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  1. Poor Fuel Economy: Solution - VANOS

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys, I wanted to put this out there in case anyone else has a similar issue. Ever since I got my car (2003 e46 325Ci Cabrio) I've been suffering from poor fuel economy but just thought that it was 'normal' since I drive the car like a bat out of hell pretty much all the time. Recently I...
  2. Delivery Job With 325I

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    So, What do you guys think? Its with Skip The Dishes, similar to GrubHub or DoorDash.... The pay is usually minimum of 15 per hour each shift so far with delivery fees and tips. Plus bonuses the pay is decent... BUT.... I'm in an 05 325I, I get about 18-20 MPG in the city, thats not to bad...
  3. 328ci MPG halved and completely gone low end torque!! Completely stumped!

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    Hi there! Iv got a problem which has gotten alot worse over time where my 328ci mpg has gotten almost half, only on motorways do I find it barely hovering at around 29, which even then sucks because it usually sticks around 34. In the city iv been getting 16 mpg which is crazy! My low end...
  4. How many miles do you drive per day?

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    How many miles do you drive per day? I need help for a school statistics assignment. I would appreciate it, if you can take a minute to leave a comment with the figure of how many miles you drive on your average commute per day. I need 40 values for the project. Thank you.
  5. 14 mpg..? :(

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    So thanks to jfoj I was able to swap out my fuel pump with a VDO one for 123 shipped to my door, came in two days. We've had some really cold days following the day I did this repair and as far as I can tell it has corrected my slightly erratic cold start idle! We have -10 degree wind chills in...
  6. Low MPG, no CEL!?

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    Hello Everyone! I drive a 5speed 325ci 2001 When I first got the car a year ago, i was averaging around 21mpg, half highway half city. I haven't needed to go out of the city too often in the past few months, but i noticed a significant drop in my MPG. (Averaging City driving ~12.5mpg, I live in...
  7. Sudden Drop in MPG/ Burning Smell

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    I have a 04 330Cic with 117000. It is a ZHP, vert, driven with top always down, and i push it decently hard. So i get around 15.7 MPG. 91 Octane Fuel. Suddenly it has dropped to 14.4 and i can smell an odd burning smell at high revs from the front. CCV? I also seem to be burning a bit more oil...
  8. Curious about MPG

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    I am getting about 24-27 mpg with a moderately aggressive driving style, and have used 1/4 of a tank in the past week. Guessing that I would have to fill up about once a month for about $60 and spend about $700 or so a year on gas. Is this good or bad or what? I think it is but i'm not sure.
  9. mpg reading zero after new tyres and tracking

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    Hi everyone. Could someone tell me I'd this is a coincidence or not. I have just had new tyres fitted and the tracking done and I've just noticed my mpg reading is stuck on zero. Please advise. Thanks. Simon
  10. How far can you go in one tank?

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    Yesterday I managed to drive 760 miles on one tank of fuel. I averaged 45.3mpg on my road trip from Bilbao (North Spain) to Calais (North France). Just wondering what is the maximum anyone else has driven on one full tank of fuel...
  11. CCV Needs Replacement?

    DIY: Do It Yourself
    My 2004 330i ZHP with about 75,000mi encountered some difficulties this winter when it was cold and snowy. Symptoms were a rough idle, hesitation, and reduced power. I don't have a long commute and it was parked outside, so I suspect a CCV issue. The car did pop a SES light with codes P0171...
  12. FPR & Vacuum Pipe and MPG

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    Hi, all. Here we are with one more thread. I bought my 330i 2001 sedan 3 months ago. I'm doing the maintenance step-by-step. hehehe... If I had money I would buy a brand new bimmer. :clap: Today was the all filters + fuel pump + oil level sensor, that I bought from Bavarian Autosport. Easy to...
  13. Low MPG and hesitation in my 318i

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    Hi i have a 318i e46, over the past year i have noticed my MPG drop and the car hesitates sometimes while accelerating. like theres a dip in power or fuel. Can i have some ideas from you guy about how i can improve fuel economy and what sort of MPG i should be getting, i dont drive the car...
  14. What indicates the MPG?

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    Long story short- One day my car over heated and I unscrewed the radiator cap to have loads of hot water blow all over my engine (Idiot, I know) :bawling:. So i get it up and running and after that my mpg indicator started acting wierd. I can give it gas and the mpg gauge wont react until I'm at...
  15. weird issue. service engine soon light.

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    So I had a 300 mile trip this weekend and got a check engine light. No noticable performance issues with the car during or after the trip. I normally avarage about 30-32 mpg on this route. However, this time I had a roof rack with tree bikes on it + strong wind blowing and my mpg went down to...
  16. HELP: AC and Speedometer / MPG sluggish

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    My issue first started when I was driving to work on friday and my AC blower started blowing harder then shutting off and repeating... I assumed it was the final stage resistor and ordered the part. While driving home after work the same day the guage cluster started freezing, the speedometer...
  17. I need help!

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    I have 1999 323i and i have been reading everywhere that people are getting 400-450 miles outta one tank of gas. i have searched and i just cant find the exact answers i need! i however only get 300 :banghead: out of a tank of 93 octain gasonline. I drive pretty tame, i dont really have any...