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Old 08-07-2012, 07:02 AM   #41
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #42
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Damn in the 9s for a M3 is excellent.

01 330i sedan is currently at 12.6L/100km.

What are some ways to make the car more fuel efficient apart from driving sensibly?
Autos generally use more fuel than manuals. Cars hate stop start. Regular servicing and a light foot in situations where it's pointless to use excessive throttle always helps.

I never think about fuel consumption though. TBH what's another 1-2L ever 100km. At most it's under $10 difference each tank. F**k it, have fun with your car, don't worry about the consumption (unless there is a problem with it causing the excessive consumption).
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:45 AM   #43
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 AM   #44
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:24 PM   #45
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Wow Declan, you need to start driving S6 more often
Yeah I seem to only do that past unmarked cop cars...
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:38 PM   #46
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #47
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:23 AM   #48
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I just filled up and noticed my 2004 318i is getting 12.5L/100km. Its driven primarily in the city and stops and starts alot. Is this a normal figure?
It is a perfectly normal figure for the 318 in stop and start city driving conditions.

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I never think about fuel consumption though. TBH what's another 1-2L ever 100km. At most it's under $10 difference each tank. F**k it, have fun with your car, don't worry about the consumption (unless there is a problem with it causing the excessive consumption).
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Yeah I seem to only do that past unmarked cop cars...
+1 And yeah I always seem to be in S6 listening to my exhaust when driving past Speed Camera vans..... every time....
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #49
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my 318i is pretty fuel efficient, particularly the way I drive it

Running 91RON, I get about 9.5L/100km combined out of my Steptronic 330i. On the one tank I filled with 98RON that wasn't for a track day, I was doing 8.5L/100km. Obviously not enough to justify using fuel that's 15c/L more, but still amazing economy out of a 3.0L I6.

Mind you, in full city driving it uses about 13L/100km. Full highway is 7L/100km. Track day is 18L/100km and spirited runs are about 11.5L/100km.
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:29 AM   #50
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #51
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when i lived in canberra, i was getting 8.5-9.0

now im in sydney it's in the 12's. the traffic here is killing my consumption.

when i drive to interstate it can drop to the 10's... it would probably drop more if the drives were longer.
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Old 08-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #52
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when i lived in canberra, i was getting 8.5-9.0

now im in sydney it's in the 12's. the traffic here is killing my consumption.

when i drive to interstate it can drop to the 10's... it would probably drop more if the drives were longer.
Dropped my average from 13.3 to 12.8 after some M5 drives lol.

It's terrible in urban driving - now small shopping runs are done on the pushie.
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Old 08-12-2012, 11:32 PM   #53
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Running 91RON, I get about 9.5L/100km combined out of my Steptronic 330i. On the one tank I filled with 98RON that wasn't for a track day, I was doing 8.5L/100km. Obviously not enough to justify using fuel that's 15c/L more
Well actually, assuming that your were getting said figures, you actually get more mileage from the 98. By 100m to the L. Anything more than 8.5/100 then you're at a loss.

Also the 98 is better for your engine, but this may be subjective.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:45 AM   #54
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Well actually, assuming that your were getting said figures, you actually get more mileage from the 98. By 100m to the L. Anything more than 8.5/100 then you're at a loss.

Also the 98 is better for your engine, but this may be subjective.

...How embarrassing. You are right. I will look into this more...

I only fill up with 98RON for BMW Club drives and track days usually.

EDIT: Let the testing begin! I have a full tank of 98RON
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #55
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Getting the Vanos seals, valve cover gasket and new spark plugs done on weekend, hopefully get it around 12L mark.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:36 PM   #56
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12.9L

Getting the Vanos seals, valve cover gasket and new spark plugs done on weekend, hopefully get it around 12L mark.
Can you document how you'll be doing this or post a link you got help from?

What does this Vanos seal and all the other parts do?

I'm still learning By eaves dropping and asking dumb questions along the way!
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:03 PM   #57
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Holy crap how do you use so much fuel dude!?

Oh and since I filled up with 98RON I'm averaging 8.2L/100km!
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:10 PM   #58
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Can you document how you'll be doing this or post a link you got help from?

What does this Vanos seal and all the other parts do?

I'm still learning By eaves dropping and asking dumb questions along the way!
I have an oil leak in the valve cover gasket, and I read that that may also worsen fuel consumption. All you need to know about the VCG replacement:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886063

The Vanos seals and spark plugs I will be doing because I will already be working on that area of the motor. I have pretty crappy torque below 3000rpm so hopefully those seals will address that.

Also changing all the filters, including fuel filter, so hopefully this will all result in some overall improvement in performance and economy.

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Old 08-16-2012, 06:28 AM   #59
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I have an oil leak in the valve cover gasket, and I read that that may also worsen fuel consumption. All you need to know about the VCG replacement:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=886063

The Vanos seals and spark plugs I will be doing because I will already be working on that area of the motor. I have pretty crappy torque below 3000rpm so hopefully those seals will address that.

Also changing all the filters, including fuel filter, so hopefully this will all result in some overall improvement in performance and economy.
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:56 AM   #60
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