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Old 06-25-2011, 01:23 AM
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I get around 20 from my 540i
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:32 AM
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:45 AM
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24 average, approximately 28 highway.

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:27 AM
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22 is the best so far.

Maybe a bit heavy on the foot...?
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:44 AM
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I have hit 24.5 on a 5-hour drive on the highway, other than that, a consistent 19.5 mixed city/highway... not the greatest, but oh well!!
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:32 AM
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19-25 mpg. But with 93 octane and a jim conforti chip.

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Old 06-25-2011, 12:48 PM
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abt 16 in heavy traffic. 25-28 at highway speeds. I average about 22 for all driving on my 95 525i auto with the EAT chip and 201,000 miles.
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:41 PM
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Town = Very sad & Trip = 34mpg
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:54 PM
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500 kms per tank..... However that adds up to.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:20 PM
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Old 06-28-2011, 05:27 PM
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19.6 avg. Usually get over 300 miles on a tank. Hopefully with custom exhaust soon it'll be better.
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Old 06-28-2011, 09:13 PM
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:21 PM
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:48 AM
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500 kms per tank..... However that adds up to.
got it!!! about 310 miles per tank.

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Old 06-29-2011, 03:57 AM
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I am getting around 12 mpg suburban driving in a 1990 535i 5 speed. Obviously something I need to figure out. It runs very rich. So far I have replaced the plugs, wires and distributor cap and rotor as well as the catalytic converter. These items got me up from 8 mpg at least.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:40 PM
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I am getting around 12 mpg suburban driving in a 1990 535i 5 speed. Obviously something I need to figure out. It runs very rich. So far I have replaced the plugs, wires and distributor cap and rotor as well as the catalytic converter. These items got me up from 8 mpg at least.
Is the MAF unplugged?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:54 PM
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The MAF is Plugged in and the car dies if I unplug it

A While ago I swapped it with another unit and experienced no change.

I do need to check the throttle position switch.

I have not found any vacuum leaks.
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:28 PM
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Old 07-02-2011, 03:48 PM
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I average 28mpg
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:38 PM
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24 City
27 Hwy

'91 535i 5 speed
wow! thats really impressive.

i get about 19.5 average. 16 city normally and around 23 hwy.

1989 535i 5 speed (3.91 lsd + heavy right foot.)
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:54 AM
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I get 19 city 23 highway.. 1995 525i.
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:08 AM
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I am seeing 19mpg city, 23 hwy - 1995 (E34) 540i
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:08 PM
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19.8 city, 23.3 hwy.
Kinda off topic, but what wheels are those in your siggy?
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:26 PM
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Kinda off topic, but what wheels are those in your siggy?
Are those not style 32's?
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:32 PM
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Yes, 17" style 32's form an e39 530.
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