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Old 02-26-2020, 05:01 PM
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Is there a way to just reset the trip mileage? I don't really want to reset my avg mpg every time. It appears to be reseting all the info when doing a reset.

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Old 02-26-2020, 05:23 PM
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The G05 X5 loaner I had had four miles, MPG, average MPH "computers" on the iDrive: Individual, Trip, Factory, and Fill-up.

There's also a trip odometer on the instrument cluster. There's a button down in the corner of the instrument cluster to reset the trip odometer.
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Old 02-26-2020, 07:53 PM
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Is there a way to just reset the trip mileage? I don't really want to reset my avg mpg every time. It appears to be reseting all the info when doing a reset.

Thanks in advance.
Iím in the same boat as you. I havenít found a button to reset just the mileage, which sucks. Iím beginning to think there isnít such an option.
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:15 PM
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Does this match the G20?

http://www.bavarianmw.com/guide-1616.html
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:24 PM
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No unfortunately. Cars with the live cockpit donít have the O.D button to reset mileage. Cars that come with the standard gauges have it.
We only have the BC button with the live cockpit and long pressing that resets all data in the trip display (average speed, mileage and miles covered).
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Old 02-26-2020, 08:58 PM
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Yeah, the fog's clearing now. I reset the "Individual" computer in the loaner X5 with Life Cockpit when I picked up the car, and then left it alone. I always replace the fuel I use in loaners, based on the trip odometer and MPG.

Frau Putzer's X3 was demonically possessed and got "PuMA-ed." So, we had the loaner X5 a week and almost 600 miles.
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Old 02-27-2020, 09:27 PM
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Yeah, the fog's clearing now. I reset the "Individual" computer in the loaner X5 with Life Cockpit when I picked up the car, and then left it alone. I always replace the fuel I use in loaners, based on the trip odometer and MPG.

Frau Putzer's X3 was demonically possessed and got "PuMA-ed." So, we had the loaner X5 a week and almost 600 miles.
Resetting the individual in the 3 series resets all data. I wish it would only reset the miles covered.
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@Edie_E46,
On my M340 (G20), on my iDrive, under CAR, I select TRIP DATA, you can select FACTORY, LAST REFUEL or TRIP. If you choose any but trip, you keep gas mileage. I personally use since LAST REFUEL; whenever, I get gas, trip meter automatically resets as does running average MPG.

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Old 03-06-2020, 08:43 AM
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@Edie_E46,
On my M340 (G20), on my iDrive, under CAR, I select TRIP DATA, you can select FACTORY, LAST REFUEL or TRIP. If you choose any but trip, you keep gas mileage. I personally use since LAST REFUEL; whenever, I get gas, trip meter automatically resets as does running average MPG.

Hope that helps

Awesome! Going to give it a try. Thank you
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I also reset the mileage when I'm refueling the car. I'm always wondering how long I'm going to have enough gas. But for some reason I always have enough fuel in different ways.
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I also reset the mileage when I'm refueling the car. I'm always wondering how long I'm going to have enough gas. But for some reason I always have enough fuel in different ways.
The accuracy of the fuel gauges are very good in a new BMW. But, the accuracy decreases with age. Calculating the fuel burned (miles/MPG) doesn't depend on the fuel gauge, and the accuracy is more consistent.

The MPG accuracy can be off by as much as +-5 percent. The displayed MPG can be adjusted, but you need to have good records to know what to adjust it to. I adjusted the MPG in my 535i about 4.5k miles ago. Each tank's actual MPG (miles driven/gallons bought) has since been within 1% of the displayed MPG, and the running total since adjustment has been almost perfectly accurate (0.01% difference).

The roads in Bubba County, Floriduh are flat (except for two bridges connecting the cape/peninsula/island I live on to the mainland). By watching my fuel burned instead of miles remaining, I run my tanks down to less than one gallon and don't worry about running out of gas.
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Was my understanding most cars today have their fuel pumps in the gas tank. The design utilizes fuel to aide in keeping the pump cool and longer lasting. Promotion hype or fact? I try not to let the fuel level drop below 1/3 tank whenever possible based on that engineering design.
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Was my understanding most cars today have their fuel pumps in the gas tank. The design utilizes fuel to aide in keeping the pump cool and longer lasting. Promotion hype or fact? I try not to let the fuel level drop below 1/3 tank whenever possible based on that engineering design.
Hype.

The pumps are usually at the top of the tank, with a pick-up tube going down to the bottom of the tank. So the fuel emersion cooling of the pump only happens when the tank is almost full. Here's a diagram from a early-1990's Nissan Sentra's fuel tank.

I've been driving cars (and one truck) with MPG displays since 2001, and with LOW FUEL warning lights since 1999, and I generally run them down to less than two gallons left in the tank, and I've never had a problem with electric fuel pumps in: 74k miles, 115k miles, 104k miles, 124k miles, and 147k miles... and 914 miles (my first 535i was involved in an unfortunate mishap and not around very long).

There's also hype that running a car's fuel tank almost empty sucks up the garbage at the bottom of the tank. That pick-up tube goes down to the bottom of the tank, so it's always sucking up junk from the bottom of the tank, regardless of how much fuel is in the tank.

The only (remaining) places I mingle with the dregs of society are gas station-convenience stores. So, I work to minimize the number of times I go to gas stations, and prefer to do so during daylight hours, preferably in the early mornings (when the dregs are still sleeping off the previous evening's booze, weed, crack, or the previous week's meth).

I plan my road trips so that I arrive at my hotel or destination without having to buy gas after sundown. My record was 520 miles on one tank. When I filled up the next morning, it took 17.2 gallons to fill up my 18.5 gallon tank. By calculating my fuel burned and not relying on "Miles Remaining," I wasn't worried about running out of gas. It would have sucked if I did... after midnight, out in the hinterlands, with outside temperature of about +15F.
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Hype.

The pumps are usually at the top of the tank, with a pick-up tube going down to the bottom of the tank. So the fuel emersion cooling of the pump only happens when the tank is almost full. Here's a diagram from a early-1990's Nissan Sentra's fuel tank.

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I think BMW might be engineering a little differently as the fuel pump is fully contained in the fuel tank and nearly as tall as the tank is deep. Here's as link to a video that was helpful when I changed out a pump a few years back.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo
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In your initial video link, at about 3:05, it showed the fuel pump sitting in a reservoir, and the reservoir sitting in the gas tank. The reservoir looked like it held maybe one to 1.5 liters of fuel. There would (presumably) be fuel in the reservoir (immersing and cooling the pump) even if there's no fuel in the surrounding area of the fuel tank.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...330E&FORM=VIRE

I had a '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R, and fuel pumps were a common problem. It developed a leak in the tube gong from the bottom of the tank to the fuel pump at the top of the tank (or maybe a bad check valve). The car wouldn't start if the tank was below 1/4 full. It would still run as I went below 1/4 full, but I'd better be sitting next to a gas pump if I turned the engine off. I was only keeping the car a few more months. So, I just kept the tank near full and warned the buyer. My '96 200-SX SE-R (what they called two-door Sentra by then) had the same engine, but they'd fixed their fuel pump problems by then.

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The current one shows it better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...ature=emb_logo

Much has changed and improved(?) since the 90's, thankfully. I remember when fuel pumps were in the engine compartment and changing the fuel filter was a scheduled maintenance task. Am I glad those days are gone. I used to try to see how low I could go before filling up. Was a game through many pure gas and hybrid cars over the years. Never had a problem with running out. Maybe the new challenge will be to see how long and far one goes in a pure electric car. These days, I no longer find it challenging or interesting. I much rather be safe then sorry. That said, whatever revs your engine.
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@Edie_E46,
On my M340 (G20), on my iDrive, under CAR, I select TRIP DATA, you can select FACTORY, LAST REFUEL or TRIP. If you choose any but trip, you keep gas mileage. I personally use since LAST REFUEL; whenever, I get gas, trip meter automatically resets as does running average MPG.

Hope that helps
I just did that today too. Thank you very much!
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