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Old 09-19-2015, 01:07 AM   #21
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my eats lots of gas. it could be 20mpg but asoon as i gas it drops to 17mpg as low as 14mpg
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:17 AM   #22
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this morning my car cranks and doesnt start. am thinking its fuel pump. so put in a order on ebay for $44 e46 325i pump with 10 year warranty
First rule you broke was not asking yourself what is the brand name of the fuel pump. Bingo! It is off brand which translates into Cheap Chinese Crap.
We all know from experience that cheap chinese crap is not worth it. All of us have take the pledge not to ever use cheap chinese crap.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:36 AM   #23
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hows your fuel level when driving ? is it eating up gas????
yes, eating up gas .
when driving in city it can be as low as 15mpg. when driving highway it can be as high as 21mpg but asoon as i floor the gas the mpg start to drop rapidly to around 15mpg from 22mpg. overall pretty bad mpg
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:23 AM   #24
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yes, eating up gas .
when driving in city it can be as low as 15mpg. when driving highway it can be as high as 21mpg but asoon as i floor the gas the mpg start to drop rapidly to around 15mpg from 22mpg. overall pretty bad mpg
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:27 AM   #25
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my 325i never showed mpg dropping while accelerating that quick never before. until i started having acceleration problems couple months ago
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:01 PM   #26
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Do not get me started on fuel economy either good or bad.

With NO info to back up your claims, we have no idea if you looking at the dash economy gauge, the OBC or manually calculating the values. My guess is you are watching the needle below the tach which really does not tell you a whole lot other than you have a heavy foot.

Also when people complain about fuel economy, I want to know the Average MPH, not MPG is that is showing on the OBC that is reset for each tank fill up.

When worrying about fuel economy I only want to hear valve from highway driving, anything other than highway driving is a crap shoot.

You want your 12-13 year old car to run right, you need to read all my comments in this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=16727145
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:01 PM   #27
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Do not get me started on fuel economy either good or bad.

With NO info to back up your claims, we have no idea if you looking at the dash economy gauge, the OBC or manually calculating the values. My guess is you are watching the needle below the tach which really does not tell you a whole lot other than you have a heavy foot.

Also when people complain about fuel economy, I want to know the Average MPH, not MPG is that is showing on the OBC that is reset for each tank fill up.

When worrying about fuel economy I only want to hear valve from highway driving, anything other than highway driving is a crap shoot.

You want your 12-13 year old car to run right, you need to read all my comments in this thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=16727145
am watching my obc and reseted it after gas. like i said every time i push gas peddle i notice the mpg droping. my average is around 60
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:10 PM   #28
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We are speaking 2 different languages. What is an average 60?? MPH??

If you sit in traffic or floor the throttle the MPG WILL drop, this is normal.
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:22 PM   #29
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sorry i meant 60mph
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Old 09-19-2015, 05:23 PM   #30
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ok then that sounds good. i just don't remember my mpg dropping rapid.
prolly due to the lean conditon
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:00 PM   #31
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so anyways i got the fuel pump and it looks extaclty the same. also it looks like im the first one to open the fuel pump. so i guess i got a an EO part for cheap =p .

Now into how car performance. the car started up and sounded clean little crispier sound that i didn't hear before i enjoyed it.
i notice the car does not have hesitation problems like before where the rpm would get stuck on 4k and car will stay going same speed even tho i accelerate hard.
now it seems the car runs okay but 0-60 is still slow and i look at dash bored while accelerating and i notice mph needle going up slow. but this is better then before good progress.

i remember couple thousand miles ago. my 325i can do burn outs if i just floor it . i tried it but of course waited till the car got warmed up. and it didn't do a burn out no where near as before. and not much torque as i remember before.
but an improvement.

any suggestions as what should i change now to get my car back to tip top shape
i have new coils new plugs. both have less then 2k miles on em

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Old 09-22-2015, 09:56 PM   #32
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I road in my buddies with 350hp and he switched highways at wot scared tge piss out of me felt as fast other bodies 500hp supra awesome car they are rare hopefully they will bring them back rx8s r ok but I don't like tge rear doors and odd shape and lackbof turbos
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