 05-30-2008, 06:59 AM
jimoreno jimoreno is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 488
Mein Auto: 2006 X3
I hope that you are not putting any premium gas. These engines are designed to run on regular 87 octane fuel. The only time that you might need higher octane fuel is if you have replaced the computer chip that advances the timing in order to get more power out of it; if you don't you are just wasting money. Just make sure that you use good brand gasoline (Top Tier) and not ethanol blends. Keep in mind that these are 20 plus year old engines with really old engine control computers without knock sensors and the like.

Jimmy Moreno
1995 530i
1986 535i
Reply With Quote