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I'm lookin to get a Dinan Performance chip for my '88 325is...I'm not sure bout runnin 91+ octane in it tho, is paying the extra for the gas worth the performance and fuel efficiency? Hit me if ya got a say, thanks
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As soon as I get some extra cash saved up again I'm going to get one for my '89 325i that I just got today. As far as paying more for gas it is only going to be a dollar or two more per fillup depnding on what grade you use now. Also if you get the chip use a brand name gas, I perfer 76 or Chevron. I usually get 76 cause they are a few cents cheeper than chevron.
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I'm lookin to get a Dinan Performance chip for my '88 325is...I'm not sure bout runnin 91+ octane in it tho, is paying the extra for the gas worth the performance and fuel efficiency? Hit me if ya got a say, thanks
Have you taken the Jim Conforti chip into consideration? If so, why did you choose Dinan over it?

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I'm lookin to get a Dinan Performance chip for my '88 325is...I'm not sure bout runnin 91+ octane in it tho, is paying the extra for the gas worth the performance and fuel efficiency? Hit me if ya got a say, thanks
Have you taken the Jim Conforti chip into consideration? If so, why did you choose Dinan over it? [/b][/quote]
The reason I'm going with a Dinan chip is cause one of the guys that works at our shop on Fridays works for the local BMW dealer full time and that dealer is a Dinan retailer so he can get me a chip at cost. If I wasn't getting such a good deal on the Dinan chip I would do some more shopping arround to see what else is out there.
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You can't lose when buying the higher octane fuel. Sure it costs more but i burns cleaner causing better gas milage. the performance isn't a huge gain, unless you run somethin like jet fuel with over 100 octane

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With the higher octane fuel the high the tolerance for the fuel to explode (cause spark knock). Theres no advantage except that, you should be runnig 89 - what ever premium is around you in you BMW any way. I have an 87' 325IS and it runs much smoother and better on 89 than 87. So the cost is not that different in 89 - premium (don't use any fuel that contains alchool , ethanol.
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Shouldn't have Ran your car on 87 in the first place, could ruin the engine and its aluminum parts. and ruin other ish. How much can you get the chip for ? .... does JC chips offer for 84s? or dinan*?
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