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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:41 PM
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Yes I understand what you mean, but that does not provide any information. Look at your receipt, how many gallons did you filled up and compare with how many miles you had driven. Even if the fuel level sensor was totally broken and always showed your car is empty it would not change the MPG, real MPG that is, not what iDrive provides you with. Get the real MPG first, then troubleshoot the issue, if there is one.
The most sensible response so far. Some data will help. In city driving, with AC on, and a heavy foot, 13-15mpg would not be abnormal. City driving is horrible on fuel consumption, made worse by fast acceleration, late braking and long idle times at lights. Plus, some cities do not have synchronized traffic lights. Calculate your mpg and consider the driving conditions.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:53 PM
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Yes I understand what you mean, but that does not provide any information. Look at your receipt, how many gallons did you filled up and compare with how many miles you had driven. Even if the fuel level sensor was totally broken and always showed your car is empty it would not change the MPG, real MPG that is, not what iDrive provides you with. Get the real MPG first, then troubleshoot the issue, if there is one.
Will do, Ill try troubleshooting this way before messing with the sensor. thanks
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:55 PM
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Looks like my extended warranty is replacing the fuel level sensor and front right control arm..
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:43 PM
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Looks like my extended warranty is replacing the fuel level sensor and front right control arm..

Have you calculated the real mpg?
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:38 PM
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No haven't been able to run a full tank since I filled up, it's half now sitting at the dealer.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:50 AM
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No haven't been able to run a full tank since I filled up, it's half now sitting at the dealer.
Good luck, however keep in mind fuel sensor will not change your MPG at all. You could have also figured it out by filling up even at half tank or whatever, as long as you know how many miles you've driven since you filled up to the top, you just fill up again and take the number of driven miles and divide it by gallons filled up.
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