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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 04-01-2004, 11:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering how low the gas tank has to be in a 325i for the light to come on? I ran it down the lowest I have so far and still no light. I know the light works cause I tested the sending unit when I first got the car last month. I ran it down to the red on the gauge and the light didn't come on. I put a little more than 13 gallons in it when I filled it up after work today. How big is the tank in an '89 325i? Basically all I really want to know is how low on the gauge does it have to be for the light to come on and how far can I go once the light comes on? Normally I fill up when I have a 1/4 tank left but I just wanted to know if I was out somewhere and couldn't find a gas station how far could I go with the light on.
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mine comes on with 10 liters left in to tank
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The manual says about 30 miles' worth, depending on driving characteristics.
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yeah about 30 milesyou can check the "range" on the comp
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yeah about 30 milesyou can check the "range" on the comp
Mine doesn't have the OBC, it just has temp, date, time and memo.
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wow, i dont think ive ever had to put in more than 12 gallons on my 325is, which is usually around 70miles left on the range button, but i dont trust the gas light or the obc when the needle is well below the red marker.
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