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Old 09-11-2012, 08:17 PM
Olliesup Olliesup is offline
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WHich gas to use??

Hi, I'm brand new to Bimmerfest and brand new to classic BWM's too. I took delivery of my 1972 Bavaria today which I thrilled about. Just to prove how new I am my question is ........ what type of gas can I put in this car??? I've just moved from Europe to the US and not sure if i need to add a lead substitute to regular gas or not. Anyone out there know?
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:52 AM
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Use highest octane available. Valve saver / lead replacement has not been necessary in my 86 735i or 89318i combined at over 700,000km.
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:28 AM
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Thanks for your reply.
Had to take a chance before I got your reply as was completely out of gas ....so filled up with regular. Car appears to be running fine but will follow your advice when fillin up next time.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:02 PM
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Any 'Regular' = DEATH to BMW engines. Here in Australia we are lucky and get 98octane as the top fuel product (BP/Shell/Caltex/Gull). I never buy anything else - even for my mower! Steer very clear of Regular and you will do fine. Good luck with your oldie!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:34 AM
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Well, you can go for octane
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:13 PM
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